For sale: Dutch Colonials in Everett and Lexington
These distinctive gambrel-roofed houses were part of a larger revival movement in the early 20th century.
SQUARE FEET 2,846
LOT SIZE 0.08 acre
BEDROOMS 5 BATHS 2 full, 1 half
LAST SOLD FOR $348,000 in 2006
PROS The timeless farmer’s porch of this 1900 Dutch Colonial overlooks a tree-lined street off Broadway. To the right of the entryway, a roomy foyer with built-in benches and original leaded glass leads to a large living room with lofty ceilings and bowed windows. Past a dining room with fireplace and a nearby half bath, the kitchen has been updated with maple cabinets, a granite island, and stainless appliances. Up the split staircase, the master bedroom holds a sitting area with a fireplace and a cozy window bench. A full bath has detailed tile work, and two more bedrooms are connected by walk-in closets. Another bedroom and an office are on the third floor. Basement holds laundry and a finished room with a full bath. CONS There’s no backyard.
Deb D’Arcangelo, Century 21 North East, 617-595-8310, firstname.lastname@example.org
SQUARE FEET 2,048
LOT SIZE 0.24 acre
BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 1 full
LAST SOLD FOR $705,000 in 2009
PROS This 1928 Dutch Colonial sits on a corner lot in a sweet neighborhood near the town center. Original wood adds warmth to the entryway and throughout the home, as in the paneled dining room and built-ins flanking the living room fireplace. French doors lead to a sunroom. The updated kitchen has stone counters and access to a small deck and paver patio. Upstairs, three bedrooms share a remodeled full bath with a stylish chevron-tiled floor; the master has three closets and a private deck. A window seat creates a small reading nook near the walk-up attic. The basement has laundry, a workshop, and walk-out access to the yard and two-car garage. CONS There’s only one bathroom, though a closet under the stairs offers conversion potential.
The Coleman Team, William Raveis Real Estate, 617-548-3987, TopCommunitiesRE.com