20 Oakland St, Lexington MA 02420
|List price: $1,999,000|
Sale Price: $1,850,000 (98%)
|Property Size: 4,885 sqft|
|List Date: March 8, 2018||Lot Size: 23,958 sqft (0.55 acres)|
|Rooms: 14||Parking: 2 attached + 10 off-street|
|Bedrooms: 6||Taxes: $23,851 (2017)|
|Bathrooms: 5 Full 2 half||Grade School: Fiske ES|
|Fireplaces: 3||Middle School: Diamond MS|
|Heat/Cool: Gas 4 Zones Forced Hot Air/Central Air||High School: Lexington HS|
Modern style and classic charm define this lovingly cared for and meticulous Queen Anne style home, perfectly sited just steps to the town center within the highly desirable Merriam Hill neighborhood. The stately home is captivating with many charming details of its time period and curb appeal galore. Rows of staggered butt, rounded, and plain shingles alternate along the home’s exterior in true Queen Anne fashion. All eyes will be drawn to the curved walls accenting the angled windows of the façade gable. A charming wrap-around farmer’s porch, with Chippendale balustrades, invites you into the grand foyer where this immaculate home greets you with its feeling of expansiveness, light-filled spaces, and newly refinished hardwood floors. The foyer features a gorgeous leaded glass window and bench seat, an open staircase, crown molding, and white wainscoting.
The elegant formal living room to the right of the foyer is spacious and light-filled offering the perfect space for comfortable living and entertaining. Entertain friends and family in the exquisite formal dining room with a wood-burning fireplace, crown molding, and a merged octagonal window bay for an abundance of natural light. This is a special room where all will want to gather to share special occasions. A spacious family room features chair rail, gleaming hardwood floors, and a decorative fireplace with a stylish white mantel.
The stunning kitchen, which was newly updated in 2016, is guaranteed to inspire your inner chef with beautiful granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a tile backsplash, recessed lighting. Prepare culinary delights at the large center island with a gas cooktop. A sliding glass door leads from the kitchen’s informal dining area to the backyard and stone patio offering another great connection to the outdoors while opening the home to even more light and air. The butler’s pantry features built in shelving, a sink with a granite counter, and glass fronted cabinetry perfect for showcasing all your fine dinnerware. A mudroom off the kitchen allows for convenient access to the home’s two-car garage and side entry. The laundry room and two half bathrooms complete the first level of this spectacular home.
The second level is accessed via the beautifully crafted open staircase in the front foyer or the Jack and Jill staircase from the kitchen. The gleaming hardwood floors continue to span the home on the second level and the wide landing leads to the master suite, three family bedrooms, and a family bathroom. The master suite is spacious and full of natural light with a cozy reading nook and window seat, a walk in closet, crown molding, and a full marble bathroom. The master bathroom was newly renovated in 2016 and features dual vanities with marble counters and a marble lined shower stall with a frameless glass door. A sunny and spacious family bedroom next to the master suite features the home’s third fireplace and offers a cozy space to relax at the end of a long day. Another generously sized family bedroom offers a walk in closet and en suite bathroom with a tiled shower stall. All the family bedrooms have hardwood floors and plenty of closet space. The full family bathroom on the second level is fresh and inviting with a tiled tub and shower. More living space awaits you on the third level with two additional bedrooms and a huge, fresh adjoining full bathroom with a tub and shower stall. The larger bedroom is also perfect for use as a game room, exercise area, or whatever you may desire.
A staircase from the kitchen offers direct access to a beautifully finished suite above the garage. This lovely space is graced by triple windows and features mahogany shelving and cabinetry, a sink with a granite counter, a high end SubZero beverage and wine refrigerator, and a built in audio system. The suite has an office which could work as an additional bedroom. An adjoining full bathroom is gorgeous with a slate tile shower stall and floor.
Outdoor living and entertaining options are limitless with the wrap-around front porch and stone patio in the private, sprawling backyard. Mature trees and plantings, including the very impressive Beech tree in the front yard, offer beauty and shade.
This pristine home offers a top location in the heart of Lexington’s rich history. Enjoy a short stroll to the town center, the Cary Memorial Library, and convenient access to the Minuteman Bike Path and public transportation. Take advantage of the local shopping and dining options or enjoy the nearby track, tennis courts, swimming pool, and athletic fields. Be a part of the award winning Lexington School System. This home is a true masterpiece.
|Queen Anne Style with lots of Curb Appeal||Huge Updated Kitchen with Granite Counters and Stainless Steel Appliances (2016)|
|Impressive Beech Tree in Front Yard||Marble Master Bath (2016)|
|Prime location in Merriam Hill||Freshly Painted Interior and Newly Refinished Hardwood Floors|
|Walk to Town Center||Huge Entry Foyer with Leaded Glass Window|
|Farmer’s Porch||Stunning Suite Above Garage with Mahogany Shelving & Desktops, SubZero Beverage & Wine Refrigerator, and Built-In Audio System|
|Jack and Jill Staircase||Mudroom Off Side/Garage Entry|