A Newton House Tour

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With Marathon Weekend approaching, this shingle-style Victorian near the base of Heartbreak Hill and Newton Center is in a prime race-watching location. Built in 1875, 700 Commonwealth Avenue has five bedrooms, three baths (two full), and totals 3,810 square feet. It’s currently on the market and listed for just under $1.74 million. In total, the home offers four floors of living space, with bedrooms and baths located on the second and third floors, and two finished rooms in the basement.

In the foyer, the staircase has a permanent guard dog, and there’s sunny landing on the way to the second floor.

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Period crown molding and hardwood floors are found throughout the interiors, and the kitchen has elegant glass paned cabinets.

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Off the foyer, the family room has one of the home’s five fireplaces, and dove grey paint contrasts well with the room’s white trim. The living and dining area are open, and complimentary rugs define each space.

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In the master bedroom, a dark accent wall in the sleeping area adds to the otherwise lighter color palette. A sunny alcove leaves room for a desk.

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Other sleeping areas are thoughtfully designed, many with bold walls. Here, matching the window treatments to the navy paint opens the space and brings the fireplace into focus.

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Angled on a smaller lot, the property has a patio and fenced outdoor space.

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For more information, visit dwellagent.com, or contact Margie Gundersheim, 617-645-4086.

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