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Listed: For $575,000, a Newton condo in a mansion the Stanley steam-car brothers built

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84 Eldredge St., Unit 2, in Newton boasts a large covered porch and period crown molding. Remark Visions

It appears that steam-powered engines weren’t the only thing that Francis and Freelan Stanley had a knack for building.

A few years before founding Stanley Motor Carriage Co., the twins known for their steam-powered cars constructed a headquarters for Newton’s Hunnewell Social Club. The building went up in the 1890s, and, according to a 2012 Facebook post by the Stanley Museum in Kingfield, Maine, the brothers spent a good chunk of time there while living in the Massachusetts city. The 84 Eldredge St. location later became the Pomroy House community center before being converted into condominiums. Now, a buyer can nab the parlor-level unit for $575,000.

Unit 2, a cozy one-bedroom, one-bathroom home, measures 950 square feet, with an open layout and custom shutters. A wood-burning fireplace, high ceilings, and period crown molding accent the pistachio-colored living and dining space. A covered porch provides ample outdoor lounge space, and one deeded off-street parking spot is included in the sale.

This property is listed by Landmark Property Group of Compass.

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