Style: Dutch Colonial
Year built: 1900
Square feet: 2,846
Baths: 2 full, 1 half
Taxes: $6,663 (2018)
This dormered Dutch Colonial is in that city, the one where Encore Boston Harbor, the sole resort casino for Eastern Massachusetts, is set to open later this year.
A broad farmer’s porch leads to a small, enclosed entryway with the original leaded, true divided-light windows flanking an interior door with leaded glass. The entry connects to a foyer so comfortably spacious that there are built-in wooden benches, as well as a leaded-glass oval window and a windowed bump-out.
This foyer leads straight into the heart of the house, a living room with 9-foot-plus ceilings, an expansive bay-windowed bump-out overlooking the front porch, and another window. A pretty interior window between the living room and the hallway to the kitchen boasts its original leaded glass.
A set of pocket doors separates the living and dining rooms. The latter features a chair rail, a glass chandelier, and a working wood-burning fireplace that has a deep-black granite firebox and a white carved wooden mantel with a hint of Art Deco to it.
Everywhere on the first level, except the kitchen, the flooring is the refinished original hardwood, including narrow slices of face-nailed oak.
The kitchen, found by turning left down the hall off the foyer, has been fully updated. The flooring is Brazilian cherry, the cabinets are maple, the appliances are stainless steel, and the counters are granite, including on the island, where there is storage and seating for three. The sink is nicely located under a bank of four windows, and the cabinets extend into an alcove where there is a second sink, more granite counters, and a wine refrigerator.
A half bath, located between the foyer and the kitchen, completes this floor.
There are two ways to the upper floors: the main staircase in the foyer and the morning stairs off the kitchen. The nicer of the two — by design — is the main stairwell, with its wide oak treads and numerous balusters. There were four bedrooms on this floor, but the owners took down a wall to create a master with a sitting room. The bedroom area has a deep closet, and the sitting room offers a window seat and a working wood-burning fireplace.
The other bedrooms on this floor share a walk-through closet.
The home’s main full bath has a tub/shower combo with a ceramic tile surround, a ceramic tile floor, and a single cherry vanity with a granite counter.
The third floor offers a bedroom, office space, a large cedar closet, and additional storage. All of the bedrooms on the second and third floors have the original hardwood flooring.
The fifth bedroom is in the walk-out basement, which also has a laundry area with a workbench and a shower-only bathroom with a single vanity.
The property has a driveway with room for four vehicles parked in tandem, but no backyard. The lot is 0.08 of an acre.
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