Colo­nial re­made, real close

Boston Herald - - HOME SMART - By MIRIAM SCHWARTZ

Buy­ing a home close to city cen­ters has its ben­e­fits — an eas­ier com­mute and ac­cess to pub­lic trans­porta­tion and all the perks of an ur­ban life­style. Mean­while, a home out in the sub­urbs usu­ally gives buy­ers more bang for their buck, more square footage and the pos­si­bil­ity of a back­yard that’s big­ger than your av­er­age park­ing space. With 169 Corey St. in Bos­ton, you can en­joy ev­ery­thing city life has to of­fer with tons of space, a huge tree-lined lot and charm to spare. Ide­ally lo­cated in West Roxbury, the sin­gle-fam­ily Colo­nial un­der­went a thor­ough ren­o­va­tion in the spring of 2017. The roof, win­dows, kitchen, baths and sys­tems were all re­placed, giv­ing this 1935 home a fresh look and feel while keep­ing it full of char­ac­ter. From the white picket fence to the dark ex­te­rior shut­ters, the home’s warmth comes from these thought­ful de­tails. The orig­i­nal fire­place in the fam­ily room an­chors the sun-filled, cozy space where ev­ery­one can gather. There’s even an ad­ja­cent three-sea­son porch, the per­fect place to look out over fall fo­liage or take in a quiet sum­mer evening. The kitchen was re­done in a farm­house style, of­fer­ing gleam­ing white cab­i­netry (and lots of it) with mold­ing, mod­ern glass tile back­splash and up­graded match­ing ap­pli­ances. A for­mal din­ing room with wain­scot­ing means even more room for fam­ily din­ners and hol­i­day en­ter­tain­ing. Want to take it out­side? The at­tached deck gives you di­rect ac­cess to the nicely land­scaped back­yard. With nearly 2,100 square feet, there’s no short­age of room — or rooms — in the home. There are four be­d­rooms on the sec­ond floor, with big win­dows and ac­cess to one full and one half bath. The third floor fea­tures two bonus rooms with al­most end­less pos­si­bil­i­ties. There’s even a sec­ond full bath­room. What’s nearby? Well, ev­ery­thing. Cen­tre Street for shop­ping and restau­rants, the Chest­nut Hill Mall and shops and din­ing at The Street are just a few min­utes way, as is a Weg­man’s su­per­mar­ket. Open house hours are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun­day. The sale of the home, priced at $899,000, is be­ing han­dled by An­drea McDonough with M&K Lux­ury Sales at Cold­well Banker, 617-733-1238

MAREK BIELA PHO­TOS / BOSTONREP.COM

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