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Dedham Home of the Week: 5 Westfield St.

The historic charm and modern enhancements will quickly lure potential homebuyers to this antique colonial.

This classic antique colonial in Precinct 1 is a quintessential model of historical Dedham. Since 1790, this home has stood proudly representing its 18th century roots and symbolizing the superb quality of Dedham's past and the progress of its residential present and future. It has been meticulously maintained throughout the years to sustain its period character and continually updated with modern amenities and many recent upgrades, such as a new kitchen and baths, an energy efficient furnace, insulation, a younger roof and new exterior paint.

The exterior introduction of this home immediately articulates Dedham's rich architectural account with its traditional lines, details and white and black tones. Inside, it perfectly blends its period roots with today's lifestyles where both are represented and neither overpowered. The open living and dining areas provide a flowing floor plan separated only by a beamed ceiling and boasts vintage pine flooring, a fireplace and cool colonial blue walls. The recently remodeled 12 x 10 square foot kitchen offers a good amount of granite counter space and wood cabinets while the adjacent library narrates its history with an oversized brick fireplace with a bee-hive oven and wood accents drenching the room in warmth. This room is fittingly located at an exterior door and was likely used as a receiving room for guests.

The second floor consists of a 17 x 15 square foot fireplaced master bedroom, three bedrooms, two of which include fireplaces, a full bath with a granite vanity and washer/dryer hookups and a second full bath with a shower stall.

There are so many elements that reflect the historical background of this home with its wide-plank pine floors, six fireplaces, natural wood and period details, yet its considerable attention, preservation and careful renovations by its previous owners create a comfortable setting for today's busy families who treasure the past but still look to the luxury of the future. Residents can comfortably reach Dedham Village by foot and access many leisure and recreational opportunities easily with Legacy Place, the commuter rail and many town parks nearby. With its location, physicality, charm and character, this home is truly an historic local gem.

Location: 5 Westfield St.

Year Built: 1790

Price: $689,900

Rooms: 8

Bedrooms: 4

Baths: 2 full, 1 half

Living Area: 2,403 sq. ft.

Lot Size: 4,551 sq. ft. (.1 acre)

Listing Agent: Jill Kelly Crawley, Vogt Realty Group, 781-726-0447

Jim August 08, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Gorgeous home. We have done a bunch of work around the Dedham MA area in regards to roofing. Hope to see some more beautiful homes! http://www.olympicroofing.com/dedham-ma-roofing/

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