Walk to Everything from This Beacon Arts & Crafts Colonial, $450K

  |  April 27, 2022

Today, we’re continuing our jaunt through Beacon with this cute two-bedroom on a double-sized city lot that’s walking distance to all that Beacon has to offer.

The facade of the house is kind of meh (but the 2-year-old roof is a bonus), but this neat and clean front porch hints at the charm you’ll find inside the house, which was built in 1900.

Ta-da! Quarter-sawn oak and Arts & Crafts details fill this 1,296-square-foot house to the brim, starting with this handsome entry. That newel post would make any Stickley fan green with envy.

The beautiful millwork continues into the living room. Looks like there’s forced-air heat vents in the floor—which appears to be original hardwood underfoot.

The living room has large double windows, and ductless mini-split ventilation for air-conditioning and supplemental heat.

The dining room is a mirror image of the living room; it’s easy to imagine fabulous Sunday dinners served in here. And all of that gorgeously blank wall space is just crying for some cool artwork.

If you’re an old-kitchen fan, you’ll love this one, with its vintage cabinetry and scalloped wooden header above the sink. You could swap out the electric range for a Chambers stove if you really want to go retro (and how about a Smeg fridge?), or update the appliances to accent the pre-Midcentury Modern look. And oh…what’s behind that kitchen door?

It’s a bright, sun-filled family room that overlooks the leafy, landscaped backyard. It presents a nice, blank slate to furnish any way you want.

Upstairs there’s more beautiful woodwork, original brass door hardware with a lovely patina, and that great neutral paint. The listing doesn’t include photos of the two bedrooms that are up here, but you can get a tiny peek at the hardwood floors, original baseboards, and neutral decor through that far doorway.

The only bathroom in the house is also upstairs. Love the tiling on the walls and the floor. You can’t really see it, but there’s a nice-sized tub/shower combo here.

There’s a full, walk-out basement with a washer, dryer, and double laundry sink. The backyard is peppered with shrubs, maple trees, and—according to the listing—an old stone barbecue.

There’s a one-car detached garage at the end of the driveway. The property totals just under a third of an acre, which isn’t bad in the City of Beacon.

If you’re hankering to indulge your old-home crush, check out 68 Dutchess Terrace, Beacon, with Suzanne M. Sweeney at RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group.

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