Grand. Elegant. Inviting.
536 Pleasant Street, Belmont, MA
6 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | 4687 SF | 28,249 SF Yard
Listed for $2,295,000 - Under Agreement
Steeped in History and Masterfully Restored
When they first saw The Charles Grant Winn House, c. 1841, the current owners knew this was their dream house. They have embraced its rich history and have masterfully restored and updated the 4600sf of living space and over a half acre of grounds in the heart of Belmont Center.
Amazing Space and Light
This classic Greek revival home with extraordinary light offered them ample space for their children to enjoy as well as for the entertaining of friends and family. The welcoming foyer, with its gracious staircase, has a sight-line to three interconnected rooms – the expansive fireplaced living room with gorgeous 2 over 2 windows, the bright and airy parlor and the open family room with custom built-in. Large pocket doors lead to a formal dining room with adjacent butler’s pantry. During the holidays, model trains and track looped effortlessly through all of these rooms.
Seamlessly Blending in Modern Conveniences
Seeking to incorporate modern conveniences, they hired a historic builder to design and remodel the kitchen. Now with Subzero, Wolf and Bosch appliances and gorgeous soapstone countertops, the kitchen blends in seamlessly and opens to the back veranda. A second pantry, this time a cook’s pantry, adjoins the kitchen and a full bathroom completes this floor. Further adding to the modern convenience are the 9 heating zones and 3 zones of central air conditioning.
Period details include millwork by A.H. Davenport, silvered glass door knobs, and deep moldings and trim. Three separate staircases access the second floor, leading to 6 bedrooms, an office and additional play space. This space offered them room for their children and, more recently, room to enjoy visits from children and grandchildren.
A Secluded Yard for Entertainment and Play
A true gem of this property is the 28,000+ square feet of grounds located right in the heart of Belmont center. Initially overgrown when they purchased the home, years of thoughtful landscaping and meticulous gardening has transformed the yard into a private oasis with perennial colorful blooms throughout the spring, summer and fall. A 16x16 covered veranda overlooks the expansive yard, where croquet games and gardening were regularly enjoyed. A beautifully-built, 2-car garage was added in 2013, with additional parking for 6-8 cars.
Unparalleled Combination of Privacy and Convenience
The Charles Grant Winn House has been preserved and has evolved over their ownership. It uniquely offers an unparalleled combination of privacy and convenience. Now, after 41 years, they are ready to pass on stewardship of this remarkable home and grounds.
Size: 4,687 SF
Lot Size: 28,249 SF
Roof: Asphalt Shingle, Slate, Rubber
Outdoors: Decks, Patio, Professionally Landscaped
Parking: 2 Car Attached Garage, 6-8 Driveway Parking
Heat: 9 Zones, Radiators by Oil & Electric baseboard
Cooling: 3 Zones Cooling
Hot Water: Tank, Natural Gas
Laundry: Lower Level Laundry
Year Built: 1841
Contact Carolyn Boyle
1008 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138