Home of the Week: Saugus Colonial offers custom closets, entertainment centers, and finished attic

Buying Home of the Week
The custom closet in the master suite.
The custom closet in the master suite. Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

 17 Sweetwater St., Saugus

Style: Colonial
Year built: 2015
Square feet: 3,658
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 2 full, 2 half
Sewer/water: Public
Taxes: $6,856 (2017)

There’s a broad farmer’s porch with a cedar ceiling where you can pass the day, but there is an awful lot of nice stuff inside this pristine Colonial. And it’s not far from the Bellevue Golf Club in neighboring Melrose.

Step inside to an open floor plan that combines the living/dining and kitchen space. The living room is centered on a floor-to-ceiling custom built-in entertainment unit framing the gas fireplace.

The kitchen is U-shaped, offering creamy-white quartz counters with gold speckles. The dark brown cabinets rise above both the stainless-steel appliances and the white marble floor. Here you’ll also find a stainless apron sink and a gas stove.

There is a half bath off the kitchen. The flooring is hardwood on the three upper floors, and recessed lighting is abundant and in every major room.

The four bedrooms are on the second floor, each of which has custom shelving built on-site by a finish carpenter – but none can rival the walk-in master closet. Here, there is a Lazy Susan that can hold 40-plus pairs of shoes and has shelves and drawers.

The rest of the master suite is sweet, too. The bedroom has three large windows and fits a king-size bed easily. The bath has a double vanity, a large oval-shaped whirlpool tub, and an expansive shower with three heads, including a square rain shower one, and a bench.

A set of stairs leads to the final floor. It appears to be just another finished attic, but it so much more. There is bright sitting area, but then the room contracts into a hexagonal-shaped tunnel with white doors for storage punched into the walls on one side. The short tunnel empties into a family room with one of the most distinctive ceilings seen in a while: It has seven flat planes sloping into points, something like those paper projects made by schoolchildren. The bright white ceiling offsets a massive mahogany-toned entertainment center covering one wall. The center hosts a digital TV, but it also has a pull-down screen for overhead projection.

In the opposite corner is a wet bar with a granite counter and wine refrigerator; the other corner has a half bath.

The basement is finished, too, and is set up as a fitness room. There is an inset for the laundry.

The property shares a driveway with a neighbor. The lot is flat and nearly a half acre. Flood insurance is required because of a small stream to the right of the driveway.

Andrea Anastas with RE/Max Village Properties in Topsfield is the listing broker.

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