Monday, May 30, 2011

Video of 268 Melrose | Auburndale (Newton), Massachusetts real estate & homes - When you think of the ideal commuter location, the Village of Auburndale in Newton Massachusetts is perhaps the worlds’ best kept secret - located close to route 30, 128 and the Massachusetts Turnpike and just a short walk to the commuter rail and handy to local bus routes to neighboring Waltham and Watertown and Cambridge plus nearby access to the Green Line Riverside T Station.  The Auburndale area retains a quaint friendly neighborhood atmosphere that makes it such an attractive place to live.

Auburndale Square is home to the the Turtle Lane Playhouse, and many small businesses –boutiques, shops and caf├ęs.  The area is rich in history and has a rather interesting past - from 1930’s to the early 1960’s Auburndale was home to Nuremberg Park and the Totem Pole.

This is solid well maintained  two family home has been updated through the years with low maintenance replacement windows vinyl siding, a newer roof and updated gas heating systems.

The house sits attractively on the lot in a neighbor of well maintained classic looking homes.  As you enter you are greeted by an enclosed front porch, a nice place to entertain guest or just enjoy a nice summer evening.

You could refer to this one as your standard two family layouts until you step inside and see that this home is rich in detail with natural woods, high ceilings and generous built-ins.  A separate staircase takes you from the foyer to the second floor apartment – you are immediately drawn to the rich look of natural woods and high ceilings.  The second floor apartment layout is identical to the first with the exception of an additional room in the front of the house which is an ideal office and there is also a finished walkup attic with a bedroom otherwise the layouts and woodwork and built-ins you see are the same.

The living room is large with a bay front and opens to a large dining room with nice built-ins and a butler’s pantry which leads to the kitchen.  The kitchen provides for ample cabinet space. There are two bedrooms off the hall one being currently used as an office but also serves as a bedroom – there is a full bathroom off the hall between the two bedrooms which has been well maintained with a tile floor.

The attic or third floor area is a big surprise – this space has a large triple window over the staircase and skylights to really brighten-up the space.

This one is certainly above the crowd when you consider it comes with three finished floors a two car garage, a fenced yard and front enclosed porch.

The two family at 268 Melrose Street in the Auburndale area of Newton is a commuter’s delight and also an excellent investment opportunity – take a look at the numbers and see how affordable it is to live here while your tenant helps pay the mortgage.  A well maintained property in an excellent location along with today’s low rates makes this one a winner so don’t miss it!

Call Ned Mahoney today or contact him by texting  617-799-0566. For more about this home, Newton and Auburndale at

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