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A few steps from Constitution Beach

The master bedroom is one of three bedrooms in this American Foursquare.
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The master bedroom is one of three bedrooms in this American Foursquare.

22 Thurston St., Boston

Price: $519,000

Style: American Foursquare

Built: 1910


Bedrooms: 3

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Square feet: 2,034

Sewer: Public

The view from the wide front porch of this American Foursquare in Orient Heights is of Boston Harbor, two yacht clubs, Logan Airport, and Constitution Beach. The house is rich with original details, starting with pocket doors of oak for both the living and dining rooms. The living room has the original carved oak fireplace mantel over a now decorative fireplace. The dining room has a built-in china cabinet with leaded glass, real divided-light windows, and original chair and crown molding.


The kitchen has an eating area, original cabinets built into the wall, and an updated separate sink and prep area with granite counters. Off the kitchen is a half-bath and a den with original stained-glass window.

Up an oak stairway are three bedrooms. The large master has two closets and its own porch with water views. The updated family bath has a whirlpool tub and shower, coffered ceiling, and ceramic tiled floor. The two kids’ bedrooms are both good-sized and one has a walk-in closet. A closet has been converted into a laundry room. The basement is partially finished with a play area, kitchenette, and two full showered baths. The walk-up attic is a full floor. The Orient Heights station on the Blue Line is a short walk away. Janis Annese of Northpointe Realtors is the listing broker.

John R. Ellement