Newton Home of the Week: 66 Summit St.

This vintage colonial surpasses any property on the Newton real estate market when it comes to character and charm.

One of the most favorable advantages of purchase an aged home is living with the details. In a 19th century home, the commitment to producing a quality residence was the highest priority, but there were other factors involved in its creation, signature workmanship. This elegant antique Victorian home in Newton still boasts many of those original vintage features and while upgraded and enhanced through the years, the changes were thoughtfully performed with a respect to complement not overpower its charm and historical spirit yet still comply with today's designing standards and trends.

Examples of its rich past are unveiled throughout the two finished layers of this 4,849 square foot home with its ten foot ceilings, pocket doors, intricate moldings, oversized thresholds, elongated windows and exceptional architecture. The first floor offers a wide variety of common rooms with a 25 x 15 square foot living room with a music alcove, a 19 x 16 square foot fireplaced formal dining room, a 21 x 14 square foot caterer's kitchen, an 11 x 13 square foot library, a 15 x 13 square foot billiard room, a 20 x 12 square foot fireplaced study and an impressive well integrated 26 x 24 square foot family room addition surrounded by windows with a unique ceiling structure that includes a skylight.

The second level hosts a luxurious 14 x 13 square foot two-room master suite with a dressing room and full, private bath with a steam shower and Jacuzzi tub, four generously-sized bedrooms at 19 x 14, 15 x 12, 14 x 10 and 11 x 16 square feet and a full, family bath.

Elegance and sophistication are two words that quickly come to mind after viewing this magnificent property sited on a picturesque half acre of land, but whatever images prospective homebuyers envision, they will inevitably be impressed with its eclectic blend of Newton's rich past and progressive future. New construction today seldom offers such character and distinction, but then again, its rarity is what makes properties such as this so special.


Location: 66 Summit St.

Price: $1,790,000

Rooms: 13

Bedrooms: 5

Baths: 4 full

Living Area: 4,849 sq. ft.

Lot Size: 21,456 sq. ft. (.49 acre)

Listing Agent: Ruth Horowitz, Hammond Residential R.E., 617-293-6500


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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