Editor's note: The home of the week article alternates weekly between Roslindale and West Roxbury homes.
Purchasing a comfortable, warm and welcoming home is usually at the top of any homebuyers wish list. Finding one as meticulously maintained and frequently updated is the icing on the cake. This lovely center entrance colonial on Vermont St. in West Roxbury has been granted both of these significant advantages and so much more, all awaiting for its next fortunate owner.
Both its interior and exterior exhibit the home's rich history and charm with its vintage details and architectural touches. The open entry foyer graciously welcomes and guides guests into an inviting 12 x 19 square foot fireplaced living room and a cozy adjoining 5 x 17 square foot den. The 12 x 11 square foot dining area offers a tastefully simple decor with wood accents and soft sage green walls that shed a soft ambiance throughout the space. The neighboring 12 x 17 square foot eat-in kitchen is a fluid and hospitable culinary center that will fittingly serve as the heart of this home with its wood cabinetry and abundance of counter space, including a handy peninsula with seating for quick, casual meals. The kitchen opens into a charming 12 x 13 square foot family room with a vaulted, paneled ceiling with skylights and walls of windows that drench the area in natural sunlight. This room also markets the versatile outdoor provisions of this home with convenient access to the rear deck that overlooks the private, level, fenced-in back yard.
The second level hosts three spacious bedrooms at 12 x 19, 12 x 12 and 12 x 16 square feet and a full family bath.
As mentioned, this home has received many continuous updates, including a new boiler in 2005 and new siding and Harvey windows in 2007. While many homeowners will agree that structural updates are placed high on the priority list of residential evaluations, the bottom line is beauty and location, and this property offers both for years of comfort and enjoyment.
Location: 289 Vermont St.
Baths: 1 full, 1 half
Living Area: 1,816 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 5,000 sq. ft. (.11 acre)
Listing Agent: Karen Nickel, Hammond Residential R.E., 617-943-0922
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