With Danny Ainge out of the Boston Celtics front office and now reportedly a candidate for the Utah Jazz front office, it makes sense for his posh suburban Boston house to be on the market. From the outside, Ainge’s massive 8,300 sq. ft. colonial looks like it’s going to be a boring property, something that makes the wife happy but leaves the husband miserable.
Then I got a look at the second level of this six-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath monster with a $4,500,000 asking price, and there was the man cave with a golf simulator. Now we’re talking! The wife can have her level while the husband has an entire floor to himself for simulator league nights and a room to watch sports and drop f-bombs.
Add in an inground trampoline with a basketball hoop for crazy dunk contests and you have a place where guys can be guys while the rich wives compete with one another over who drinks the best wine.
From Ainge’s realtor Christine Lawrence from Rutledge’s Properties:
Rarely found in the Country Club neighborhood, this expansive custom 2003 Colonial is better than new. Substantial & gracious floor plan doesn’t compromise on any wish list spaces. Truly state of the art design, the magnificent new kitchen is the star of this home, featuring custom cabinets, gorgeous quartzite counter, statement hood, extra refrigeration & full pantry area.
Open to sunny breakfast room, family room and sunroom, and all lead to patio surrounded by meticulously manicured & very private grounds. 1st floor also has the prettiest office, living and dining rooms, and a private guest suite. Luxurious master suite offers exceptional space and serenity with spa like bath, walk-in closet and private balcony.
3 other en suite bedrooms and laundry on 2nd floor as well as AMAZING new media room with Full Swing Golf Simulator. 3rd floor provides excellent space for visitors w/ its own bedroom, bath and laundry. Lower level with plenty of play space inc gym and bath.
I dug a little deeper to find details the realtor left out. Whole Foods is a whopping .8 miles down the road while Starbucks is 1.2 miles door-to-door. The nearest wine emporium is three miles, and the Boston Garden is 18 miles east. In other words, this place is in the heart of it all!
And all of this house is on under a half-acre of property, so your Thursday Night Mowing will be minimal, leaving you more time to dunk on that trampoline.