Wellesley Home of the Week: 96 Abbott Rd.

This historic manor still flaunts many original characteristics throughout every room.

What really shines through on this grand scale period estate are the details. At every turn within the 12-rooms there are glimpses of its rich memoirs and architectural designs, such as leaded glass, ornate moldings, built-ins, archways, alcoves and exposed natural fibers. Even its structural and aesthetic exterior touches deliver an historical narration and irresistible sense of calm.

This 107 year-old colonial rests majestically on a high knoll welcoming guests with a columned entryway and inviting veranda that spreads the entire width of the home. Leaded glass, more columns and a carved staircase greet guests and again exhibits the unique building blocks that make up this spectacular property. The first floor consists of a combination of graciously-sized rooms and intimate spaces to accommodate many levels of entertaining and daily living. There is a 16 x 25 square foot living room accented with a fireplace, a vignette of bay bow windows and a lovely music alcove with two arched built-in cabinets and a 15 x 16 square foot dining room with a vintage china cabinet. The newly renovated 16 x 14 square foot eat-in gourmet kitchen and impressive 24 x 24 square foot fireplaced family room combine its resources to create a fluid, streamlined space that will certainly be the two most utilized rooms in the house. This level also includes a cozy 15 x 15 square foot library, a 16 x 8 square foot office, a 13 x 20 square foot bonus room and an inviting 12 x 15 square foot sunroom with oversized windows that drench the space with natural sunlight.

The second level includes a luxurious 15 x 21 square foot master suite with a full, private, deluxe marble bath, three additional liberal bedrooms at 15 x 13, 16 x 13 and 16 x 14 square feet, a full family bath and a laundry area.

This property is located on one of Wellesley's signature streets, surrounded by abutting wooded acreage and a personal expansive landscape that includes specimen trees and many organic touches, enchanting enhancements and scenic gardens. Inside and out, this home beautifully blends last century's elegance with today's modern style. 


Location: 96 Abbott Rd.

Price: $2,495,000

Rooms: 12

Bedrooms: 4

Baths: 2 full, 1 half

Living Area: 4,779 sq. ft.

Lot Size: 27,315 sq. ft. (.63 acre)

Listing Agent: Carol Baker, Rutledge Properties, 781-771-6750


If you are a realtor or a home owner selling a home and want to be featured in an upcoming Home of the Week, please email Michele Taranto at m.taranto@aol.com.


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