Needham Home of the Week: 170 Whitman Rd.
This enchanting waterfront property overlooking the banks of the Charles River offers a wonderfully private sanctuary.
This enchanting waterfront retreat on a lush one acre of private land can easily be enjoyed from its three-tiered deck, but its fabrication was so resourcefully designed, those scenic views engage its residents from virtually every room in the house. An abundance of oversized, decorative and clusters of windows, French doors and elevated ceilings all contribute to this outdoor introduction as well as drenching the home with streams of natural sunlight throughout all four seasons of the year. These features also blend perfectly with the almost rustic edge of this property combining its sense of elegance with a country estate.
Five rooms make up the first floor beginning with a 13 x 24 square foot living room with a beamed ceiling and fireplace and a 13 x 15 square foot formal dining area, the perfect setting for holiday gatherings. The 13 x 15 square foot eat-in updated kitchen exemplifies this home's eclectic design with a hospitable, rural setting based on its successful recipe of features that include stained and painted cabinetry, a butler's pantry, open shelving, a wet bar and a lovely, casual dining area. The 13 x 24 square foot family room and 26 x 11 square foot two-story library base their designs on natural fibers with the family room presenting a beamed ceiling, fireplace and decorative moldings and the library boasting a wall of custom built-ins.
The second level offers four generously-sized bedrooms: a luxurious 17 x 23 square foot master suite and three additional bedrooms at 13 x 12, 11 x 11 and 15 x 14 square feet. An inviting 13 x 11 square foot loft provides a charming bonus space on this floor. A fifth bedroom and full bath are located on the walk-out basement as well as a magnificent 25 x 20 square foot play/exercise room with a built-in entertainment center.
This private retreat is truly a four-season stay-cation home with numerous leisure and recreational opportunities within its four walls and outdoors where canoeing, kayaking, skating and more can be enjoyed on the scenic Charles River. Even if its residents do travel, look what they have to come home to.
Location: 170 Whitman Rd.
Baths: 4 full, 1 half
Living Area: 4,922 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 43,560 sq. ft. (1.00 acre)
Listing Agent: Laura Schindler, Century 21 Commonwealth, 617-921-2920
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