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This historic gem of Belmont was built in 1850, designed by esteemed architect Albert Higgins. It sits on groomed grounds featuring a front stone wall and entry steps, a patio set within a half-acre garden with views of the Prudential center and downtown Boston, and a winding stone path leading down to a renovated carriage house.

 

Upon entering this beautiful home you are introduced to the graceful bullfinch staircase, 11-foot ceilings and gleaming hardwood floors.

The authentic oval-shaped dining room opens to a library with bay windows, perfect for entertaining or finding a peaceful moment with a view. You can also appreciate architectural elements, such as built-in library bookshelves, large windows and original cornices throughout the first floor. 

On this floor we also find a large formal living room with a fireplace, a powder room, an open-plan kitchen and family room with attached sunny office. The open kitchen/living space features a gas stove, French doors, and a wall of tall windows. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning as the natural light filters in and you look out over Boston.

We return to the elegant staircase to find our way upstairs. The hard wood hallway is afforded with natural light, five bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The master bedroom has a beautifully refinished bathroom including a marble countertop and backsplash, triple mirror, double sinks and cabinets, and modern finishes. The Jacuzzi bathtub sits in a corner between two large windows with garden views. 

Imagine relaxing here, listening to the birds chirp outside, or enjoying some quiet at the end of the day. The second upstairs bathroom is likewise filled with light, and a shower/tub. Both bathrooms offer plentiful storage, which is so often hard to find in a historic home. Two of the bedrooms feature the same bay windows as downstairs with skyline views, and charming woodwork is found throughout the second floor.

Three partially finished rooms are found on the third floor with wide-plank wood floors, sheetrock walls and high ceilings. The East-facing room offers another stunning view of Boston, and there is the possibility of finishing this floor.

The grounds of this home are just as distinguished as the interior. The kitchen area opens to a brick patio. Granite steps lead down to the splendid lawn.

A magical stone path guides us to the carriage house, which was recently refurbished and has town approval as a legal rental apartment. 

From the exterior the carriage house offers beautiful carpentry, a garage and its own blue stone patio. On the inside we find exposed wooden beams, lots of storage, a dining room, living room, kitchen, and a private bedroom and bath. There is potential for an elevator to be installed.

This is a home that offers the elegance of the past to the modern buyer. It is a rare opportunity to find a home with large, usable living spaces, refined architectural details, views of Boston from multiple rooms, all within beautiful grounds and the possibility of income from the carriage house. Come see this beauty for yourself!

 

 

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