On the Market: A Deceiving Dwelling in Dorchester
The perfectly pleasant exterior of this Lower Mills abode conceals a castle-like interior.
5 Huntoon Street, Dorchester
Size: 2,398 square feet
It’s almost as if this home for sale in Lower Mills is wearing a disguise. From the street, it looks like its circa 1890s neighbors. But the home’s perfectly pleasant exterior conceals a truly impressive interior—one that resembles a castle.
Tucked away on a side street that’s just a few minutes from the Red Line, the deceiving Dorchester dwelling abounds with intricately carved woodwork. (According to its listing, the place nods to Hogwarts or King Arthur’s castle.) The stunning craftsmanship starts in the foyer, where an ornate staircase, arched doorway, and walls clad in carved wood paneling are a treat for the eyes. In the main living area, there’s an equally impressive carved mantel, leaded stained-glass windows, and detailed ceilings and molding.
The castle-like atmosphere continues upstairs to the bedrooms—three of which exhibit varying degrees of carved wooden flair. But it’s the rooms that don’t feel like Hogwarts’ library, including the kitchen and bathrooms, that throw off the opulent balance of the place. That goes for the backyard, too, which resembles a regular suburban hangout. It boasts a sunny two-tiered deck and a garden, and feels worlds away from the fortress-like living room.
For information, contact Marti Lopez, Century 21 Commonwealth, century21.com.
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