October 14, 2021

Alexandra Beer House

The Real Estate Experts

An Arts and Crafts-Design and style Medford Bungalow

For Sale/Hire

This charming single-relatives has a fantastic yard and a quirky earlier.


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102 Taft St., Medford
Selling price: $579,000
Measurement: 1,586 sq. toes
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1.5

Likelihood are you’ve tackled some arts and crafts tasks this quarantine, possibly some coloring publications and masterpieces of Popsicle sticks and glue with the young children. How about going all-in with a residence that was effectively one massive craft task?

Built in 1935, this charming Medford bungalow is a masterpiece of the arts and crafts motion, which targeted on handcrafted artistry and approachable architecture. Not to point out American craftiness: From the early 1900s to 1939, Sears, Roebuck & Co. sold hundreds of kinds of pre-fabricated package properties by their mail-order catalogue. Potential owners could flip through hundreds of unique homes—from Capes to the southern manor-like “Magnolia”—and pick their house’s frills and finishes. All in, the business offered close to 75,000 of these households and then would ship the kits, complete with plumbing pieces and hundreds of pounds of nails, by using railroad. Perhaps that jigsaw puzzle you haven’t finished nevertheless is on the lookout pretty simple as opposed to cracking open up a 250-ton package to create your possess property.

Even though there’s currently no assembly required, what you certainly must do is love uncomplicated mornings on the new screened-in porch and glance out about the lawn and enormous perennial backyard. Within, the house features primary hardwood flooring with bits of brick detailing. The modern kitchen area with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances sets a bright stage for breakfasts at the island, with the crisp palette enjoying off of the daylight flooding in from the windows. Unhurried family dinners in the adjoining dining home, meanwhile, provide likelihood to savor the clever sights of the porch and garden. Other gathering places consist of the sunny dwelling place and the lobby, presently a comfortable library for a literary lead into the residence.

Following a working day discovering the close by Middlesex Fells, head up to the two 2nd-flooring bedrooms, such as the primary bed room with its walk-in closet. Additionally, if the crafty past of the dwelling has you motivated, the finished basement is awaiting a new lifetime as your artwork studio.

For facts, get hold of Ramsay Fretz, Ramsay and Company at Main Edge Serious Estate, ramsayfretz.realscout.com.

Photo by Atlantic Visuals

Photo by Atlantic Visuals

Image by Atlantic Visuals

Photograph by Atlantic Visuals

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