Newton Home of the Week: 50 Putnam St.

This extraordinary Victorian home has continually retained its unrivaled representation as one of Newton's finest properties.

This spectacular Victorian on West Newton Hill is not only a quintessential architectural model of Newton's vintage real estate market and an elegant family residence, its recent price reduction promotes a valuable investment in its new owner's realty portfolio.

This 117-year-old period masterpiece captures the true spirit of its era with its handsome exterior presentation and preserved details while enhancing those features with modern, current designs to represent a sensational and tasteful blend of its past and future.

The grand front porch provides a fitting introduction to the home's charming interior. True to its era, the foyer launches the home's historical posture with traditional features in the 22 x 9 square foot foyer with stained glass and a traditional wood staircase, but its sophistication soon takes over with a 20 x 16 square foot living room drenched in soothing butter tones and a fireplace flanked by twin built-ins and a formal 18 x 16 square foot fireplaced dining area.

The 18 x 18 square foot eat-in kitchen is a bright, airy space, thanks to the oversized windows, skylight and stained glass; the perfect gathering space for busy families. This newly remodeled culinary center is fully equipped with upgraded cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, an abundance of cabinet space and a handy center island.

The adjacent 16 x 13 square foot family room mirrors that bright setting with three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows while the 14 x 10 square foot fireplaced library takes a more reserved approach with classic floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a ornately-carved wood mantel.

That timeless sense of style carries to the second floor with a luxurious 32 x 16 square foot fireplaced master suite with a walk-in closet, remodeled dressing room and a full private bath. Two additional bedrooms are located on this level at 13 x 11 and 15 x 10 square feet and three living quarters on the third story at 16 x 16, 17 x 12 as well as a bonus 25 x 16-square-foot billiard room.

This exceptional property was originally constructed in a time when originality and constructive integrity were given the highest priority, which is why its design and foundation have remained intact for over a century. That reliability and unrivaled blueprint is exactly why this home will continue to provide comfort and security for future generations.

Location: 50 Putnam St.

Price: $1,399,000

Rooms: 14

Bedrooms: 5

Baths: 3 full, 1 half

Living Area: 4,371 sq. ft.

Fireplaces: 5

Lot Size: 10,892 sq. ft. (.25 acre)

Listing Agent: Ilene Solomon, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Newton, 617-969-2447


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.


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