Real estate


Natick home on Lake Cochituate has a secret

75 Evergreen Road, Natick; $1,249,000

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This lakeside home is set back far from the street.

Sitting well back from the road, this home announces itself with a stone chimney that shoots skyward while six gables drape the peaks of the roofline.

The front door leads into the great room. The space is aptly named; the 576-square-foot room has 20-foot-tall ceilings highlighted by exposed beams that tower over a bamboo floor with decorative inlays. On the right-hand side is a line of what looks like an ordinary stand of blond-wood bookshelves. Give the first section a little push, and it swings open to reveal an office with a window and storage closet.

Off the great room, which also features nine windows and a door that all but consume the rear wall, is a broad deck that leads to a sloping path that ends at Lake Cochituate. With a $100 annual permit from the Department of Conservation and Recreation, there is waterfront access that includes a small boat dock.


Connected to the great room is the kitchen, where the counters are a type of granite that looks like liquid black flowing through snow. There is a two-level breakfast island in the center of the room, just steps from the electric cooktop. The cabinets are slow-close, solid wood, and stained mahogany. There are two dishwashers.

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A private foyer leads to the first-floor master suite. The L-shaped bedroom is smartly positioned to take great advantage of the views of Lake Cochituate through the trees. The space has an office alcove, a vaulted ceiling, and a deep walk-in closet. The master bath offers a long single vanity and a shower.

A broad wooden stairwell leads to a small family room with sunlight flowing from three staggered windows high up on a wall. Two bedrooms of nearly equal size flow off the hallway along with a full bath.

The finished basement features two bedrooms and a kitchenette and offers direct access to the backyard and the lake. There is a freestanding two-car garage on this 0.56-acre lot.

Ken and Stephanie Barber of Barber Real Estate Group in Natick are the listing brokers.

The details


Style: Contemporary

Year built: 2004

Square feet: 3,742

Bedrooms: 3

Baths: 4 full

Sewer/water: Private/public

Taxes: $10,746 (2016)

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The home has a multigabled roofline.
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The great room features 20-foot-high ceilings.
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The kitchen, with its granite counters and multilevel island
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A bookcase hides a secret office.
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The hardwood floor with inlay
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The master bath features a long vanity.
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The front door
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One of two bedrooms on the second floor
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The other
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The back deck
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The back deck from ground level
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The private dock
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The view of Lake Cochituate from the backyard

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