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On the Market: A Stunning Storybook Victorian in Newton

Character abounds in this charming home, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Newton Victorian house

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34 Temple St., Newton

Price: $2,699,000
Size: 4,590 square feet
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 4.5

This Newton home looks like it’s been pulled from the pages of a storybook. Its many-gabled roof, curved eaves, and Red Riding Hood-hued facade all instill a sense of fairy tale delight, yet this nearly 5,000-square-foot property is not quite a tiny cabin in the woods. The Queen Anne Victorian, built around 1849, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the intricate architecture of the exterior only hints at the stunning design flourishes inside.

Starting from the home’s highest point, a petite loft outfitted with a wooden desk is an author’s paradise. If writer’s block should strike, looking up at the historic wooden ceilings or out any of the many windows at the verdant surroundings should provide plenty of creative fodder. Heading downstairs, luxuriate in the master bed’s en-suite bathroom. Climb back up four small steps to draw a warm bubble bath in the oversized Japanese soaking tub, then rinse off in an open, tiled shower. On the main level, choose to cozy up next to one of the four fireplaces, or nestle into one of the window seats, either in the living room’s bay window or the cushioned bench in the three-season porch.

For information, contact Debby Belt, Hammond Residential Real Estate, hammondre.com

newton bedroom

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living room

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sitting room

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built-in cubbies

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bedroom

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sun porch

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kitchen

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newton house

Photo by Greg Premru

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