Hammond Agents Represent Clients in Significant $4,225,000 Newton Sale

Posted by Leaura Levine — July 19, 2016

1468951503CHESTNUT HILL, MA - Saul Cohen of Hammond Residential Real Estate recently announced the significant $4,225,000 sale of 167 Lake Avenue in Newton, a spectacular 1895 Colonial Revival-style residence located across from Crystal Lake in one of the most desirable suburbs of Boston. Matt Montgomery and Lauren Carroll of the Matt Montgomery Group represented the seller, and Charlie McMillan represented the buyer.  At the time of the sale, 167 Lake represented the highest price paid for a single-family property in Newton in 2016.

Featuring 7,040 square feet of living area and situated on almost one half-acre of land, 167 Lake Avenue is comprised of fifteen total rooms which include six bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and two half-bathrooms. The residence has been renovated to blend the best of original period details with modern amenities. Architectural features such as French doors, hardwood flooring, and custom finishes are found throughout the property.


A dramatic foyer opens to a spacious living room, family room, and library on the first level. On this level there is also an extraordinary modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a butler’s pantry, and one half-bathroom.

The second level features a luxurious master suite along with four additional bedrooms, two full-bathrooms, and a lovely sitting area with a balcony. A spacious home office, one bedroom, and one full-bathroom are on the third level.

A finished lower level completes the property’s interior with a media room and ample studio space.

Exterior property amenities at 167 Lake Avenue include a dramatic front porch, a spacious deck and patio, and a heated in ground swimming pool. Two garage and six off-street parking spaces round off the property, which is in proximity to a host of restaurant, retail, and transportation options.

Matthew Montgomery has built not only one of the top residential real estate teams in Newton and Brookline, but also one of the top teams in Massachusetts.  Matt developed this approach with his business partner, Merle Winer, starting in 2001.  Since 2012 when Merle stepped away from the business, Matt has proven himself as a force in the market expanding the business he worked to build over the previous decade.  Matt has sought out a team of agents including Ashley Desmond, Kelly Farrell Salem, Lauren Carroll and Kristina Lamarre to assist him in managing his growing business.  Together with these seasoned agents and his long time transaction manager Katie Faraone, Matt has established his team as the most consistently productive in the market and also as group completely committed to servicing their diverse buyer and seller clients at the highest possible level.

Charlie McMillan is a recognized and respected leader in real estate sales with over twenty years of experience in the western suburbs of Boston. He has received top sales and top listing awards throughout his career, and he is an expert in pricing, negotiating, and closing. Charlie is also trained in historic home sales, buyer agency, relocation assistance, “green” home sales, and condominium sales.

A member of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, and the National Association of Realtors, Charlie and his wife have been residents of Newton for more than thirty years, raising their sons there. An active community member, He has done extensive volunteer work in Newton and was awarded a Certificate of Community Service by the Mayor of Newton in 2009. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and has done graduate work at Harvard and the University of Massachusetts.

Hammond Residential Real Estate’s Brookline/Newton office is located at 826 Boylston Street. If you are interested in the purchase or sale of luxury properties in Newton or in and around Greater Boston, please visit http://mattmontgomerygroup.myhammondagent.com/, http://charliemcmillan.myhammondagent.com/, and http://www.hammondre.com/.

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