Saturday, October 23, 2010

20 Wood St | Hopkinton, Massachusetts real estate & homes - Welcome to 20 Wood St, Hopkinton, MA. Located just 26 miles south and west of Boston,
the town is best known as the starting point of the Boston Marathon and home of high tech firm
EMC Corporation, It also ranked #19 on Money's list of Americas Best Places to live in 2009.

With 15,000 residents, Hopkinton offers easy access to routes 495 and 90 and major cities: Boston,
Worcester, Providence, RI.

The town is proud of its school system; Hopkinton High School was ranked as #392 among Newsweeks
America's Best High Schools for 2010, and was included in Boston Magazine's 50 Best High Schools in

Built in circa 1820, the 'Old Stearns Place' has all the charm of Tudor Revival vintage and the comforts
of modern updates. Even the new roof replaced in 2010 maintained the original look of slate. This
spacious home is sited on 1.2 acres with one of the nicest yards in town. The sprawling yard with all its
privacy and lawn lets one imagine large gatherings of family and friends, baseball games, team parties
and class parties or maybe a much loved garden. On hot summer days, enjoy the separately fenced pool
built In 2000 or the shade of the sassafras and beech trees. The irrigation system keeps the lawn looking

Very special in this home is the full pantry with a sink, preparation space and cabinets. This once served
as the main kitchen.

Off the kitchen is the very charming mudroom built around an original brick wall. It has great space for
the backpacks, cleats, shoes and coats and leads to the half bath and to the 2 car / tandem garage.

The two front bedrooms are large and share a full bath. In addition, the master bath has its own convenient half bath.

There is a second staircase that also leads to the upstairs where there are 2 ½ baths, the laundry room,
five bedrooms, an office and a spacious bonus room.

The third bedroom in the back of the house has a beautiful view overlooking the pool.

The small hallway is basically the center point of the house. Here there are stairs that lead up to the
Walkup attic which provides another handy storage area. Like the rest of the house, in 2008 the attic
also had Insulation blown in.

From the office which is centrally located on the second floor, you can see the new slate roof that was
replaced in June 2010...notice the attractive copper flashing and gutters.

The back hallway which has a second staircase leading down to the family room and kitchen, provides
more storage with two large built-in closets and a cedar chest. It leads to a full bath and laundry room
and to a huge bonus room with two additional bedrooms built in 2000.

What makes Hopkinton special are its small town feel and its abundant green space with numerous

20 Wood St is located only a couple mins to rte 495, and 5 minutes to the commuter rail. One of the benefits of this prime location is its ''walk to town' location where you can visit with friends at a local coffee shop, attend a summer concert on the Common or story time at the town's historic library.

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