http://www.AnnetteGregorio.com - Located approximately 7 miles north of Boston, Melrose, Massachusetts is a city of approximately 27,000 residents. A commuters dream, it is situated in the center of a triangle created by Interstates 93, 95 and Route 1. It is also served by the MBTA with numerous bus routes and three commuter rail stations. In addition, the Oak Grove leg of the Orange line is located just one town over on the Melrose City Line.
The grand wrap around mahogany porch greets you as you enter this extensively renovated fine home. Rich in detail, you will find the perfect blend of charm from yesteryear such as marble fireplaces, pocket doors and glass transoms, along with the modern conveniences desired by today's consumer.
The woodwork was recreated to match the original living room molding. Both the living room and dining room offer decorative fireplaces, and are perfect for entertaining guests year round.
Every cook's dream, this enormous kitchen, with stainless steel appliances, a tumbled stone floor and a limestone back splash, opens to a huge eating area, that could also be used as a family room. Custom-made kitchen cabinetry, made from a Maple tree cut down on the property, is carefully placed on every wall. The builder cured, planed and stained the wood himself.
The rear door leads you to an expansive deck for your outdoor entertaining and those great summertime BBQs.
The hospitality of this home extends to the second levelm which boasts three ample sized bedrooms, closets and a brand new full bathroom.
The light filled master bedroom features a built in wall unit, accented by exposed brick and the original tin ceilings with egg and dart molding.
Wait, there is even more to please you - a walk-in closet and master bathroom, updated with a granite topped cherry vanity and medicine cabinet.
The third floor has two more rooms, one that could be used as an office, the other a huge bedroom with a ribbon of windows.
Enjoy downtown Melrose for great shopping, restaurants and services. For nature lovers, it's short walk to Middlesex Fells Reservation to walk the dog or a hike through the woods. Minutes to Rt. 93 or the Orange line T stop, for an easy commute to Boston.