Charming and updated. Those are two of the favored words that prospective vintage homebuyers look for in the purchase of an antique home. This lovely 116 year-old Victorian on Babcock Pl. eloquently fulfills both of these desirable features.
Many of its enchanting details have been preserved or enhanced to reveal its period roots, but it also displays many present-day designs and conveniences, such as a remodeled kitchen and finished third level with skylights.
An inviting front porch welcomes guests and residents and opens into a welcoming 16 x 11 square foot living room with dual floor-to-ceiling built-ins while the adjoining 12 x 12 square foot dining area provides an intimate setting for both casual and formal entertaining. The 12 x 12 square foot renovated eat-in kitchen is a bright, open space accented with beautiful cabinetry, honed granite and to pay respect to its historic ancestry, a farmer's sink. A brand new tiled half bath with wainscoting completes the first floor.
The second level hosts three bedrooms at 15 x 11, 11 x 10 and 9 x 7 square feet and a full family bath. The third story has been resourcefully finished utilizing the full footprint of this home and provides an expanded sky-lit area with a half bath that would make a fabulous guest suite, home office or a teenager's dream bedroom.
To further enhance the appeal of this lovely property, it is desirably located on a picturesque street in the highly sought-after Endicott neighborhood just a short walk to all schools, the extraordinary Endicott Estate and the commuter rail station. An historic district, a solid, classic foundation and updated home; this is one of the most successful blends of the past and present the Dedham real estate market has offered in a very long time. Don't let the opportunity pass by.
Location: 17 Babcock Pl.
Baths: 1 full, 2 half
Living Area: 1,338 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 4,518 sq. ft. (1 acre)
Listing Agent: Amy Black, Donahue Real Estate Co., 781-251-0080
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