Dedham Home of the Week: 60 Schoolmaster Ln.

Stunning estate on over 11 acres of lush land and woodlands just entered the Dedham real estate market.

This new listing is privately sited on 11 acres of rolling lawns and woodlands on a quaint country lane in prestigious Precinct 1. The original colonial was built in 1942 and has grown into a gracious estate with an expansion in the 1990s and a separate 2,600 square foot guest house addition in 2001 which was designed by the current owner. Even with its renovations and additions, however, the residents of this property have continued to preserve this home's rich period character and spirit of its roots for its next fortunate residents.

The floor plan and room dimensions within the main house's 5,000 square foot blueprint are spacious and beautifully proportioned with an abundance of natural light streaming throughout every space. The front entry guides guests into a grand 29 x 14 square foot living room that boasts a fireplace, exterior French doors and clear oversized windows. The 16 x 12 square foot formal dining area is also accessible from the foyer and a pair of matching built-ins provides entry into a charming 13 x 13 square foot library. The 15 x 12 square foot kitchen and 13 x 18 square foot breakfast nook are appropriately located in the heart of the floor and a short walk leads to a 15 x 13 square foot study and a 23 x 20 square foot fireplaced paneled family room.

The 23 x 20 square foot fireplaced master suite begins the tour on the second level which includes a fully equipped walk-in closet, a deluxe full master bath and spectacular woodland views. Four additional bedrooms are also located on this floor with a 14 x 17 and 15 x 13 square foot bathrooms sharing a full en-suite bath, two additional bedrooms at 18 x 13 and 19 x 12 square feet and another full family bath.

The enchanting four-room guest house/studio can yield multiple uses, including an in-law or au-pair cottage with comfortable accommodations that include a living room, kitchenette, den, one bedroom and one and a half baths. The second level is unfinished but was pre-plumbed during the original construction for future expanded occupancy. This suite also provides many handicap accessible features.

New construction definitely secures its place in today's real estate market, but estates of this caliber are rarely erected, especially at this level, and certainly not on over 11 acres of land. The purchase of this property is the opportunity of a lifetime.



Location: 60 Schoolmaster Ln.

Price: $1,895,000

Rooms: 12

Bedrooms: 5

Baths: 3 full, 1 half

Living Area: 5,050 sq. ft. (additional 2,614 in guesthouse)

Lot Size: 482,645 sq. ft. (11.08 acres)

Listing Agent: Hope McDermott Real Estate, 781-329-7361

Open House: Sunday, September 23, 12-2 p.m.


If you are a realtor or a home owner selling a home and want to be featured in an upcoming Home of the Week, please email Michele Taranto at m.taranto@aol.com.



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