On the Market: A Charming Colonial Revival in Chelsea
Split your time between lounging in the lovely backyard and skyline-gazing on the wide front porch.
112 Clark Ave., Chelsea
Size: 1,768 square feet
Where can you land a grassy yard and four bedrooms within walking distance of the ocean, but still close enough to the city to see the Boston skyline from your wide front porch? Right here, in this Chelsea Colonial on the market for under $570,000.
Propped up on a hill, the home’s vistas of the not-too-distant high-rises are best admired from the 26-foot farmer’s porch, which you can deck out in carved pumpkins with room left for socially distanced coffee with a friend. Push through the berry-colored front door to enter the foyer, where a Moroccan-inspired chandelier from Restoration Hardware adds some sparkle to the beige walls. A doorway with curved corners frames the living room, where you can gather ’round the fireplace and treasure some 19th-century handiwork. A manufacturer based in Chelsea in the late 1800s, J. & J. G. Low Art Tile Works, forged the shiny ceramic tiles that adorn the home’s three fireplaces, which are found in the royal purple dining room and an upstairs bedroom, in addition to the family room.
Like the fireplaces, much of the single-family is original. The banisters, wide pine floors, and old-fashioned radiators all imbue the home with charm. But years of use have brought about some updates, too, one of which is the renovated kitchen. Quartz counters, subway tiling, and JennAir appliances intermingle with solid maple cabinets that sport a distressed finish to effect a functional, modern farmhouse kitchen.
Outside, a raised deck and fenced-in yard offer additional outdoor space. Plantings that populate the backyard oasis include hydrangeas, dogwoods, honeysuckles, and roses, along with a raised veggie garden you can source your salad ingredients from all summer long. Revere Beach is only two miles away, but if you’re looking for a home improvement project and little extra indoor space as colder temperatures roll in, you’re in luck: The unfinished attic is a blank slate for whatever room you’ve always wanted.
For information, contact Richard Lemay, RE/MAX On the River, remax.com.
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