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Concord Home of the Week: 53 Monument St.

Former 19th century private school and historic Victorian originally surveyed by Henry David Thoreau now available for new fortunate owners.

This completely renovated 162 year-old Victorian owns a noteworthy piece of Concord history. In fact, this spectacular home was not even initially designed as a residence, but was once a private school in the mid 1800's and was originally surveyed by Henry David Thoreau. Today, this exclusive estate now offers its owners a personal oasis with many period architectural details and sustainable quality craftsmanship.

This spacious tri-level, 10-room home still offers glimpses of its rich era, but many upgrades and conscious renovations have also been applied that do a great job of complimenting not overpowering its momentous roots. The elegant main floor features warm birch floors with mahogany moldings and floor-to-ceiling windows drench the formal rooms and chef's kitchen with natural sunlight. The 19 x 21 square foot living room also provides a piano alcove and recessed lighting and the 16 x 14 square foot dining room displays stained-glass details and French doors that open into a Zen garden. Reconstructed Rumford fireplaces are prominently displayed as focal points in both the living and dining rooms and a gas fireplace softly separates the 10 x 16 square foot family/media room from the kitchen space creating a seamless, open floor plan for families and entertaining. The 18 x 18 square foot kitchen boasts many premier culinary accessories, including a maple cabinets, rare granite countertops, sub-zero refrigerator, a Gaggenau cooktop, a Fisher Paykel dishwasher and a center island with bonus seating.

The second level offers three bedrooms at 12 x 13, 12 x 10 (with a dressing room) and 9 x 10 square feet, a full bath with an oversized Whirlpool tub and an 18 x 18 square foot luxury master suite with built-in custom closets, a walk-in closet and a full private bath with a double marble sink, state-of-the-art glass block shower and radiant heat. The third floor houses an impressive 16 x 32 square foot studio with a salvaged sink, office nook, wall-to-wall carpeting and plenty of open storage space.

This lovely Victorian is nestled within a lush lot of mature and flourishing gardens with a stone wall and many granite and mineral accents that reflect is historical narrative and although this property is located in the bustling center of town, residents will feel as if they have been transported through time to a tranquil retreat.

Location: 53 Monument St.
Price: $1,850,000
Rooms: 10
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 2 full, 1 half
Living Area: 3,870 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 10,890 sq. ft.
Listing Agent: Carrie Hines, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Concord, 978-505-1678

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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