On the Market: A Dreamy American Foursquare in Milton
It's an easy amble over to Popes Pond and a five-minute drive to Blue Hills Reservation.
73 Dexter St., Milton
Size: 1,750 square feet
By now, most people working remotely realize that they’ll be doing so for quite some time. So, we’re investing in an ergonomic office chair, we’re setting up an office space that doesn’t permanently clutter the kitchen table, and we’re dreaming of more spacious digs somewhere outside the city. Enter: This fetching single-family in Milton, just 12 miles south of downtown Boston. Built around 1918, the traditional American Foursquare takes on a slight Mediterranean look thanks to its stucco exterior, which was painted in a sandy beige hue inspired by a trip the seller took to Umbria, Italy.
Inside, the focus of each modernization has been to preserve that 1920s charm. Take a gander at the island-free kitchen, for instance, which features two-inch-thick white oak countertops, matching cantilevered shelves, an apron sink, and patterned tiled floors. Two banks of ceiling-height hardware-free cabinets complement the chic, simple setup by providing tons of low-profile storage space. Through a rounded doorway, the layout leads easily into the dining room, which gathers around a twisting antler chandelier (no deer were harmed in the making). Continue on through to the sun-dappled living room, where oak hardwood floors, a white brick fireplace, and a petite window seat ensure it’s the kind of place you could happily hang out all day.
On the second floor, three bedrooms spread out along with a sunroom attached to the largest chamber, and you can get some work done in the separate office at the end of the hall. But as great as having multiple work-from-home spots is, it’s what’s outside the home that will motivate you to move right now. The seller built curved stone walls along the lawn of the property to mimic the old New England farmer’s fences and populated the yard with various varieties of maple and birch trees, along with a circular fire pit made of boulders. Beyond the perimeter of the property, Popes Pond park waits less than a five-minute walk away, with nature trails and a body of water to walk the dog around. For a bit more of a hike, Blue Hills Reservation is a few miles away—you’ll want to settle in before leaf peeping season is here.
For information, contact William Brokhof, Boston Real Estate Cooperative, homes.thebostonhometeam.com.
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