Sometimes change can be good. Liberating even. For the owner of this storied Queen Anne Victorian in Newton, Massachusetts, it was time to shake things up a bit.
For some thirty years, the 9,000-square-foot, fifteen-room former all-girls Catholic school had been the family home. The mother of two raised her children here and flung open its grand doors to host all sorts of events, from kids’ parties and college reunions to a sorority sleepover for sixty of her daughter’s friends.
Given all those fond memories, even an impending divorce couldn’t shake her spirit—or her love for her home. “I never thought about leaving,” she says. “It’s such a special house.”