In the Pill Hill neighborhood, near Brookline Village, this storybook cape designed by Royal Barry Wills is nestled amidst flowering trees and bushes. Built in 1959, the home was thoughtfully and lovingly renovated in 2002, with newer kitchen, baths, HVAC. Throughout the house, molding, baseboards, and 6-panel hardwood doors were added. Bay windows offer views of the garden and fill the house with light. On the first floor, in addition to a gracious living room with fireplace, there is a library, office and crafts room, with sliders to slate patio, ideal for al fresco dining by a decorative pond. Off the elegant dining room, is a serious cook’s kitchen with cathedral ceilings, six-burner Viking stove, honed granite counters, cork floor and easy access to the garden. The second floor has three bedrooms, two baths. There are two offices in the basement. In addition to one car attached garage, near the kitchen entry there is a rear driveway with extra off-street parking.
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.
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.