Style: Raised ranch
Year built: 1964
Square feet: 1,412
Baths: 2 full
Taxes: $5,074 (2018)
This ranch is raised and so is the neighborhood.
And prices in the area are going up.
The home is in Ward 1, in a city that has seen an 85 percent increase in the median price for single-family homes since 2012, according to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors.
The front door of the home opens directly into a family room with white ceramic tile flooring (ideal for a quick cleanup of whatever snow boots track in) on a level that houses laundry and workout rooms and utility space.
Upstairs, the living room and breakfast nook flank the kitchen in an open layout. Slider windows frame the nook, which offers a view of the backyard and, farther out, Pine Grove Cemetery. A door leads to a set of stairs and the backyard.
The living room gets natural light from four casement windows and has a hardwood floor.
As it is in any home, the main event is the kitchen. This one underwent an overhaul about five years ago. It boasts a granite-topped island with seating for four, storage, a double sink, and plenty of room for food prep. Lighting is from recessed and pendant fixtures. The cabinets are coffee-colored, and some have glass doors. Multicolored glass tiles make up the backsplash, and the appliances are stainless steel. The floor here and in the breakfast nook is beige ceramic tile.
The three bedrooms run off the hallway found at the top of the front stairwell. One of the secondary bedrooms is set up as an office; the other has a walk-in closet. The main bath is all white with one exception: the coffee-colored single-vanity cabinet. The shower/tub combo features a subway tile surround. The sink is porcelain.
The master suite, found in the front corner of the house, has two windows and two closets — one is a walk-in. The master bath offers a single vanity topped with granite, as well as a shower with a frameless glass door and a tan tile surround offset by a mosaic inlay.
All of the bedrooms have hardwood floors.
The one-bay garage is tucked underneath the home, with access from the lower level. You can also head out into the fenced-in backyard from this floor. The slightly sloped yard is framed by four towering oak trees and has a wide stripe of asphalt down its center, perfect for toddlers and their wheeled toys. The lot is 0.16 of an acre.
The listing agent, Nicole Doucette of Angie’s Home Team at North Star Realtors of Wakefield, will host an open house on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
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