On the Market: A Stucco Mediterranean Revival in Newton
Warm wood and ceramic tiles enrich this rare residence, which also features a wine cellar, sauna, and lots of balconies.
45 The Ledges Road, Newton
Size: 5,445 square feet
You might double check your GPS when you pull up to this sprawling 1902 colonial. Despite the fact that it looks like it belongs at the end of some long and winding European road, it somehow sits just seven miles west of Park Street station.
Inside the stucco exterior and through the ornately articulated doorway is a wonderfully bright and spacious home. A kitchen with a nifty cast iron AGA oven, ample cabinets, and a butcher block island with even more storage space opens into a large sitting and dining room, anchored by a simple candelabra chandelier. For more formal occasions, a separate dining room and a living room with a ceramic tile-framed fireplace and a sunny window seat offer extra entertaining space. A rich wood-paneled office, also with a fireplace, an open-air deck, and a screened-in veranda with arched windows also sit on this level.
The upper two floors house the six bedrooms, almost none of which look alike. One is lined with built-in shelving and cabinets, artfully arranged to look aesthetically pleasing whether left empty or filled with books and belongings. Another is full of interesting nooks and crannies, including a closet that’s only accessible through a petite door low to the ground. A third boasts sliding door access to its own private deck, from which you can peep treetops and the home’s red-tiled roof. Another should go to the resident who takes the longest to get ready: Two full walls of drawers, cabinets, and closets furnish an adjoining dressing room, which also contains a pine-topped island vanity, and a window seat.
The lower level features a distinct set of surprises: a wood-paneled sauna and an adjacent full bath, a commercial kitchen complete with a stainless industrial sink and Blodgett oven, and a wine cellar with a beautiful tile painting built into the racks.
For information, contact Christopher Masterman or Krystyn Elek, Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty, 45theledges.com
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