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15 Orris Matterport

 

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Craftsman style Highlands Colonial has been lovingly maintained and thoughtfully expanded creating enviable spaces that provide for flexible living, allowing for a generous flow while creating private nooks, making for a home built for both entertainment and family living.  Originally a Bungalow, two architects over two renovations, this home has been transformed and now extends in the back and to the second floor and boasts fabulous ceiling height.  In keeping with the original period details, the build-out included bull’s-eye and crown moldings, pocket and French doors, fenestration and flooring.  During the 1995 renovation, every system was updated, including gas heat, roof, insulation, electrical and plumbing.  The home is bathed in beautiful natural light and windows were placed with careful consideration and an eye for Craftsman design making rooms eminently use-able while allowing gorgeous light and ventilation.  You are welcomed to a gracious foyer with paired closets, providing excellent storage, and the living room is centered by the wood burning fireplace with brick hearth and surrounded by a wall of bookshelves.  Crown molding, French doors and pretty wood flooring complement these rooms.  Enjoy a part of Melrose’s Lincoln School heritage as the built-in china cabinetry is reclaimed from a classroom and offers amazing storage.  The 2007 extension of the homeis a feat of design creating flex space.  The mudroom offers outstanding storage for today’s bustling family.  From the piano style ribbon of windows to the skylight to the sliders to the back deck and flat yard, this main living space is beautifully sunlit and an awesome gathering space.  The kitchen was designed for a cook:  granite and butcher block countertops, gas range and open storage make for a user-friendly area and opens through an arch to the gathering area.  Consider creating a combination dining room/kitchen/family room trifecta, or use as the owners do with a large farm table, or the fourth bedroom with full bath could be used as the dining area should you wish for a more private dining space and a large family room.  The second level hosts three additional bedrooms, all with superlative closet storage, built-ins, gleaming hardwood flooring, plus 2nd full bath and much desired laundry area.  This cherished home has been fully renovated and detailed in a way rarely found. Sited on a private street in a fabulous Highlands neighborhood steps to the Fells, Whip Hill, Highlands train and shops, plus a short hop to the bus, library, Bowden Park Farmer’s Market and Melrose’s bustling downtown restaurants, shops and cultural activities make this a win all around.  Discerning buyers will not want to pass up this opportunity to a thoughtfully designed and detailed home in a terrific locale.