On the Market: A Beautifully Crafted Single-Family in Somerville
Complete with a customized Murphy bed, bookshelves that conceal closets, and a master suite that takes up an entire floor.
114 Jaques St., Somerville
Size: 2,100 square feet
When he first walked them through the home eight years ago, listing agent William Brokhof says he remembers its future homeowners gushing about all of the ways they would want to customize each room. What he didn’t expect is that they would actually bring each one of those wishes to fruition. The result? A harmonious home where every nook and cranny is artfully crafted.
The kitchen is just one of the hubs of the house, where cushy cork flooring, matte soapstone counters, and retro schoolhouse pendant lights set a sophisticated but inviting atmosphere. Hints of copper add a glitzy touch to the room, too: Decorative accents on the antique oil finish cherry cabinets, a hammered sink, and a copper faucet. In the adjoining butler’s pantry, a soapstone sink and counters and a collapsible cherry wood table provide even more workspace.
Walking up the steps to the second floor, stamped tin ceilings and a stained glass window sourced from a church in Western Mass. make even the mundane stroll upstairs an aesthetically pleasing one. Four of the five bedrooms occupy this level, and you’ll have to carefully inspect each one to discover their hidden treasures. In one, a Murphy bed made of quarter sawn oak folds up to become a gorgeous built-in desk, freeing up tons of floor space. In two others, bookshelves that you can stuff with all of your favorite titles swing open to reveal roomy closets where you can hide away any clutter. One of the bedrooms even has access to a private balcony that looks down onto the garden below, where everything from white lilacs to tea roses bloom when the season is right.
If you want a luxurious master bedroom, you’ll find it upstairs, where the room and its ensuite bath occupy the entire third floor. A pair of skylights usher in sunlight near the peak of the 12-foot ceilings, and marble fireplace below creates a cozy area to practice yoga or curl up with a book. And of course, what’s a master suite without a sumptuous bathroom? A mahogany window seat and dusty blue clawfoot bathtub answer that question beautifully.
For information, contact William Brokhof, The Boston Home Team, homes.thebostonhometeam.com.
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