On the Market: A Window-Filled Home on a Pond in Arlington
This dreamy house lets you live on a lake without sacrificing access to the city. Plus, it has its own dance studio.
25 Gould Road, Arlington
Size: 6,300 square feet
If you’ve always dreamed of retreating to a serene lake house, but don’t actually want to live in a cabin surrounded by a forest, this Arlington plot overlooking Spy Pond should tick all your boxes.
The sizable single-family flaunts myriad spots to enjoy the sparking views: a breezy screened in porch with a gorgeous wooden ceiling, an open-air deck off the master bedroom, a spacious balcony off of another bedroom, or through one of the many bay windows or French doors throughout the home.
For those famous for hosting summertime fetes, this half-acre property is the quintessential locale. Partygoers can munch on apps around the long oval island in the kitchen, then take a seat in the dining room for a multi-course meal. If the vibe is less Michelin star and more backyard picnic, guests can chat and chew out on the covered porch or sprawling lawn. On extra-sunny days, they should amble down to the water’s edge and catch some shade underneath the willow tree.
After the party dies down, you can retire to the library, where warm wood and a wall of built-in bookshelves is a bibliophile’s sanctuary. To watch a movie or play a game, head to the basement den, or if you’re in the mood for some media-free relaxing, opt for the separate first-floor living room, where you can huddle around the fireplace or gaze out the wide window at a glistening nighttime pond.
Other unlikely amenities populate the property, such as a home office with windows that stretch the width of the wall, arch-top window treatments that add interest and light, a luxurious whirlpool soaking tub, and a bona fide dance studio. Take advantage of it all, if you can stop staring out the window.
For information, contact Lynne Lowenstein, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, coldwellbankerhomes.com
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