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Home of the Week: 38 Somerset Road

This century-old home in Lexington's Meriam Hill is filled with unique and timeless architectural features.

Prospective homebuyers will find it difficult to specify which of the many appealing features that 'sealed the deal' on this fantastic 99 year-old Lexington colonial revival. First, it is located in the highly sought after Meriam Hill, where residential turnover is a rare and unique opportunity. It also boasts period details both inside and out that reflect and reveal its nearly century-old roots with distinctive architectural touches and designs. The floor plan? Fluid, versatile and imaginative, with inviting, entertainment-sized rooms filled with built-ins, decorative windows and natural textures. Of course, the largest influence is its charm. While new construction has its benefits, the character of a vintage home is virtually impossible to duplicate.

This grand property resourcefully utilizes its generous footprint offering 2,843 square feet of living space throughout four finished levels. The first floor consists of a formal living and dining room, both with working fireplaces, flanking the graceful front foyer, an elongated library with floor-to-ceiling built-ins and walls of oversized windows and an open kitchen with a center island, traditional butler's pantry and a cozy breakfast nook encompassed in brick. The second floor conveniently hosts both lodging and leisure accommodations for their residents' comfort. It contains a master bedroom, three family bedrooms, a home office and an enchanting sunroom to begin and end each day.

The third story offers two private bedrooms with charming vignettes and a full bath. This entire level which would make ideal guest or au-pair suites or private quarters for older children. The walk-out basement will attract lots of relaxed and recreational use with its spacious game room.

A circular driveway marks a gracious entrance into this one third of an acre property, but its landscape holds many more outdoor amenities. An large deck provides the perfect venue to soak in its finely manicured mature landscape, but residents will need a little more legwork to discover and enjoy the flourishing secret garden that is nestled within vine-covered walls. An abutting third of an acre of land is also currently available for purchase to expand this background to over half an acre.

This beautiful home displays an understated elegance combined with a welcoming and comfortable character that will envelope future generations with its rich past and incredibly optimistic future

Location: 38 Somerset Road

Price: $1,679,000

Rooms: 11

Bedrooms: 6

Baths: 3 full, 1 half

Living Area: 2,843 sq. ft.

Lot Size: 15,551 sq. ft. (.36 acre)

Listing Agent: Stephen Stratford, Hammond Residential, 781-424-8538

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.

SmootFan February 25, 2013 at 02:11 PM
Be sure to grab that abutting third of an acre of land, especially since it may be a buildable lot.

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