4 eliot road
4 on the second level & 2 on the third level
4 full bathrooms & 2 half bathrooms
approx. 5500 sf
estimated completion: september 2018!
Proudly presenting a refreshing take on a landmark property in desirable Munroe Hill, adjacent to the historic Lexington Center!
One of the most respected and established construction firms in the Boston area, specializing in sensible yet stunning restoration work, has carefully created this masterpiece of a home. By preserving the best of the original character when possible, and adding or rebuilding when needed, 4 Eliot Road truly offers the best of both worlds and what today's sophisticated buyers are seeking.
Well situated on a spacious and stunning 24,000sf private lot, this shingle style estate gives a nod to the popular Queen Anne influences of the time by maintaining the classic and visually appealing exterior.
The asymmetry of the roof lines, the varied window sizes and shapes, and the welcoming front porch add to the allure. The windows, roof, copper flashing and exterior paint are all brand new, as is all of the landscaping, including hardscape and softscape. Locally sourced field stone, Bluestone and brick enhance the exterior, and the expansive sod lawn is ready for a pool or sports court. The rear of the home features one of the favorite and valued spots of any homeowner - the private and expansive custom patio. Expertly created, it features a built-in natural gas fire pit and outdoor kitchen, complete with a hard-line gas Lyon grill and beverage fridge for entertaining with ease.
The best details were re-created or preserved when possible. These include casings and millwork that are exquisite and custom milled to look authentic, and the one-of-a-kind fireplaces were preserved. The kitchen is the heart of every home, and this one has been professionally designed to not only please every chef, but to also complement the character of this home. The focal point is undoubtedly the Cornufe range, and the Sub-Zero integrated fridge and the Bosch dishwater are impressive as well. The lighting fixtures, tile, and counters were carefully chosen to complete this amazing picture.
The kitchen is open to the breakfast area and family room beyond, intended for casual everyday family use. The family room has a retrofitted gas fireplace (original mantle preserved) and a lovely bump out bay to let the natural light inside. A private office features another bay window "turret", and this space could certainly be used as a living room, playroom, "lounge”, or whatever is most useful for the new owners. A formal dining room flanks the stunning foyer, as does the unique secondary foyer which leads to the stairway and powder room. There is something so unique and enticing when the stairway is not the first thing that greets you as you walk in the front door - we are seeing this brought back in today's architecture and it's highly valued.
This estate provides a practical and useful layout. The brand-new mudroom with custom built-ins connects to the new 3 car heated garage with carriage style doors, and it also has access to the lower level.
The beautiful and original turned staircase leads you to the second and third levels. 4 bedrooms, including the master suite, encompass the second floor. The 22 x 15 master enjoys another bay window, gas fireplace with original Delft tile surround, walk-in closet and stunning new lavish Carrara Marble bathroom with radiant heating. two bedrooms share an ideal "Jack and Jill" layout with double vanity. An additional brand-new bath, also with custom tile and double vanity, services the fourth bedroom on this level. A laundry room rounds out this floor.
Continuing up the stairway, you will find more amazing living space on the third level. We simply love the options here! An upper family room is flanked by two additional bedrooms and another stunning bathroom (wait until you see the stylish and eye-catching tile here!) This private "away" space is ideal for guests, extended family, nanny or lucky teenagers. The natural light and spacious rooms are just amazing!
Lower Level | Utilities
Even more flexible, beautiful space is ready to be enjoyed in the lower level. Currently configured as a media room, there is plenty of room to also create a home gym, wine cellar, craft room etc. A half bath and secondary laundry room again nod to the practical yet clever features and design elements to be found throughout 4 Eliot Road.
A utility room has its own door to the exterior, allowing easy, secure access for service providers. This houses the top-of-the-line Lochinvar six zone gas heating system. This home also features central air throughout, central vacuum, Cat 6 wiring with Hub WAPS, exterior sprinklers with separate meter, and so much more.
Just minutes to historic Lexington Center with trendy restaurants, coffee shops and even a small movie theater, Munroe Hill has its own storied history. Per Lexington's Historic Survey:
"Easy railroad access to Boston, as well as the clean air and pleasant scenery afforded by its hillside location made Munroe Hill (or the Mt. Vernon District as it was initially known) one of Lexington's most fashionable neighborhoods in the late 19th and early 20th century. Today, this elevated area west of Massachusetts Avenue retains its narrow, curving roads and approximately two dozen substantial homes dating to the late 19th and early 20th century on Percy Road, Bennington Road, Eliot Road, Pelham Road, Warren Street and Washington Street. Several impressive architectural designs have been added to the mix in recent years and manage to fit well in the context of the older residences."
Even the neighborhood is the perfect blend of "old and new" in our opinion. Access to Cambridge and beyond is a breeze with nearby Rt 2, Rt 95, and the start of the redline at Alewife station. Locals will tell you that Wilson Farm is an iconic and amazing local farm and market, which is just a moment away. Hop on the nearby Minuteman Bikeway for access to Cambridge or head west to the farms of Concord and Carlisle, not to mention Bedford Farms Ice Cream for a delicious treat.
With a mid-September completion date in mind, the finishing touches are still being put in place for this landmark residence. Do not miss your chance move right into a home that has been carefully restored, rebuilt and designed for today's lifestyle by some of the best in the industry, in one of Greater Boston's hottest towns with some of the TOP schools in the entire state. Need we say more? It's all here!