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Enchanting, well-preserved Victorian, brimming with authentic detail and stewarded beautifully, set on Melrose’s boulevard-like Bellevue Avenue, known locally as Doctor’s Row, sited on a prime piece of property hosting a carriage house and enviable flat expanse of yard.  The hallmarks of the turn-of-the-century era, like soaring ceilings, extensive molding work, bay windows, Chelsea tile fireplaces, natural wood floors and comfortable spaces, are found throughout this Grande Dame in abundance.  The reception hall, illuminated by a half story stained glass window, opens to both the living and dining rooms and features a commanding balustrade as well as the “back of house” door.  Architectural nuances, original pocket doors and fireplaces with original mantle detailing intact adorn both of these sun-kissed formal rooms adorned by natural woodwork with a gleaming patina.  The back portion of this main floor provides a myriad of possibility, so bring your imagination, or enjoy the scale and detail of these rooms as they are.  The large, eat-in kitchen boasts granite counters, custom cabinetry, center island and walk in pantry with amazing storage.  Expand your gathering space to the adjoining side porch, a perfect place to enjoy early morning coffee, warm-weather suppers, or to start an evening with friends given its gracious scale and sited overlooking the back of the property and gardens.  Consider integrating the kitchen to the den, creating that much-desired multi-purpose room, while still maintaining  the hobby/utility/mudroom which hosts an adjoining full bath as well as washer and dryer connections.  Four generous bedrooms are found on the second floor, eachhosting outstanding walk inclosets with built-in caseworkand boasting gleaming wood floors, including themaster with a brand-new full bath, twowalk-in closets, and an extraordinarydressing room.  This floor is rounded out by an oversize linen closet, habitually found in this era home, and renovated full bath.  The unheated third floor offers ample storage, three additional finished rooms, one previously used as an office and bedroom, the second potentially a massive media room or den, and the third a studio,as well as two storage rooms, one offers agood size and locationfor a potential bath, all providing space for extended family living or more.  This home has been meticulously maintained, from the roof, to the heating system to substantial electrical and plumbing upgrades, these stewards have been certain to remain true to the original Victorian architectural details while updating and utilizing space to its highest potential.  And oh the yard!  Nestled to the rear of this 17,000+ sq/ft lot is a large flatfenced inarea - your private oasis with ample play and garden area, nearly large enough to host a tennis court,as well as the original carriage house used for one car parking and the sellers created a carport under the side porch.  Mere steps to Melrose's bustling downtown shops and restaurants, as well as nearby the train, schools, Whole Foods, library and the Fells, this gorgeous Belle of the Ball awaits her new steward.

 

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