This gracious, grand colonial on one of Winchester's most desirable streets, Wedgemere Ave., presents so many wonderful features and surprising architectural details at every turn. From built-ins prominently placed in strategic sites to the hidden gems tucked away in unusual places, to spacious archways and an open floor plan, this home has the capability to suggest elegance with comfort and incur just the right splash of decorative curiosity.
The current homeowners completely understand and recognize the home's graceful roots and have enhanced its beauty with just the perfect decor and furnishings. A sweeping front staircase provides access to the three floors of living space and provides a striking introduction into the home. The first stop on the impressive tour begins with the welcoming 26 x 15 square foot living room that boasts an oversized mantel over the fireplace, a wall of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, a tray ceiling and French doors. The remodeled 24 x 15 kitchen shares the custom highlights with built-ins and cabinetry as well as many other beneficial ingredients with an abundance of granite surfaces, a breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances and a charming casual dining nook. For those more formal occasions, the intimate 15 x 13 square foot dining area provides the ideal personal setting.
There are three bedrooms available on the second floor, including a 20 x 13 square foot master suite with a full private bath, two additional spacious bedrooms, a full family bath and lovely bonus 9 x 9 square foot sitting area. Two more additional bedrooms and two full baths are located on the third story to offer comfortable accommodations for an au-pair or teenager suite or private offices, study or children's playrooms. A 9 x 5 square foot wine cellar and laundry area are located on the basement level.
While this home's interior has so much to offer in terms of comfort and beauty, a thorough description would need to include the one third of an acre landscape. The home's foundation establishes a powerful presence nestled within green shades of plush, mature plantings, perennial gardens and a new bluestone patio within the large, fenced-in private yard.
In addition to the home's exceptional ascetics and design, potential homebuyers will also be pleased with the many structural updates and enhancements it has received with a new two-car garage, new windows, wiring, the wine cellar and central air conditioning system. These aspects are certainly important when assessing new properties, but the vital piece of the puzzle usually comes down to intuition and instinct. Potential owners will consciously or unconsciously ask themselves, "do I see myself living here?" And the answer to that question after a personal tour will quickly be, YES!
- Location: 43 Wedgemere Ave.
- Price: $1,725,000
- Rooms: 10
- Bedrooms: 5
- Baths: 3 full, 1 half
- Living Area: 4,108 sq. ft.
- Lot Size: 15,116 sq. ft. (.35 acre)
- Listing Agent: Anne Spry, Waterfield Sotheby's International Realty, 781-405-4730