Your hopes and dreams of planting your roots in a pleasant neighborhood at an affordable price will be fulfilled when you move into 39 Hopedale St. in Allston. For a mere $409,900, this 1,520-square-foot, 4-bedroom single-family Victorian has it all — bright living spaces, hardwood floors, period details (including gingerbread exterior trim), private deck, fenced-in yard with patio, updated kitchen and utilities, new roof and gutters, thermal replacement windows, three-car off-street parking, and, above all, convenience to everything imaginable.
The friendly foyer is graced with a period staircase, intact with twisted balusters and ball-top newel posts. A double French door gracefully introduces the living room.
Corner exposure and a classic woodburning fireplace make the formal living room a bright, warm space for family life and entertaining.
The dining room benefits from the same corner exposure, owing to the small footprint of the house, but the room has large wall area to spare for your growing tableware and cookbook collections.
The kitchen is fully updated with classic paneled cabinetry that blends with the old house, easy-clean laminate counters, and state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances.
The kitchen exits to the private deck, which steps down to the brick-paved patio, which in turn leads out to a picturesque yard laden with exotic plantings of all kinds, for first-class summer entertainment on many levels.
The master bedroom’s southeastern corner exposure through the front double window wakes you up to a sumptuous sunrise every morning, as well as a location as central as you can get. Steps away are the Honan-Allston Library, the Hooker-Sorrento Playground, Bicycle Bill’s bike shop, a 7-Eleven convenience store, Shaw’s Supermarket, Harvard Stadium, Harvard Business School, Bus 66 access to Harvard Square, Mass. Pike access, and more.