Rarely does a home of this quality come on the market that has been so tastefully and lovingly restored and modernized. The carefully considered and thoroughly executed renovation brought this one time diamond-in-the-rough back to its original elegance with fully restored architectural details and all the amenities and upgrades modern buyers demand. Welcome to 171 Marlborough Road.
This fine home retains all its extraordinary original and restored architectural details including some of the neighborhood’s finest millwork, trims, and moldings. Leaded and stained glass throughout has been restored and stabilized; including a unique arched passageway from the dining room to the magical rear porch, a circular confection of restored columns and decorative balusters. Several pairs of fully restored leaded glass pocket doors can define the rooms of the otherwise loft-like first floor. The home’s grand scale is especially evident in the enormous 40+ foot galley kitchen with commercial grade appliances, custom cabinetry, and light-filled breakfast room. The original staircase is distinguished by massive newel posts, a repeating pattern of three fancy turned ballusters, and decorative brackets around the perimeter of the stairwell and second floor landing ceilings.
The versatile layout on the second floor currently consists of a master suite with a sitting room and master bath with steam shower and radiant floor, a guest bedroom, an office, a workout room, second full bath, laundry, and a large linen closet; but can easily convert to 4 bedrooms. The third floor has two more bedrooms and a full bath. The property’s 200+ foot lot gives the house plenty of elbow room and allows for a park-sized rear yard that features a large garden shed, mature plantings, a majestic elm tree, an endless private driveway and two-car garage. And finally, the complete mechanical systems upgrade offers modern buyers all the creature comforts and technical features they could wish for.
There is 4-zone heat from the high efficiency boiler and 3-zone cooling with recent upgrades made to the system. The network wiring has Ethernet drops in most rooms for audio, entertainment, and internet connectivity. There is an integrated security, HVAC, and lighting control system; new 3-phase 600 amp service from the street; and a new roof, new copper Yankee gutters, waterproofing in basement and rear patio drainage system. This is the elegant, modern, move-in-ready home you have been waiting for.
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