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Hot Property ‘Riverside at its best’ at 1900s-era renovated Victorian

October 1, 2018

Maria Stevens refers to her listing at 30 Club Road as “Riverside at its best.” Stevens is a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties, and she’s representing the sellers of the 1900-era Victorian on 0.65 acres in Riverside. The price was reduced in July to $5.995 million.

In 2009, the charming antique residence was completely renovated and expanded to the 16 rooms and 6,228 square feet of living space that the next residents can now enjoy.

The house’s “curb appeal” is undeniable. For buyers in search of a grand front porch — who envision rocking chairs and lemonade on warm summer days and seasonal decorations in the winter months — this home has an outstanding wraparound veranda. Plus, there’s a porte cochere — architecturally intriguing but also quite practical.

The veranda and a stone terrace off the back of the home extend the living and entertaining space, too.

Even the approach to the home is somewhat dramatic, with a curved drive, manicured lawns and mature trees. The landscaping around the front entrance is beautifully sculpted with perennial plantings.

A tour of the interiors begins in the entry hall, with the first of the home’s five fireplaces. Others are found in the formal living room, formal dining room, family room and in one of the bedrooms.

Though the home was extensively renovated, so much of its 1900s-era charm and craftsmanship has been preserved and appended in thoughtful ways. Stevens points out to buyers details like interior columns, coffered ceilings, leaded transom windows and iron work.

Examples of these are immediately found in the entry hall, which the previous owners also made into a music room, adding a grand piano in an alcove opposite the fireplace.

Naturally, the home has elegant formal rooms, including the formal living room and formal dining room.

The same can be said of the kitchen, which is equal parts beautiful design-magazine worthy and efficient and functional in its layout. At its center is a square island with a prep sink and lots of extra storage space. The custom cabinetry is finished in white, and little details like pendant lighting over the island and a farmhouse sink set before oversized windows makes for an inviting, fresh and bright aesthetic.

Another great little detail is the built-in workstation, with bookshelves for cookbooks and organizational nooks for all of life’s little tasks and reminders. Positioned next to the breakfast room section of the kitchen, it could also double as a homework spot after school.

The kitchen is complemented by a butler’s pantry, with a secondary sink, wine refrigerator and leaded glass-fronted cabinets. It makes for a utilitarian but pretty space to store and maintain entertaining essentials.

The kitchen spills seamlessly into the home’s family room, with built-ins and a cozy fireplace.

There are two levels above the main level, and a fully finished lower level, as well. The sellers have leveraged the lower level as playroom space, and created a home gym, with plenty of room for fitness equipment.

The home has a total of seven bedrooms, including a master suite with the luxury of a private balcony, walk-in closet and an indulgent bathroom, with a soaking tub, dual vanity sinks and a shower room.

With the formal living spaces, spacious and well-equipped kitchen, and both the wraparound veranda and the expansive backyard terrace, this home begs to be showcased and showed off to friends and family.

Listing agent: Maria Stevens, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties; (203) 655-5114 office; (203) 570-7021 cell; mstevens@bhhsne.com

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