This home on the original Hunnewell Estate was built by Horatio Hunnewell as a summer home “for the use of any of the members of our family who may be tempted to occupy it”.
Scholars note the home as one of the first true Queen Anne structures built in the United States. It features a stone first floor with a superstructure of wood and half-timbering. The irregular massing and off center chimneys are also marks of the style. It was designed by architect Charles Brigham, a prominent Boston architect.