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Winchester Home of the Week: 19 Rangeley Road

This historic property was once the carriage house for the historic David Skillings estate.

Winchester homebuyers interested in local history will be very excited about this rare opportunity to reside in and experience a slice of this town's rich historical past. This spectacular colonial was originally the carriage house for the renowned David Skillings estate, and while considered a secondary residence in its time, this timeless 5,295 square foot home provides all the luxury and period details one would expect from its era and plenty of space and modernization for today's large families.

This 97 year-old vintage property has been meticulously updated and maintained by conscientious owners who appreciated and cherished its epoch features and vivid past. Layers of its skilled craftsmanship are quietly revealed through subtle yet effective techniques with small and large built-ins, original plaster details, tiered moldings and wood carvings. On a larger scale, prospective homebuyers will immediately notice its soaring ten and half foot ceilings, seven fireplaces, gleaming hardwood floors, oversized windows, classic lighting fixtures and French doors.

Twelve rooms throughout three levels of living space take full advantage of this home's generous footprint and offer a wide variety of living accommodations for its residents. The first level consists of a 27 x 20 square foot fireplaced living room, a 20 x 17 square foot fireplaced dining area, an 18 x 14 square foot eat-in kitchen boasting original brick and a 20 x 14 square foot fireplaced family room. The second level hosts three bedrooms with fireplaces and private decks at 19 x 14, 18 x 14 and 20 x 13 square feet, a fourth fireplaced bedroom at 17 x 11 square feet, a 14 x 10 square foot bedroom, two full baths and a lovely 14 x 13 square foot sitting room. The top story offers many versatile options with three bedrooms and a full bath. Of course this space could also serve well as an au-pair or guest suite, children's play area or an expanded home office.

During warmer months, three sets of French doors bring the outside in through the charming wrap-around deck where residents can relax and take in the spectacular three quarters of an acre lot and the picturesque neighborhood. Or, a short stroll provides a quick and lovely journey to the commerce and restaurants of Winchester Town Center. Whether enjoying its historic narrative, its luxurious accommodations or its scenic views, the new owners of this property will discover years of enjoyment and comfort, just as their former Winchester ancestors.

Location: 19 Rangeley Road

Price: $2,099,000

Rooms: 12

Bedrooms: 8

Baths: 3 full, 1 half

Living Area: 5,295 sq. ft.

Lot Size: 33,755 sq. ft. (.77 acre)

Listing Agent: Anne Spry, Waterfield Sotheby's International Realty, 781-405-4730

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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