Eiseman House // 1905

One thing New England does right is Colonial Revival homes. The style began as an divergence from the ornate Victorian era homes seen in the mid-to-late 19th century for more classical designs (though many homes were a blending of Queen Anne and Colonial Revival). This Georgian Revival home was built in 1905 for Albert and Sidney Eiseman. They were clearly wealthy as they owned not just this home, but a summer estate in nearby Swampscott on the north shore, hiring Frederick Law Olmsted to design the landscaping. The Longwood, Brookline home was designed by James T. Kelley, an architect who began as a draftsman for Sturgis & Brigham, in Boston. The home for the Eisman’s is a three-story brick home with a central recessed balcony at the second floor, stone lintels and an entry with ionic columns.