On the Market: A Luminous Single-Family in Somerville
Four sun-filled levels of living just outside Porter Square? Yes, please.
22 Hancock St., Somerville
Size: 2,381 square feet
Just in time for the longer days and warmer ways of spring and summer, this sunshine-soaked single-family has hit the market. A five-minute walk from Cambridge’s Porter Square, this four-level home is technically just over the border in Somerville. On the first floor, the living room shows off a saucer-shaped pendant light, while the dining room displays a Swedish chandelier from the 1960s, and oak floors and plentiful windows outfit both.
The neutral color palette is so soothing that the kitchen is an even more satisfying surprise: Two walls of high-gloss, bright red cabinetry make a statement. A double oven and other stainless appliances are set into the crimson backdrop, contrasting against the dark tiled floor. Opposite the wall of floor-to-ceiling cabinets, an L-shaped Corian countertop carves out a tranquil corner to cook. Hanging above the green-tinted glass tile backsplash, a dish rack and a few spice tins hang from a stainless rod, to save on counter space and allow for easy access to salt when seasoning your food to taste. To bask in the sun first thing in the morning, take a seat at the two-person breakfast bar built into the wall right in front of the kitchen window.
From there, you can gaze out at the landscaped backyard, where the one-car garage has been repurposed as a storage shed and surrounded by plantings to maximize the home’s green space. A wooden fence frames the generous patch of grass—enough for a small-scale, socially distanced Memorial Day gathering.
For information, contact Todd Denman, Compass, denmanproperties.com.
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