At first glance, there’s nothing too unusual about this 1800s Victorian for sale in Oak Square. Sure, it’s larger and more luxurious than the typical Brighton pad—with original pocket doors, a wood-burning fireplace, and a lower-level sauna—but it doesn’t appear to be too out of the ordinary.
Everything seems relatively normal—that is, until you head to the kitchen. It opens up to the home’s main living area, where in center of the room is…a pool. Indeed, a small in-ground heated pool is carved into the floor of the home’s 2001 addition. Complete with a ladder, the tiny plunge pool receives plenty of sun from skylight windows above.
“The current owners have been there 40 years and they were the ones who decided to put it in,” says James Brasco, the home’s listing agent with Century 21 Shawmut Properties.
The owners must love to swim. Or maybe they’re just a family who prefers to do the backstroke out of the public eye, for example.
The SwimEx pool is roughly 10 feet by 5 feet in size. It’s also 6-feet deep, and produces a current that allows a swimmer to exercise in it. Aside from enjoying some hydrotherapy in the dead of winter, this little pool offers some unique opportunities to its new owners. Netflix and swim, perhaps? Sunday night water aerobics? Snow day Marco Polo?
The six-bedroom house at 73 Bigelow Street is listed for $1,299,900. You can check out the pool and see the rest of the place here.
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