133 PAUL GORE STREET / JAMAICA PLAIN
SQUARE FEET 1,928
LOT SIZE 0.05 acre
BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full, 1 half
LAST SOLD FOR Unknown price in 1977
PROS This 1895 Victorian near the Stony Brook T stop and Southwest Corridor Park boasts a wraparound porch, durable slate roof, full woodshop, and restored windows. Left of the entry hall is a spacious living room with bay windows; working pocket doors lead to the dining room and its glassed-in sun nook. The tiled eat-in kitchen includes steel and butcher block counters, stainless wall oven, and antique 1920s stove; there’s also a powder room, pantry, and patio out back. Up the grand staircase, three bedrooms (two with walk-in closets) share an updated bath with retro sink basin and spigot-and-pipe towel racks. The sun-soaked third floor includes an open office, full bath, and bedroom. CONS No off-street parking.
Melony Swasey, Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty, 617-971-7080, goodbostonliving.com
19 BARTLETT STREET / MELROSE
SQUARE FEET 2,809
LOT SIZE 0.26 acre
BEDROOMS 6 BATHS 2 full, 1 half
LAST SOLD FOR $950,000 in 2019
PROS On a tranquil street two blocks from the elementary school and commuter rail, this 1895 Victorian beckons with colorful accents and a welcoming porch. Step through the big entry foyer (with a powder room beneath the stairs), and the connected living, family, and dining rooms feel almost ballroom-scale, with high-class accents to match: mahogany wall panels, dramatic light fixtures, whitewashed fireplace, and built-in dry bar. The new kitchen features quartz counters, island with cooktop, and stainless appliances; the back deck overlooks a large, sloping yard. Four second-floor bedrooms plus a dressing room share an updated bath. The top floor holds two bedrooms, an office, and a bath. CONS No garage; laundry in basement.
Kristy Bonaventura, Juliet & Co. at Compass, 781-760-9781, 19bartlett.com
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