Price Improvement: Exquisite Family Home in Historic Charlestown, Massachusetts
October 15, 2019
Courtesy of Becca Logue of Gibson | Sotheby's International Realty.
Now offered at $1,390,000!
Step inside this four-story Federalist townhouse and experience a glimpse of elegant lifestyles and traditions of the past.
Positioned along the historic Freedom Trail and by the end of a cul-de-sac, this well-preserved family home is as beautiful as it is historic. From the outside, the brick of 19 Ellwood Street coordinates nicely with the other homes dotting Charlestown’s tony gaslight neighborhood. Once the dramatic front entrance opens, a surprise of the best kind awaits—natural light and warmth permeate throughout the space. Illumination streams through windows as well as through the door to the private courtyard, highlighting every period detail. Overlooking the open-concept living area, the kitchen is a striking cooking space. Brick walls, beamed ceilings, and wood counters capture the spirit of years before. To keep cozy when the weather turns brisk, a gas fireplace is installed nearby. On the parlor level, a period library room offers a space for those rare moments of quiet relaxation. The nearby Butler’s pantry is a must-have for families, making great use of space. Celebratory meals take on even greater significance in the elegant dining room—immaculately appointed, perfectly suited for entertaining crowds both large and small, and brimming with a dose of rich color and Americana charm. The entire top floor comprises the en-suite Master bedroom, appointed with wide pine floors and panoramic views of the Boston skyline, Harbor and USS Constitution.
Trees provide shade and oversized rose bushes surround the private courtyard, filling the air with sweet floral aromas. The open-air oasis, a rarity in dense cities, provides a multifunctional extension of living space just off the garden level and is ideal for entertaining, gardening, yoga and stargazing.
As Boston’s oldest neighborhood—established in the 1600s—a sense of colonial charm permeates the streets and parks of Charlestown. Geographically, the neighborhood is distinguished from the city, occupying a small region north of downtown Boston. Still, Charlestown conveniently lies just over the bridgefrom the North End’s renowned dining scene, and within driving distance of Back Bay’s shopping district and the Fenway’s cultural and athletic institutions.
Charlestown’s Warren-Prescott School has long been a prized neighborhood institution, offering exceptional arts, music, theater, and fitness offerings. Spend your weekends at the Charlestown Training Field, an important site of early New England history that hosts occasional fairs, open-air markets, and the end of the annual Bunker Hill Day Parade.
19 Ellwood Street, Charlestown, Massachusetts | Listed by The Carucci Group.
3 bedrooms | 1 full, two half baths | 2,272 SF | To learn more, click HERE.