Home of the Week: 56 Russell Ave.

A step into Watertown's past is also a leap into its bright residential future.

This fully restored antique Victorian offers the unique opportunity to experience a slice of Watertown's rich residential history. Its distinctive architecture and traditional features are immediately valued curbside with its vintage detailing and wrap-around porch and provides the perfect illustration to what awaits within its four walls. Inside, this spacious 4,385 square foot residence boasts comfortable spaces and elegant entertainment venues with elevated ceilings, warm layers of natural wood, oversized and decorative windows and a fluid, versatile floor plan. It also offers many luxurious features, including four bedroom suites, three fireplaces and a chef's kitchen.

The exciting historic tour launches with a spectacular 21 x 13 square foot two-story foyer drenched in wood accents and ornate windows that stretch to the ceiling. Both formal spaces on this floor flaunt its period roots with custom detailing in the 25 x 15 square foot fireplaced living room and the 15 x 14 square foot dining room. The 14 x 14 square foot den offers a more relaxed, intimate setting while the 17 x 14 square foot gourmet kitchen assumes double duty with subtle remnants of its past and the addition of modern, premier ingredients, including granite surfaces, upgraded cabinetry and tile flooring. This level also presents the convenient option of single-floor living with a 15 x 14 square foot bedroom suite.

The second level hosts two bedroom suites with a 24 x 21 square foot fireplaced master with a walk-in closet and a 14 x 14 square foot family suite, a 15 x 14 square foot home office and a 16 x 13 square foot den/sitting room. The third story provides fabulous privacy options with the fourth bedroom measuring at 27 x 19 square feet and includes a cathedral ceiling and full bath.

The presence of this property's historical roots, combined with its resourceful restorations earn top rated status in the Watertown real estate market. This property holds an incredible amount of residential potential for its address but even more so for its historical narration.


Location: 56 Russell Ave.

Price: $1,135,000

Rooms: 9

Bedrooms: 4

Baths: 4 full, 1 half

Fireplaces: 3

Living Area: 4,385 sq. ft.

Lot Size: 9,723 sq. ft. (.22 acre)

Listing Agent: Lori Orchanian, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Belmont, 617-796-6043


If you are a Realtor or a home owner selling a home and want to be featured in an upcoming Home of the Week, please email Michele Taranto at m.taranto@aol.com.


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