What’s Cooking with Lydia Shire at 137 Wellesley Street, Weston, Massachusetts

By darlenecarucci, Posted August 10, 2015

If you wanna know what’s cooking, you’re going to have to ask Lydia Shire, Executive Chef and seller of this beautifully-renovated, historic, five-bedroom, colonial farmhouse.

Step inside this pre-Civil War, Greek Revival, and it should come as no surprise that the heart & soul of this home centers around its thoughtfully designed kitchen and dining areas. The kitchen with it’s open, industrial layout, vintage, bright red gas stove and spacious pantry also offers a separate sunny, breakfast area and a wall of windows overlooking lush, landscaped, grounds, made cozy with it’s original, back to back, cook-style fireplace. The formal, spacious dining room is complete with an ornate gold leaf ceiling and an artfully designed wood fireplace.

Our extraordinary owner, a pioneer in the restaurant industry, became the first female Executive Chef in the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, is recipient of multiple awards including the prestigious James Beard, and has been Executive Chef of acclaimed Boston restaurants such as Biba, Excelsior, Locke-ober, and presently Scampo. She’s broken bread with and worked alongside other industry greats including Julia Child and Jasper White.

Quoted as saying “I need to surround myself with beauty”, you will agree that Chef Shire has achieved such in this suburban treasure, rich in architectural detail and sitting on 1.37 acres.

Located in Weston and presented to you by The Carucci Group for $1,695,000.00.

More detailed information and photos of this listing can be found at http://www.bostonrealestate.net/…/137-wellesley-street-wes…/.

To schedule an appointment contact Michael L. Carucci, Executive Vice President of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty at 617-901-7600.