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Sunny respite in quiet Melrose neighborhood

Maple was used for the cabinets and floor in the updated kitchen.

Joanne Rathe/Globe staff

Maple was used for the cabinets and floor in the updated kitchen.

22 Harrison St., Melrose

Price: $499,000

Style: American Foursquare

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Built: 1900

Bedrooms: 3

Rooms: 7

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Bathrooms:

Square feet: 1,792

Sewer: Public

With a beckoning enclosed porch, this updated and expanded American Foursquare is a sunny respite in a quiet neighborhood. Off the wide lobby is a formal dining room with crown and chair rail molding, a chandelier, and a large glass-fronted built-in china cabinet. Through French doors is the living room with a working fireplace and window seats. Flooring in both rooms is distinctive bird’s-eye maple. Maple was used for the cabinets and floor in the updated kitchen, which has black granite counters and a double-sink . There is a half bath. Adjacent is the large family room, an addition that has skylights and cathedral ceilings.

The second-floor master has a deep closet and a door leading to an enclosed second-floor porch, a private three-season space. The two children’s bedrooms vary in size, but have good closet space. The full bath is updated with a deep, oval whirlpool tub underneath a skylight, a separate shower, and a long vanity.

The small yard with patio is flush with flowers and fruit plants, including strawberries, blueberries, sweet William, and daylilies. Black raspberry bushes line the five-car driveway. The basement is unfinished. Dorothy Goodwin of Century 21 Commonwealth in Wakefield is the listing broker.

John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.
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