Home of the Week: 55-plus condo in Chelmsford features master with high ceiling, finished basement

Home of the Week
Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff

41 Saint Andrews Way, Chelmsford

Downsizing doesn’t mean you have to move into a “closet’’ with a window, and this Cape-influenced condo in a 55-plus development is confirmation of that — thanks to the walkout finished basement and cathedral ceilings on the first floor that will have visitors craning their necks.

A short path winds from the driveway to a front porch wide enough for a couple of folks to knock the snow and sand off their boots before stepping inside and being greeted in a living room with a towering ceiling. The space is awash in natural light from a square window set just below the roofline.

A wide doorway separates the space from the dining room, where a pretty chandelier hangs in the center and the walls are adorned with wainscot, complementing the crown molding.

From the dining room, you enter the kitchen, which fits together so cohesively with the family room that I suspect the gas fireplace on one end can warm the cook on the other. The kitchen has cherry cabinets, a walk-in pantry, granite counters, black appliances, an eating area, and access to the slider, which leads to a deck with views of the neighboring wetlands. The family room is centered on the fireplace. Picture-frame wainscot adds to the room’s charm.

A short hallway leads to the master suite, with its sky-high ceiling, making the 210-square-foot space with walk-in closet seem larger still. The room’s two large windows offer views of the wetlands, and the recently updated en-suite bath features a granite-topped double vanity of dark cherry, a whirlpool tub, and a shower with two heads.

Adjacent to the master is a half bath and a laundry closet.

One of the home’s dormers houses a large window that casts sunshine on the foyer and the broad hardwood stairway. On the second floor, a carpeted loft overlooks the foyer and living room. Down the hallway are two bedrooms, one with a dormer, and another full bath.

Clever storage spaces can be found throughout the home, including in the basement, which is finished, has several aboveground windows, and opens to a mudroom.

The home has an attached two-car garage. One full-time resident must be at least 55 years old to live in the Village at Meadowood. Children under 21 can visit, but cannot live there.

The listing agents, Pat Dearborn and Ellen McLaughlin of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Chelmsford, will hold an open house on Sunday, March 12, from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, visit their website at


Style Condo
Year built 1999
Square feet 2,407
Bedrooms 3
Baths 2 full, 1 half
Sewer/water Public
Fee $385 per month
Taxes 7,706 (2016)

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