Cozy, quiet moments and effortless entertaining are easy lifestyles to imagine in this handsome 92-year-old colonial on Coolidge Avenue. Its vintage details launch these contented scenes with coffered ceilings, wainscoting, arches, French doors, newly refinished wood floors and so much more. It's actually difficult to describe in words the architectural magnetism this home holds, but with accompanying photos, an introduction is possible, but a personal tour will sure be necessary to fully absorb its enchantment.
Its brick front dimensions already initiate its remarkable originality with its unique exterior dimensions, distinctive roof and charming front portico. Inside, visitors will not be disappointed with its many layers of period features and materials that envelop guests within every room and charming space. The front foyer leads into a grand 20 x 12 square foot living room, but perhaps the most inviting area in the room is the snug brick fireplace nook encompassed in a striking archway. The 13 x 13 square foot living room is drenched in natural wood in the wainscoting walls, coffered ceiling and elongated window seat and its warm, reserved setting is sure to retain diners longs after dessert. The 16 x 13 square foot kitchen offers an abundance of cabinet and counter space and storage with a built-in china cabinet, but family and guests will likely enjoy many meals in the sunlit 14 x 7 square foot sunroom that overlooks the lush, fenced-in back yard.
The second level boasts four generously-sized bedrooms, including a 12 x 13 square foot master. The three remaining guest rooms are 11 x 12, 11 x 12 and 11 x 8 square feet and carry various amenities, such as walk-in closets and built-in shelving. There are also two luxurious full baths on this floor. The basement level offers many possibilities with a 22 x 10 square foot playroom with a walk-in closet for off-season clothing, a 22 x 11 square foot storage room and an 11 x 11 square foot laundry room with a sink.
The new owners of this magnificent home only need a little imagination to value its historic character and the vision to foresee its successful future. It's a significant responsibility to preserve a slice of Lexington's past, but with the right buyer and the potential of this property, their venture will be very rewarding.
Location: 12 Coolidge Ave.
Baths: 2 full, 1 half
Living Area: 2,048 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 9,480 sq. ft.
Listing Agent: Linda Sharpe, Hammond Real Estate, 617-645-1218
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