Hammond’s Alan Cohen is Exclusive Listing Agent for the $3.2M Sale of Boston University-Owned Property and Longtime Silber Residence

Posted by Mark H. Lippolt — March 2, 2015

1425317690BROOKLINE, MA – Jim Nemetz, manager of Hammond Residential Estate’s Brookline/Newton office, recently announced that senior sales associate Alan Cohen was the exclusive listing agent in connection with the $3,200,000 sale of 132 Carlton Street, Brookline, a historic Boston University-owned property that served as the former residence of longtime Boston University President and Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Silber.

Located in the Cottage Farm Historic District, 132 Carlton Street is a 9,000 square foot prominent neighborhood landmark residence that was designed in 1908 by noted Boston architects Kilham & Hopkins in the French Beaux Arts style. Sited on a prominent corner lot, the property is distinguished by its stucco and stone exterior, and slate hip roof. Abundant, ornate architectural details are found throughout the house, and its stately-proportioned rooms include a dramatic, curved central staircase, mahogany millwork, eleven-foot high ceilings enhanced by deep crown and dentil moldings, built-in window seats, large, bold windows and French pocket doors. Amenities include eight fireplaces, an elevator, multiple-zone heating and cooling, private garden and garage parking.


The construction of 132 Carlton Street was originally commissioned by Bernard Jenney Jr., who served as president of the Jenny Manufacturing Company. Boston University acquired the house in 1963, and former university president and Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Silber moved into the house in 1971, where he remained for over forty years until his death.

“It was an honor to be named by Boston University as the exclusive listing agent in connection with the sale of this historic and significant property,” said Alan Cohen. “Ownership of 132 Carlton Street is a unique opportunity to own a landmark period property in proximity to Boston and all it has to offer.”

Alan Cohen is one of Brookline and Newton's most prolific and practiced realtors, and he is also a Historic Homes Marketing Specialist, certified by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. His keen communication, negotiation and visual skills have been refined by many years in real estate and prior experience as a clinical social worker and Children's Museum exhibition developer. Valued for his market knowledge, attentiveness and reliable counsel, Cohen's reputation for diligence has earned him a strong following among former clients and other real estate professionals who entrust him with their referrals.

Hammond Residential Real Estate

Hammond Residential is headquartered in Chestnut Hill, and has three Boston locations and fifteen suburban branch offices. The company reports over two billion dollars in sales volume annually, ranking in sales volume among the top 500 firms in the United States, and as the sixth-highest in mean average sales price and the ninth-highest in sales volume per sales associate. Hammond is well-known as the publisher of the region’s finest magazines featuring local properties for sale, and is an independently owned and operated franchise company within the Real Living Real Estate franchise network.

To learn more, please visit www.HammondRE.com.

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