This landmark Queen Anne-style house, built in 1883 in a coveted West Newton neighborhood, features stunning period details, multiple fireplaces, and high ceilings. The 24'x16' reception hall that connects 33'x21' family room and 22'x19' living room, separated by pocket doors from 21'x18' dining room offers superb entertaining spaces. In addition to the master suite that includes a sitting room/study, one and one-half bathrooms, there are several en-suite bedrooms with office/sitting rooms on the second and third floors. The home has been lovingly restored and updated with 7 zone HVAC, newer kitchen, 400 amp electric service, and roof. The lower level, recently finished, has a wine cellar, office, game room and exercise room. The home is approached by a semi-circular driveway bordered by perennial flowerbeds, flowering trees and a magnificent beech. West Newton Village with its well known cinema, restaurants, and shopping is close by, as are the Commuter Rail, Express Bus and Mass Pike.
Born and raised in the New Haven area, Erin was a marketing major at Quinnipiac College before marrying her husband, Ken Baumgartner, a professional hockey player. During his 12-year NHL career, Erin lived in Los Angeles; New York; Toronto; Orange County, California; and finally in Boston, where her husband both played and coached for the Bruins and subsequently attended Harvard Business School.
Erin returned to Newton in 2004 when her husband accepted a position in the financial services industry. She has been an active Realtor since 2005 in the Brookline/Newton area. The years of moving her family from city to city has given Erin real empathy for the challenges and stress of relocation. This, combined with her college marketing training, her study of Interior Design at Parsons School, her energy and effervescent personality, have all contributed to her notable success as a Realtor.
The Baumgartners have two daughters who were raised in the Boston area. Erin has been active with the Parent Association at BB&N and has also volunteered for the Boston Ballet.
For the benefit of their seller and buyer clients, Erin Baumgartner and Pauline Ho Bynum have formed a business partnership. Their different backgrounds and experiences have allowed them to create a team that understands their clientele's manifold interests, needs and goals and that offers exceptional knowledge of the market and local communities. They are proud of their reputation for professional and personal commitment and integrity.
It is generally acknowledged that Pauline, highly regarded by her fellow brokers and a REALTOR® since 1982, sets a standard, both in the level of service rendered to her clients and in her brokerage production. Born in China, but raised in the United States, Pauline attended Wellesley College and earned a M.A. in history from Columbia University. She taught Western Civilization and Asian history at Brooklyn College and at Central State University in Oklahoma.
A resident of the Brookline/Newton area since 1979, Pauline was instrumental in the organization of The Friends of Larz Anderson Park and Boston Midsummer Opera. She has served on the boards of Boston Lyric Opera and Brookline Library Foundation and is the New England Regional Chairman for Met Opera National Council Auditions -- a position she has held for over twenty-five years. Her daughter, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum is a novelist who is on the faculty of Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, teaching writing and literature. Her son, Taylor Ho Bynum, is a jazz composer and musician who gigs in the United States, Europe, and Asia and lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
For the benefit of their seller and buyer clients, Pauline Ho Bynum and Erin Baumgartner have formed a business partnership. Their different backgrounds and experiences have allowed them to create a team that understands their clientele's manifold interests, needs and goals and that offers exceptional knowledge of the market and local communities. They are proud of their reputation for professional and personal commitment and integrity.