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Home of the Week: Classic bungalow features bath with glass shower wall, Carrara marble counter

Home of the Week West Roxbury
The home, which sits on a 0.12-acre lot, is a little more than a half mile to the commuter rail.
The home, which sits on a 0.12-acre lot, is a little more than a half mile to the commuter rail. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

284 Corey St., West Roxbury

$475,000

Style: Bungalow

Year built: 1923

Square feet: 1,423

Bedrooms: 2

Baths: 1 full, 1 half

Sewer/water: Public

Taxes: $4,602 (2017)

This home has the all of the classic details, including a full shed dormer jutting out of the sloping roof. A broad front porch runs the length of the house, reached by taking four steps up from the walkway. The home was even built in 1923, a time housing historians denote as a boom for bungalows in the United States.

The foyer opens to the living room, where the focal point is the red-brick corner fireplace, though its mantel serves as the resting spot for a television these days. The three windows, all updated, peer over couches positioned to focus on the fireplace.

The formal dining room has a thin chair rail, the original built-in hutch with drawers (the door itself is lost to history), a chandelier with globe-like clear bulbs, and a set of windows overlooking the backyard.

The farmhouse-style kitchen has a metal sink that may be original to the home and a mix of white and gray solid-wood and metal cabinets, some of which are difficult to open. The appliances are white and include an electric stove and a refrigerator in a small closet-like space. A half bath completes the first floor.

The home’s two bedrooms, laundry room, and a full bath are on the second floor. The master bedroom is large and has a walk-in closet. The full bath was updated recently and offers a single vanity with a Carrara marble countertop and a shower-tub combination behind a clear-glass wall. The flooring is tile.

The basement is unfinished, and the fiber-cement siding, roof, windows, and heating system have been updated in the past four years. The home, which sits on a 0.12-acre lot, is a little more than a half mile to the commuter rail.

The shared driveway leads to a nice single-car garage with another parking spot behind it. The backyard is something like a tabletop; a flat area meets a sloping side on the right.

Chris Kostopoulos of Keller Williams Realty in Newton is the listing agent. His website is www.isellmass.com. As of press time, an offer has been accepted on this property.

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