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January 13, 2013
Michele McDonald for The Boston Globe
The 12-room, five-bedroom house is large and has many original features and period details, such as wide windows and pocket doors.
The house is close to shops, a commuter rail station, the highway, and two conservation areas that abut the Charles River.
The front porch looks onto Woodbine St. in the Auburndale section of Newton.
The front door opens to a foyer and elegant staircase.
The living room has natural light and built-in cabinets.
The family room is connected to the living room and has a built-in fireplace.
The dining room has a built-in china cabinet.
The kitchen is nicely sized.
The kitchen,while functional, could stand to lose its flowered wallpaper, linoleum flooring, and weathered cabinets.
A “maid’s staircase” is one of two that lead to the second floor.
One of three bedrooms on the second floor.
Most rooms in this home have large windows and beautiful light, including this master bedroom.
There is an office on the third floor.
This home has an unusally large amount of closet and storage space for a Victorian of this era.
One of the two bedrooms on the third floor, which also has a playroom.