Newton Home of the Week: 1888 Commonwealth Ave.

Don't miss this opportunity to reside on legendary Commonwealth Ave. and hold bragging rights of owning a noteworthy piece of Massachusetts history.

Commonwealth Avenue may be one of the most well known streets in Massachusetts. It is lined with stately, classic residences, has been a long-time popular thoroughfare linking the City of Boston to the suburbs, includes a unique westbound one-way carriage lane and is home of Heartbreak Hill, one of the most noteworthy points on the Boston Marathon route. This beautiful colonial has proudly stood over this legendary road for over eight decades and has played a significant role in sustaining this elongated neighborhood's reputation of offering some of the most stunning real estate in the state.

This home's interior is just as impressive as its traditional foundation and renowned address with four finished levels and ten spacious rooms, all designed and decorated for the utmost comfort of its residents and guests. The first level contains an inviting living room with many warm features, including rich mahogany walls a efficient gas fireplace and French doors that lead to a charming den drenched in natural sunlight. There are two dining options on this floor, the formal dining area and a gourmet kitchen supplied with premier ingredients, such as stainless steel appliances and granite surfaces and a lovely breakfast nook for informal family gatherings.

The second floor hosts a master suite with a full, private bath, four spacious family bedrooms and a full, family bath. The third story provides versatile lodging accommodations with a fifth bedroom and full bath and could be used as an au-pair, teenager or guest suite. The basement takes full advantage of this home's generous footprint and expands its living space with a playroom, workshop and laundry area.

An oversized driveway, large patio and quarter of an acre of land supply many outdoor recreational and leisure opportunities and of course, jogging and walking is an enjoyable year-round pastime on Commonwealth Ave.

Residence in the City of Newton offers many advantages, ranging from its easy of commuting with direct access to major routes and multiple forms of public transportation and its variety of retailing and restaurant choices. Of course, with a home at this highly desirable location, the final evaluation always comes back to its address and this handsome home proposes one of the best sought after locations in the state.


Location: 1888 Commonwealth Ave.

Price: $1,095,000

Rooms: 10

Bedrooms: 5

Baths: 3 full, 1 half

Living Area: 3,614 sq. ft.

Lot Size: 11,432 sq. ft. (.26 acres)

Listing Agent: MB Associates, William Raveis R.E. & Home Services, 617-818-2447

Open House: Sunday, Feb. 17, 12:30-1:30 p.m.


If you are a Realtor or a home owner selling a home and want to be featured in an upcoming Home of the Week, please email Michele Taranto at m.taranto@aol.com.

Sam T February 17, 2013 at 12:50 PM
good looking house


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