April 15, 2021

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The home veterans

An Arts and Crafts-Fashion Medford Bungalow

2 min read

For Sale/Lease

This charming single-household has a magnificent yard and a quirky earlier.


Photo by Atlantic Visuals

102 Taft St., Medford
Price tag: $579,000
Size: 1,586 sq. ft
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1.5

Possibilities are you have tackled some arts and crafts projects this quarantine, possibly some coloring publications and masterpieces of Popsicle sticks and glue with the little ones. How about going all-in with a dwelling that was basically just one large craft project?

Built in 1935, this charming Medford bungalow is a masterpiece of the arts and crafts movement, which focused on handcrafted artistry and approachable architecture. Not to point out American craftiness: From the early 1900s to 1939, Sears, Roebuck & Co. sold hundreds of styles of pre-fabricated kit properties via their mail-get catalogue. Upcoming property owners could flip via hundreds of distinct homes—from Capes to the southern manor-like “Magnolia”—and pick their house’s frills and finishes. All in, the business offered around 75,000 of these homes and then would ship the kits, complete with plumbing components and hundreds of pounds of nails, by way of railroad. Probably that jigsaw puzzle you haven’t completed however is looking rather simple in comparison to cracking open up a 250-ton package to develop your possess dwelling.

While there’s now no assembly necessary, what you totally should do is love simple mornings on the new screened-in porch and seem out more than the yard and large perennial backyard. Within, the house offers unique hardwood floors with bits of brick detailing. The smooth kitchen with granite countertops and stainless metal appliances sets a vivid stage for breakfasts at the island, with the crisp palette taking part in off of the daylight flooding in from the home windows. Unhurried family dinners in the adjoining dining area, meanwhile, give prospects to savor the suave sights of the porch and property. Other accumulating places include things like the sunny residing place and the lobby, at the moment a comfortable library for a literary direct into the residence.

Immediately after a working day discovering the close by Middlesex Fells, head up to the two 2nd-floor bedrooms, including the main bed room with its walk-in closet. In addition, if the crafty past of the house has you impressed, the finished basement is awaiting a new everyday living as your art studio.

For information, call Ramsay Fretz, Ramsay and Corporation at Main Edge True Estate, ramsayfretz.realscout.com.

Image by Atlantic Visuals

Photo by Atlantic Visuals

Photo by Atlantic Visuals

Picture by Atlantic Visuals

Photo by Atlantic Visuals

Photo by Atlantic Visuals

Photograph by Atlantic Visuals

Image by Atlantic Visuals

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