Bouve House // 1885

Located at the corner of Kent Street and Longwood Ave, this Queen Anne home commands the corner lot with its massing and bold materials. Built in 1885 by the real estate magnate John Prescott Webber, the home is faced with random and quarry-faced ashlar granite on the first floor and roughcast stucco on the floor above. The home is asymmetrical with massive bays, gables and a stone porte-cochere which originally led to a large carriage house behind (since razed). The home was apparently designed by Boston architect S. Edwin Tobey for Webber and soon after sold to George F. Bouve, a Boston shoe manufacturer from France. New owners have enhanced the home with lush vegetation, which is great for the streetscape and home but makes photographing harder!

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