On the Market: An Utterly Elegant Single-Family Home in Southborough
It boasts gold chandeliers, seven fireplaces, and all the neat nooks and crannies that come with an early-1900s home.
1 & 7 Sears Road, Southborough
Size: 9,351 square feet
The curb appeal on this suburban single-family is alive and well—in fact, the gorgeous old trees and sprawling lawn (five and a half acres in total) are what first drew the owners to the 1904-built treasure. Then, they walked through the place and became fully infatuated. For one, the seven arched brick fireplaces throughout the residence cast a grand and cozy glow around the home. In the winter, you can pad from fireside to fireside without catching the slightest chill. It’s a benefit the owners haven’t overlooked—“We have enjoyed using every one of them,” they say.
The rich woodwork is another beautiful aspect of the house: The original floors are pecan wood, the main staircase treads are made with quarter sawn oak, and the paneling throughout several rooms is stained oak. In the kitchen, mahogany cabinets carry on the motif of lovely wood detailing. Another neat feature is the sizable oven, which dates back to the home’s construction and was originally coal-fired. Now, it’s been converted to gas and encompassed by a subway tiled backsplash for an antique-meets-contemporary look. On either side of the kitchen, two butler’s pantries provide additional out-of-the-way storage space. (Hot tip: The current owners have designated one for special dishware and one for baking.)
When it’s time to break bread, the elegant dining room will give you a reason to take out the crystalware on any night of the week. Previously an unheated loggia, the renovated eggshell blue room feels like somewhere you might host a high tea. The marble-tiled floor has been fixed with radiant heating, an intricate golden chandelier hangs above the table, and to enter the room, you walk through a stunning set of accordion doors showcasing a leaded glass accent that is original to the home. Best of all, sunshine spills through several glass, arched doorways that lead outside. Out there, you can relish in the sports court, freshly painted exterior, and all that glorious curb appeal that likely caught your eye in the first place.
For information contact Amy Donovan and J. Stanley Edwards, LandVest, landvest.com.
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