Needham Homefront: Classic colonial blends tradition and updates

Tradition, comfort and classic lines marry charm and updates to define the essence of the Dutch colonial home at 44 Prince St. Set along a quintessential New England tree-lined road in the “ladder street” neighborhood of Needham, it represents the many advantages of living in a beautiful four-season setting only minutes from Needham Center.

Ned Mahoney of Keller Williams Realty is listing this three-bedroom, two-full bath home with a more than 2,000-square-foot living area for $949,000.

A lush setting of mature leafy trees, manicured shrubbery and decorative plantings establish the picturesque curb appeal of the home. A sweet address shingle hangs on the front of a vestibule fit with transom, sidelights and a French door entry. It opens to a spacious foyer, warm hardwood flooring and delicate crown molding. Natural millwork and 1920s period detailing enhance the home’s interior beauty.

The traditional living room to the right of the foyer features a stacked brick wood-burning fireplace with white mantel. As with the Dutch colonial floorplan, the living room opens to a gallery hallway and turning staircase at the back of the home. At this end, there is also a large first-floor family room that provides the perfect space for relaxing with family and friends while watching the seasons change through a bank of windows.

On the other side of the front foyer, the formal dining room showcases an elegant chair rail. Its custom-built-in china cabinet adds traditional charm while serving as a food staging area for entertaining and holiday gatherings. Both the living and dining rooms have direct access to the updated kitchen at the back of the home.

In the kitchen, floor-to-ceiling custom cherry cabinets, tiled flooring and durable counters highlight the ample amount of meal prep space. Storage is at a premium with shelving underneath the center island and a generous pantry that includes its own pull-out shelving for easy access. Stainless steel appliances include a GE Monogram refrigerator, a six-burner gas range, dishwasher and microwave.

Multiple windows admit natural light into the nearby breakfast area. A full glass-paned door provides access to the deck and adjacent patio where additional greenery creates a green screen of privacy and contributes to the tranquility of the setting.

Back inside the home, climb the back staircase to the second floor. A central landing with a closet serves as the connective area for three immaculately maintained, carpeted bedrooms. Similar in size and scope, two of these front-facing bedrooms could function as a master. The third bedroom could also double as an office. Two bedrooms include good-sized closets while the third one features a walk-in closet.

As a private finished space, the walk-out lower level could be utilized as an au pair or in-law suite. It includes customized built-in shelving, playroom, full bath with tub/shower combination and pedestal sink, utility room, storage area and new carpeting.

The home features a detached two-car garage, lawn irrigation and gas systems.

Please contact Ned Mahoney of Keller Williams Realty at 617-799-0566 or ned@nedmahoney.com for information or to schedule a showing.

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Ned Mahoney

Ned Mahoney has been in real estate in the Greater Boston area for over 25 years. He’s continually recognized as one of the leading realtors in New England and has won many awards for his top performing sales record. Ned offers integrity, professionalism, and solid strategies to provide his clients with excellent real estate services. Ned is with Keller Williams Realty. Please visit Ned’s innovative website at www.nedmahoney.com

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