Newton Home of the Week: 240 Mount Vernon St.

This beautiful circa 1880 Victorian has received thorough renovations and expansions yet still proudly displays its vintage character.

This sensational 133 year-old Victorian still offers many glimpses of its rich, historical past, primarily through its architectural details, but a back-to-studs restoration/expansion nicely blends its period features with many artful materials and fine appointments. With nearly 4,700 square feet of living space and 13 rooms, this generously-sized home provides an abundance of versatile and room options for its residents. Its curbside presentation proudly displays its vintage design through its unique fabrication that translates to elevated ceilings and interesting vignettes throughout its four walls.

The 15 x 15 square foot formal dining area and 15 x 21 square foot family room offer a warm ambiance from two of the three fireplaces in this home while the 14 x 15 square foot living room flaunts its historical structural narrative with a bay of oversized windows. The 18 x 15 square foot sun-filled kitchen offers many premier ingredients, including custom-built cabinetry, granite surfaces, pot filler faucet and seating at a large center island and charming breakfast conservatory.

The second level hosts a large, luxurious 29 x 15 square foot fireplaced master suite with a full, private bath, two bedrooms at 11 x 20 and 10 x 15 square feet, an in-law apartment and home office. This home takes full advantage of its vertical footprint with two additional finished levels with a 15 x 10 square foot bedroom, full bath and media room on the third floor and a 10 x 10 square foot bedroom/dance studio on the fourth story.

Covered access is available to the enchanting greenhouse as well as the carriage house that includes two car bays and a stellar suite above with a deck that overlooks the rear yard. This structure is not included in the listed square foot and further boosts the liberal dimensions of this home.

While expanded and renovated, the previous owners took considerable care to enhance and preserve the spirit of this lovely home while still providing a modern residence that will fulfill the evolving desires and preferences of today's homebuyer. This property is a perfect example that vintage styles remain timeless and can successfully compliment the designs of today.


Location: 240 Mount Vernon St.

Price: $2,350,000

Rooms: 13

Bedrooms: 5

Baths: 4 full, 2 half

Living Area: 4,693 sq. ft.

Lot Size: 16,000 sq. ft. (.37 acre)

Listing Agent: Alan Cohen, Hammond Residential R.E., 617-796-6166


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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