Large Italianate brick home ideal for family living in Charlestown

Wayne Braverman
Link Boston Homes
The living room has a fireplace enriched with a marble surround and mantel. This room has plenty of built-in shelves for books and knickknacks.

Charlestown is one of the best family neighborhoods in Boston. It’s an area of the city that parallels the qualities of a suburban town. There are parks, schools, lots of community activities and plenty of places to shop and eat out. Adding to the appeal is the ocean-side locale.

Houses generally sell fast in this historic neighborhood. Currently on the market is a great home, loaded with space and located on a quiet one-way street - a block away from Monument Square.

A sunny Italianate brick single family home at 12 Cedar St. accentuate 2,920 square feet of comfortable living space.

A sunny, Italianate brick single family home with grand size – 2,920 square feet of comfortable living space sprawled over four levels showcasing four bedrooms, two full bathrooms and two half baths at 12 Cedar St. – is a rare find.

Nancy Roth of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty is offering this gem for $2,249,000.

Originally built a year after the Civil War in 1866, you can feel the historic vibes as you admire the tasteful period detailing and appreciate the recent revisions throughout this home.

Upon entering the large foyer through the front door, you’ll be greeted by beautiful hardwood flooring and be drawn to the stately grandeur and character of how high up this house goes.

Walking along on this main level, you will happily discover the elegant living and dining room parlors, each with fireplaces enhanced with marble surrounds and mantels.

The living room has plenty of built-in shelves for books and collectibles. The dining room shines with a chandelier and two large windows.

In between the living room and dining room is the butler’s pantry – wet bar, which has a handy Uline beverage refrigerator along with plenty of cabinets.

In between the living room and dining room parlors is a butler’s pantry – wet bar, which has two handy Uline beverage refrigerators, making entertaining easy.

Conveniently placed are the first of the two powder rooms and a large closet.

On the second floor is a front-to-back suite.

The nicely-sized primary bedroom has two large closets and two windows overlooking the back yard.

You’ll be able to enjoy a great night of sleep in the nicely-sized primary bedroom. The two windows overlook the back yard. There’s plenty of storage space with two big closets, ready for an abundance of clothes, footwears and accessories.

The luxurious full bathroom was renovated in 2018. This spacious area has a long, glass-enclosed walk-in shower and a lengthy, marble-topped double vanity.

The library-parlor is a gracious room with a marble-mantel fireplace along with a bay window, complete with a bench seat. Adding to the charm of this room are plenty of custom built-in bookshelves and soaring ceilings.

On the front side is a stately library-parlor with another marble-mantel fireplace. This gracious room has a bay window alcove, complete with a lovely fitted bench seat. Adding to the charm are plenty of custom built-in bookshelves and a soaring ceiling. This room could easily be converted into another bedroom if needed.

On the top floor are two more large bedrooms. The front-facing bedroom has two large closets. Ensconced between these two boudoirs is a spacious bathroom with a tub-shower and single vanity.

Another flight of stairs up leads to the roof. This could be an ideal place for a roof deck. Getting the city’s approval for one is doable – plans were drawn up and approved for one, but were never executed.

The spacious chef’s kitchen features Thermador appliances, quartz countertops, a walk-in pantry, a banquette dining area and exposed brick.

Getting hungry? No problem. The kitchen is on the lower level. This spacious culinary space features Thermador appliances, quartz countertops and a walk-in pantry. A banquette sits in one corner juxtaposed an exposed brick wall, creating a comfortable eating area. There is plenty of room to add a center island/breakfast bar. A new heating system was installed in the kitchen last year.

A sunny, enclosed outdoor oasis contains lush green pet-child-safe turf and a barbecue area.

Also sharing space on this floor is a petite play area, a powder room and a large laundry/storage area where there is more than enough space for a side-by-side washer and dryer. The brick and stone in this area were sealed and painted earlier this year.

More living space abounds. An egress in the kitchen opens to a bright and sunny, enclosed outdoor oasis. The lush green and pet-child-safe turf was installed in 2018. A band of bricks define the barbecue area and a decorative fence delineates a garden near the tree.

Other recent improvements include a fresh coat of paint on the front of the home and exterior trim plus rear window replacements on the lower three levels.

This home is heated with a gas-fired forced hot water Burnham boiler; the central air conditioning is via a Unico air handler.

This home sits in the midst of the vibrant and diverse neighborhood. In addition to being a block away from Monument Square where the Bunker Hill Monument stands along with its nearby Museum, it’s also within walking distance to the Charlestown Navy Yard which houses the USS Constitution – “Old Ironside,” the USS Cassin Young and the USS Constitution Museum. Within the Navy Yard is The Anchor, which hosts a plethora or fun, seasonal activities for people of all ages. Have a boat? The Charlestown Marina is also within easy reach.

The Charlestown Community Center, the Charlestown YMCA and the Charlestown Branch Library are also nearby, offering a variety of programming for all ages.

The area is dotted with shops and eateries, including the Warren Tavern – the oldest tavern in Massachusetts and one of the most historic watering holes in America. The closest grocery store is Whole Foods Market.

Charlestown is part of the very popular Boston Harborwalk, which connects 43 miles of Boston’s coastline neighborhoods.

Neighboring Charlestown is the famed North End, highlighting its historic sites and fabulous Italian restaurants. And for Bruins and Celtic fans, the TD Garden can be easily reached.

Charlestown has a plethora of BlueBike stations and for those who want to travel by car, Route 93 is accessible.

This dining room has plenty of space and includes a chandelier and a fireplace with a marble surround and mantel.

DETAILS:

Address: 12 Cedar St., Charlestown

BR/BA: Four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, two half baths

Year built: 1866

Size: 2,920 square feet

Levels: Four

Price: $2,249,000

Taxes: $16,517.50 (Tax Year 2022)

Features: The main level features elegant living and dining room parlors with marble mantel fireplaces, custom built-in bookshelves and soaring ceilings connected by a butler’s pantry/wet bar. The lower level includes the Chef’s kitchen with Thermador appliances, quartz countertops, walk-in pantry, banquette dining area, exposed brick, and direct egress to the bright, enclosed outdoor patio oasis with turf yard; a petite play space, half bath and large storage/laundry room. The second level consists of a serene primary bedroom, luxurious bath with a marble topped double vanity and large glass enclosed shower, and a fireplaced library/parlor with a bay windowed bench seat. Two generous bedrooms and a full bathroom complete the top level.

Close by: A short five-minute walk to the famed Monument Square; within walking distance to the Charlestown Navy Yard, the USS Constitution/Museum and the Charlestown Marina; plenty of fine restaurants and stores, including Whole Foods Market and 7-Eleven; the Charlestown Community Center and Paul Revere Park

Contact: Nancy Roth, Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

Phone: 617-429-6396

Email: Nancy.Roth@GibsonSIR.com

Website: https://www.12cedarst.com