On the Market: A Bright Somerville Single-Family with a Fireplace
A private patio and a sleek kitchen also lighten up this sunny spot.
21 Henderson St., Somerville
Size: 1,787 square feet
While “gray area” might mean something vague, this Somerville townhouse with a gray palette evokes some strong feelings. Mainly: Now’s my chance to snatch up a bright single-family right next to the Red and Green Lines, complete with off-street parking and a private patio.
The three bed, two-and-a-half bath townhouse may have been built in 1905, but a recent down-to-the-studs makeover sent the spaces—from the first-floor open-concept kitchen, living, and dining rooms to the cathedral-ceilinged third-floor bedroom—into the here and now. Graze in the kitchen with its quartz countertops, breakfast nook, and tile backsplash that’s a subtle counterpoint to the gray walls and cabinetry. Glints of metal from the appliances and the sleek stainless hood add to the brightness brought in by the generous first-floor windows.
In the warmer weather, the patio outside calls for morning coffees at a bistro table, and burgers on the grill. But while you wait to break out the short sleeves, the gas fireplace in the living room offers a cozy spot to sip hot chocolate after dinners in the adjoining dining area. The stunner of a stone accent wall in the living room dials up the drama without showboating over the simple beauty of the wine-plank hardwood floors.
Up the open staircase to the second floor, you’ll find the hotel-suite getaway of the main bedroom with its two walk-in closets. From the gray spaces, step into the light of the main bathroom with its crisp walls and stone finishes, with the deep blue vanity with its gold hardware. Here, the laundry room is also a large separate space with built-in shelves—an organizer’s dream, instead of an afterthought tucked in some closet.
The cathedral-ceilinged third floor is awaiting some design decisions to take it to heavenly heights. Transform the room by the stairs into a private library or a snug art studio, or keep it as a soothing work-from-home spot. The skylight in the nearby bathroom bathes bathers in sunlight, while the bright bedroom at the end of the hall offers a surprising sense of serenity. Surrounded by the gray walls and windows, it almost feels like you’re floating off into the clouds.
For information, contact Lena Lentini or Stephen Bremis, The Steve Bremis Team, Steve Bremis Realty Group, stevebremis.com.
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