On the Market: A 1750 Westwood Colonial with a Greenhouse and Modern Trimmings
Bring the outdoors indoors, or cozy up next to one of the three fireplaces.
1219 High St., Westwood
Size: 3322 square feet
You can tell a home has a welcoming vibe when it stays in the family for a long time, like this Westwood Colonial that’s nestled on more than two acres of land. Since 1750, the home has only seen three families within its walls, with kids running around the original hardwood floors, and fires crackling in the fireplaces during gatherings.
Smart renovations over the years have infused the historic home with modern sensibilities. The bright and airy kitchen is about as of-the-moment as it gets, with double-ovens for big family meals, a central island, and sleek countertops. By the kitchen, green thumbs will find lots to do in the attached greenhouse with its gravel and flagstone floors and ample light. Elsewhere on the first floor, you’ll find a dining room with custom cabinets, and a fitness room, home office, laundry room, library, and powder room. Lounging opportunities abound in both the living room and the adjacent three-season enclosed porch with its ceiling beams of salvaged wood from a barn that had previously graced the property.
Five bedrooms await on the second floor, painted in neutral colors to let the honey hues of the wood floors shine in the sunlight. During winter storms, the main bedroom is a hotel suite-like getaway, with a fireplace to chase away the cold, as well as a soaking tub and glass-enclosed shower in the recently revamped bathroom and a spacious dressing room.
While three families have made their mark on the property over the years, there’s still a chance for the next owners to add to the history. A small separate outbuilding overflows with potential—as well as electricity and a water supply—and could easily find new life as an artist’s studio for years to come.
For information, contact Zachary Friedman, Compass, compass.com.
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