Year built 1935
Square feet 1,549
Baths 1 full, 1 half
Taxes $6,985 (without the residential exemption)
It’s about a seven-minute walk from this single-family home down Dorchester Avenue to reach Ashmont Station on the Red Line, and the brevity of that journey raises the possibility that the property’s attached single-car garage can be repurposed. A home office perhaps?
But that’s a decision for the new owner.
The garage is on the right side of this house, a Garrison Colonial located on a short side street occupied by similarly sized single-family homes.
Positioned parallel to the driveway, a walk leads to the front door, which is off-center and more to the right side of the house. Inside, the foyer introduces a carpeted stairwell to the second floor, a hallway straight ahead leading to the kitchen in the rear of the house, and an arched doorway on the left to the living room.
A pair of wide windows casts the living room in natural light, with recessed lighting as a backup. Here everything is a soft white, with the focus on a painted brick wood-burning fireplace flanked by bookshelves. (The owner has never used the fireplace, so its functionality is unclear.) The navy tile hearth introduces a pop of color, and so does a wooden mantel, blinds, flooring, and an exposed beam, which delineates this space from the dining room.
The dining room features a chair rail, a built-in china cabinet that’s original to the home, a pair of windows, recessed lighting, hardwood flooring, and a wrought-iron chandelier with five cup-shaped shades.
A short hallway with arched entrances leads to a half bath with a white porcelain pedestal sink, a closet, and the updated kitchen. One of those upgrades draws the eye as soon as one enters: At the center of the 160-square-foot space is a granite-topped island with seating for two and drawers. The kitchen also has white raised-panel cabinets, recessed lighting, stainless-steel appliances (including a gas stove), a window over the sink looking to the fenced-in backyard, a pantry, a subway tile backsplash, hardwood flooring, and a door to the 110-square-foot three-season porch, which connects to a deck.
The second floor holds three bedrooms and a full bath. The owner bedroom is about 208 feet square and positioned at the front of the house. There are two closets: one with a single door, the other with bifold doors. A desk area sits between them. There are three windows. The flooring is hardwood.
The other two bedrooms — 167 square feet and 160 square feet in size — have two windows apiece. The smallest boasts shiplap wainscoting.
The updated bathroom sits behind a sliding barn door and offers pretty wood shelving, a double vanity topped with Carrara marble, a tub/shower combination with a ceramic tile surround, a ceramic tile floor, recessed lighting, and a window with wood shutters.
The laundry is in the unfinished basement. The home has central air conditioning and a tankless forced-hot water heating system. The exterior is newly painted, and the lot is 0.11 of an acre.
Kerry Dowlin of Leading Edge Real Estate in Boston has the listing. As of press time, an offer with a contingency had been accepted on this property.
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