5 Lakeside Ave., Natick
Size: 1,168 square feet
Avid Henry David Thoreau readers may recognize Nonesuch Pond from the transcendentalist’s writings, but the owners of this Natick home know it better as the spring-fed swimming hole just outside their backyard. Whatever summery expectations you have in your head about living next to a pond, this address meets them inside and out. Upstairs, both bedrooms enjoy vaulted ceilings, skylights, and pure white walls. The current decor leans into the airy foundation with boho details, from a wall-mounted surfboard to a hammock hanging from the joist. On top of a spacious closet, the master bedroom contains a bonus sitting area—roomy enough for an office setup, craft corner, miniature library, or whatever hobby you’ve come to love during quarantine.
On the floor below, the single-family manages to feel much larger than its 1,168 square feet, thanks to its open floor plan and clever nooks and crannies. You can find built-in cabinets at the top and bottom of the stairs, supplying space to contain any bits and bobs and maintain the home’s crisp look. In the living room, which spreads out alongside the kitchen and dining area, two sets of shelves blend neatly into the corners. Triangular perches extend to serve as a wider display on one side, and an adorable seat on the other.
Across the room, there’s the perfect amount of room for a writer’s desk in front of a wide window and next to a sliding glass door that grants patio access. It’s an idyllic post to meditate on your picturesque surroundings and do some journaling à la Thoreau.
Note: Keep an eye out—this home will officially hit the market on July 5.
For information, contact William Brokhof, thebostonhometeam.com.
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