Home of the Week: 161 Cambridge St.

Quintessential Winchester property with touches of modern luxury

Potential Winchester homebuyers have a unique opportunity to live and experience a slice of local history with this circa 1854 farmhouse. This exceptional piece of property still boasts many rich historical features yet it has been decorated with a sophisticated hand that seamlessly blends the centuries of its original construction to present day designs. Given each age, it is clear that each previous owner took meticulous consideration to the home's valuable heritage and is now bestowing the honor and responsibility to preserve the legacy of its era.

The charming farmhouse architecture represents a classic New England elegance that is displayed throughout the neighborhoods of Winchester. Inside, it boasts elevated ceilings and many constructive details such as built-ins, window seats and oversized, often elaborate windows treatments. Potential homeowners, however, will be more than pleasantly surprised when they tour the home and discover a modern elegance and the seamless blend of the past with the present.

The four rooms on the first level offer both formal and relaxed settings within a contemporary floor plan. The spacious kitchen boasts not only a casual dining space, but also a lovely sitting area and the large family room sets a warm, casual atmosphere which is enhanced by a gas fireplace. Both the dining and living rooms flaunt a seasoned balance for formal entertaining with an inviting and gracious ambiance.

The second floor presents a master suite with two additional bedrooms and a laundry area while the third level provides a convenient option for a teenager or nanny suite with a fourth bedroom, full private bath, built-ins and a skylight.

This magnificent home also offers wonderful outdoor accommodations with a private, backyard, rear deck and front farmer's porch, all overlooking the mature and colorful plantings throughout the over one quarter acre landscape.

With almost 3,300 square feet of living space, this home can comfortably accommodate the many changing stages of a growing family and genuinely achieves the ultimate goals of a homeowner; a secure and welcoming home with touch of luxury.

Location: 161 Cambridge St.

Price: $1,049,000

Rooms: 10

Bedrooms: 4

Baths: 3 full, 1 half

Living Area: 3,297 sq. ft.

Lot Size: 12,139 sq. ft. (28 acre)

Listing Agent: Nan Shanahan, Shanahan Real Estate, 781-729-9030


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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