On the Market: An Italianate Restoration Project in Westborough
Cupola, corbels, columns, and all, this 19th century residence has never looked better.
43 Church St., Westborough
Like the nerdy-turned-popular protagonist of any great teen movie, this home went through quite the transformation. But instead of switching out glasses for contacts and straightening her hair, the entire home was gutted, carefully refinished, and the lot was cleared of overgrown trees. Now, the Italianate residence has been brought back to its mid-1800s glory, from its columns to its corbels. For a glimpse into its restoration odyssey, peruse the before and after photos on the blog dedicated to the project.
Inside, the stylish design is decidedly of this century. The kitchen makes a splash with shiny black palm cabinets offset by a bright orange tile backsplash, as well as high-grade stainless appliances and conical pendant lights. The sunken living room, which once tolerated wood wall paneling and yellow-brown carpeting, now features hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and a refinished fireplace.
Walk up the floating staircase—or opt for the modern-day luxury of an in-home elevator—to reach the upper floors, where you’ll find a master suite with a walk-in closet, an office, another family roof, an au pair apartment, and access to a roof deck. But it doesn’t quite stop there. Tread up a flight of wall-mounted steps to gain access to the cupola, which protrudes from the top of the hip roof. When night falls and the windows glow with light, the lookout is the crowning achievement of this amazing renovation.
For information, contact Adam Boyce, Mathieu Newton Sotheby’s International Realty, mnsir.com.
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