On the Market: The First Schoolhouse in Belmont
296 Concord Avenue, Belmont
Size: 2,515 square feet
This purple house, built in 1858, is old school—literally. It’s Belmont’s first schoolhouse, and you could live in it.
Built as the South Grammar and Primary, the school later was known as the Washington Street School. Then, the place was converted into a grocery market before it became a residential home. Now, the four-bedroom abode asks just over $1 million. It boasts 11 and 12-foot ceilings, as well as huge six-foot-tall windows throughout.
There are built-in bookcases in the family room, and beyond, there’s an adjoining study. The kitchen offers a professional range and a door that leads to the fenced-in backyard. Upstairs, you’ll find more built-in bookcases, ample closet space, and a charming little laundry room.
For information, contact Lynn Findlay and Martha Cook Delaney, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, coldwellbankerhomes.com.
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