On the Market: A Cheerful, Historical Gem in Westborough

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9 Central St., Westborough
Price: $799,900
Size: 3,100 square feet
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 2

If you’ve ever dreamed of shrinking down and heading off to live in a charming antique doll house (hey, we know Mass. real estate prices are tough), here’s your chance to inhabit one in IRL—or at least a Victorian home that’s equally as enchanting as one. The dwelling: an 1880 home built for the superintendent of a prominent straw hat factory, complete with a Mansard roof, colorful clapboard exterior, and a covered front porch. The home’s burgundy-hued, arched front doors open into a foyer with a grand, curved staircase, and what follows is room after room of intricate original moldings, plaster medallions, and vintage hardware.

The first space beyond the entryway is a sunny sitting room with large windows and decorated with ornately patterned wallpaper. Nearby, a small nook with an antique wet bar and butler’s pantry connects the room to another living area. The showpiece here? An original, hand-painted cast iron hearth that brings both character and warmth to the space.

Close by, a roomy kitchen with a cheerful aura (thanks to lime green walls and black and white checkered floors) connects to an outdoor deck for easy al fresco dining. The kitchen also leads to a mudroom: a cozy spot with wood-paneled walls and a few dazzling details, such as an original stained glass window laid into the exterior door. There’s another stained glass window in the first-floor bathroom, which features a pull-chain flush, antique tub, and pedestal sink.

While the home’s second level does comprise four bedrooms, including one at the far end of the hall that could make for a suitable office, the property actually has an even better alternative for your remote lifestyle. The carriage house, located next to the main home, offers a second-floor loft that’s the perfect place for getting work done or simply enjoying some solitude.

Serenity also comes in spades out on the grounds, where in addition to a well-maintained front lawn, you’ll find a sprawling rear patio surrounded by lush greenery that offers a welcome sense of privacy for this whimsical, centrally located abode.

For information, contact Hilary Bovey, Engel & Volkers Concord, hilarybovey.evrealestate.com.

Photo by Madore Photography

Photo by Madore Photography

Photo by Madore Photography

Photo by Madore Photography

Photo by Madore Photography

Photo by Madore Photography

Photo by Madore Photography

Photo by Madore Photography

Photo by Madore Photography

Photo by Madore Photography

Photo by Madore Photography

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