Unique properties listed across the United States make an impact on the local community. Neighbors enjoy the view, potential homebuyers strive to purchase the property and the atmosphere of the entire street is impacted by the exterior décor of these houses.
Wicked Local reports that one antique colonial at 28 South River Street in Wellesley, Massachusetts is a very special property. The house has views of the Charles River and Elm Bank from its place on a rural stretch of Route 16. While the home is barely more than a mile from Wellesley Center, the news source claims the property has a country feel due to its remote, natural scenery.
The 1874 home recently underwent a significant five-year renovation. The property is move-in ready and listed at $1,195,000. The 11-room house has been painstakingly remodeled to bring out the old-world charm hidden under wear and tear, and includes many modern practical additions.
"The owners have gone to great lengths to make the house better. The care in the detail here is the kind of work that will really last and weather over time very well," Marc Charney of Charney Real Estate, told the news source. "The owners made choices during the construction that were maybe more expensive but will serve the home well in the long run."
The home was converted from oil to gas, updated the power to 200 amps, installed radiant heating on the second and third floor of the house, added central air conditioning and invested in greater insulation. These structural additions help make the house not only a beautiful piece of property, but a home that can accommodate modern lifestyles. Radiant heating in the living areas will improve the comfort of living in an older home and increases the energy efficiency of the space.