When the current owners of this c.1898 Colonial Revival/Queen Anne -style home saw this house in 2009 they knew it was going to be their home. The house was in need of updating, but they saw the beauty within and they loved the Southborough Village location. The front porch and other well-preserved original details like the Douglas Fir floors that greet guests at the front door, beautiful French Doors to dining and living rooms, a dramatic front staircase, and a back staircase in the kitchen gave them a glimpse into the home's past grandeur. Over the years they completed a series of renovations and updates that transformed this house into a 21st Century home offering central air conditioning, a stunning designer designed contemporary kitchen update, master bathroom addition, construction of two walk-in closets, and cosmetic and capital improvements galore.
“Contemporary updates and classic charm greet you at every corner."”
The owner is an avid baker and cook, so the kitchen renovation spared no expense and took no shortcuts. There’s endless storage and tons of counter space. The exquisite countertops are Fantasy Brown granite , the Executive Cabinetry cabinets are painted Maple. There's two piece crown molding, under counter lighting with a light rail, and Restoration Hardware light fixtures are simultaneously classic and contemporary. The eat-in area adjacent to the kitchen offers wine storage and pantry cabinets, and Yale Lighting pendant lights hang from the vaulted ceiling. The new skylights, picture windows and French doors to the deck offer streaming sunlight and views to the backyard.
On the Main Floor you will find a formal Dining Room with a classic chandelier. On warm evenings, imagine hosting dinner parties where you'll greet guests with cocktails on the front porch and then move inside for dinner. Adjacent to the Dining Room is a Sitting Room with fireplace which makes a lovely office, library, music room, or convenient playroom. The Living Room is ideal for movie nights together.
Upstairs, is convenient laundry area with custom barn doors. An updated full bathroom is shared by two of the bedrooms. One bedroom has carpet and access to the huge attic that is great for storage. The other bedroom has pine floors and a walk-in closet. The Master Suite offers a a truly custom walk-in closet, a magnificent bathroom features rainfall shower system, and Restoration Hardware Cabinetry and Lighting.
Outside, stunning perennial plantings abound. The owner says that the gardens were so well planned by the previous owner that starting in Spring, it seems like something new is always popping up. It begins with a barrage of tulips in late-March, early- April, and new colors and flowers replace them as they fade. Hydrangea, Lilac, and Rhododendron offer a flurry of color. There is even a raised vegetable garden for those that have a green thumb.
Raising chickens has been a fun family activity for the owners. They love the great tasting fresh eggs, chemical free pest control, bug and weed control, and the fun and friendly personality of their pet chickens (yes, you read that right). This chicken coop even has electricity!
The Location Located in quaint Southborough Village, this home is convenient to the public library, the local Market, barbershop , pizza shop, Southborough Village Preschool, one of the public elementary schools, two prestigious private schools, and the local cafe. It’s just minutes to Route 9, the Massachusetts Turnpike, 495, and the Southborough MBTA Commuter Rail station for easy commuting to Boston and Worcester.