On the Market: A Winsome Victorian in Winchester
Seven sunny bedrooms, a finished basement, and a covetable kitchen make it exceptionally pleasant to pass the time indoors.
15 Sheffield Road, Winchester
Size: 4,150 square feet
It can take some time for a new place to feel like home, but even before all your furniture is in place, you’ll doubtlessly settle into this one without a hitch. Built in the early 1900s, it retains some Victorian features, from the rich woodwork and stained glass windows, to the fantastic front porch. Owing to its flat half-acre plot and multitude of windows, the entire home is drenched in sunlight, and feels clean, comfortable, and buoyant.
If quarantine has helped you rediscover your love for cooking, but your cityside kitchen is basically a glorified kitchenette, this expansive eat-in will be a sight for sore eyes. Two lengths of soapstone counter float atop cream colored cabinets that match the walls. At one end of the island, a circle of walnut wood surrounds a second sink, making for a helpful food prep board. When breakfast is all set, you can walk it right over to the kitchen table (there’s a more formal dining room, too), where two sets of French doors and several more windows let you bask in the sun before even stepping out onto the deck.
The seven bedrooms spread across the second and third floors, and are all generously sized. The master bedroom is particularly massive, and connects to a dressing area and walk-in closet that can finally keep your winter and summer wardrobes immaculately organized. But to get upstairs, you’ll have to mount the sunlit staircase, which is alluring enough to have been one of the selling points for the home’s current owners. Thanks to the natural lighting and multiple, wide landings, the musical owners used it as a staggered stage for in-home concerts or puppet shows for their children. As all of us look for fun new ways to amuse ourselves without going out, a welcoming home with a built-in history of entertainment is a quarantine dream come true.
For information, contact Susan C. McLaren, Compass, compass.com.
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