This historic 216 year-old Victorian stands proudly in desirable Farlow Hill and is the perfect illustration of why the City of Newton continues to hold bragging rights in its diversity of exceptional real estate choices. Its unique architecture is displayed immediately curbside with distinctive lines, an oversized welcoming portico and a wrap-around front porch. Guests are then greeted by a grand foyer with a sweeping two-story staircase lit by a set of stained glass windows.
The first level is comprised of four spacious common rooms, beginning with a beautiful 16 x 13 square foot living room with an intricate ceiling and a charming fireplace with an oversized ornate mantel. The 15 x 14 square foot dining area offers a formal setting drenched in rich mahogany in the exposed beamed ceiling, wainscoting walls and fireplace. The 16 x 14 square foot front parlor also displays warm, enveloping features with custom wood built-ins surrounding the fireplace while the eat-in kitchen stands out as the heart of this floor with its light, open floor plan that will comfortably accommodate large family gatherings.
The second level hosts four generously-sized bedrooms with a 15 x 14 square foot fireplaced master suite and three additional bedrooms at 14 x 13, 15 x 12 and 12 x 10 square feet and an enchanting 12 x 9 square foot sitting room with a window seat. The finished third level effectively utilizes the liberal footprint of this home and provides many convenient living options with three additional bedrooms at 18 x 13, 13 x 16 and 11 x 11 square feet and another full bath.
The City of Newton offers residents an abundance of retailing, restaurant and cultural activities which are equally enticing motivations in addition to its striking real estate choices that continually attract homebuyers to this area. Spectacular views of nearby Boston from this home are also a subtle reminder of its convenient location to the city as well as western Mass. This is a property that provides a higher standard of comfort, local history and location, just what you would expect from a residence in this beautiful metropolis.
Location: 40 Shornecliffe Rd.
Baths: 3 full, 1 half
Living Area: 3,008 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 10,815 sq. ft. (.25 acre)
Listing Agent: Peter & Nancy Labranche, Prudential Edna Kranz Realty, 617-969-0227
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