On the Market: A Stunning Victorian in Dorchester with a Massive Backyard
If this home's turret and wraparound porch wow you, just wait until you see the size of this yard.
29 Mill Street, Dorchester
Size: 4,956 square feet
Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half
Believe it or not, there was a time when space was ample in the city and urban homes sat on nearly an acre of land as opposed to the postage stamp-sized yards of today. This Queen Anne Victorian in Clam Point is a holdover from that long-forgotten era. It’s not just the stained-glass windows and turret that harken back to the late 1800s when this house was first built, but the astounding .73 acres of land it sits on, something that’s now a rarity in neighborhoods across Boston.
Listing agent Kathy Halley of Hammond Residential Real Estate said this house has somehow resisted the trend of subdividing lots. As a result, the next owner will inherit a 31,909 square foot lot of land. What the owner can do with it depends on city approvals; the possibilities range from developing a new structure to sculpting the land into a sports court. But with flowers, trees, and other shrubbery out back, this land could also remain untouched to serve as your own private slice of nature.
“It is a huge lot,” Halley said. “It’s a massive rear yard to go along with a beautiful Victorian, full of traditional charm.”
The lot size is not the only lingering reminder of the time when it was built. Even without seeing the full size of the land accompanying it, this home’s got curb appeal, between its wraparound porch and sweeping turret, both of which are signs of the times when it was built. The interior also sports a number of period details, including high and coved ceilings, quarter sawn oak floors, ornate moldings and medallions, pocket doors, two fireplaces, and elegant staircases for getting around this three-story home.
Between its three floors, this house boasts 13 rooms, including five-to-six-bedroom spaces and three full bathrooms (and an unfinished basement for storage). Used in the past as both a one, two, and three-family home, the rooms provide enough space for whoever is moving along with you. A kitchen with a six-burner range and center island provides ample room for cooking for your brood. There are also four parking spaces, but if driving isn’t your thing, you’re close enough to walk to parks, shops, restaurants, and even the beach.
For more information, contact Kathy Halley, Hammond Residential Real Estate, kathyhalley.hammondre.com.
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