Step out on summer’s dog day while sipping iced tea in the shade of the expansive porch that lines the exterior of this historic home.
878 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow
Cut: 5,100 square feet
Bathrooms : 3 complete, 1 partial
Lovers of history and historic design, get ready for this home because it is nothing short of a dream. This Colonial Revival near the heart of Longmeadow was built in the late 1700s. Although its roots predate the most modern technology, this home has been updated to the most modern standards, which include touches luxuries like a wine and beverage fridge and a kitchen full of sleek, high-end appliances. But what has been preserved are the historic touches, including a wrap-around porch and front-row seating for what’s happening in the city green.
These well-kept touches are evident as soon as you enter this freshly painted home. When you do, you will be greeted by a fully restored, rich chestnut wood staircase with matching banister. To your left is a formal living room with recessed ceilings (which you’ll also find in the dining room), while to your right is a music room, a nice nod to the past where people hang out. gathered around the piano for entertainment. Each has a wood-burning fireplace to warm up next in the winter.
Also on the first floor is the newest addition to the house. The kitchen here has been redesigned to be a chef’s paradise, with a Carrera marble island, granite countertops, a large beverage fridge, high-end appliances (like a pull-out microwave), a prep sink and breakfast nook to enjoy your creations. And that only completes the ground floor, where you have a wine cellar kept cool by a natural stone barrier.
The upper levels of the home offer abundant space to relax, whether on the screened porch, or in the library connected to the master bedroom. Or you can try relaxing outside where a wrap-around porch awaits, providing ample space to enjoy the great outdoors. This home is also located near the historic city park, so you get an extra dose of outdoor space when you live here.
For more information, contact Nancy Maree, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, williampitt.com.
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