How much is this home?
(a) $1 million
(b) $1.65 million
(d) $2.3 million
Answer: none of the above. This 1,896-square-foot, 3-bed, 1.5-bath Queen Anne Victorian home at 664 Adams St. in Dorchester’s historic Adams Village / Ashmont neighborhood can be yours — historical details, high-end finishes, high ceilings, hardwood floors and all — for only $409,000.
And the wraparound farmer’s porch with decorative balustrades is only the beginning.
The entry hall with the elegant turned-baluster staircase opens right up to a formal living room, intact with its original arched fireplace with carved mantel. This lets you greet your guests at the door and usher them right in to the entertainment without vestibule or foyer preliminaries.
The spatial flow continues as the fireplace’s flanking doorways direct you directly into the dining room at right and the eat-in kitchen at left, giving you a choice of formal or informal eating options. Doorways flanking the old coal-chimney flue interconnect these spaces in the same way.
Out of the exposed-brick chimney flue juts the kitchen’s peninsular breakfast bar, making it handy for breakfast.
The kitchen is newly updated with classic custom cabinetry, state-of-the-art appliances and easy-clean laminate counters.
Outside of the kitchen is a large Azek deck with a classic rail, providing ample space for cocktails and cookouts in a way that complements the old wraparound porch.
All three bedrooms are sunny and spacious, providing room for a king-size bed for the parents and room to grow for the children, with space to spare for all.
More growth room for the kids and entertaining space for the parents can be found in the paved backyard patio, which is surrounded by a quiet neighborhood of stately homes.
And look at what else the neighborhood has to offer for less than half a million. Within walking distance are Hemenway Park, Toohing Playground, restaurants, Rite-Aid Pharmacy, subway and bus service at Ashmont Station, ample shopping and dining in Peabody Square, and much more.
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