14 King Street radiates comfort and sophistication. Blurring the line between vacation lifestyle and permanent residence, this home's excellent location and unique style offer a desired standard of living and a great investment. The home is nestled in the coveted Follen Hill neighborhood, offering striking views, at the end of a private way. The street-side façade exudes the feeling of an upscale bungalow retreat which offers breathtaking views of nearby Wilson Farm to as far as the Blue Hills, 30 miles away. The property has a vacation quality as most of the windows face east towards the gorgeous New England skyline and west towards a moss covered woodland; yet, you are only a short walk from shops, restaurants, and access roads to Boston, Cambridge, and Concord.
At this location there was a shingle style cottage built circa 1912. The builder purposefully designed this new construction and renovation to pay homage to the earlier home, showcasing elite craftsmanship in the creation of the quintessentially New England "summer cottage" facades. This style, which values integration with the surrounding nature, is mirrored within each room as light pours in from the large windows, reflecting off of the walls' earthy tones. This visionary project allows you to enjoy a home with wonderful aesthetic constructed with sincere goals. It is rare to find this level of construction so tastefully executed in a prime location.
Entering through the covered front door off the custom walk way, there are significant halls through the center of the home, to the kitchen and dining room, and to the right, into the great room. As you explore the first floor, each space is livable, functional, and beautiful. The charming pendant light and sconce fixtures bring warmth and a feeling of relaxation. There are gorgeous hardwood floors on both the first and second floors of the home. The great room has windows on three sides and a gas fireplace with limestone surround and custom mantel. Passing through the great room, the dining area stands as a focal point, inviting and elegant. It offers architecturally designed details which include a built-in server, a desk with cabinets, and double-glass-doors that lead onto a stone patio; perfect for entertaining. The open kitchen has a marble island and an expansive soap-stone countertop, which boasts a farmer's sink. The views from the kitchen sink are both expansive and private. Off the kitchen is an organic slate-tiled mudroom that provides access to the yard and holds a half bath. Completing the first floor is a study with two walls of windows and a closet, which could be repurposed as a guest room depending on your family's needs.
Ascending the staircase to the second floor one notes the well made choices in the banister and baluster details. Large windows light two bedrooms with ample closets. A stunning master bedroom has ten foot ceilings, a walk-in closet, en-suite bath, and beautiful views. Completing the second floor is a laundry area and a full bath. The lower level offers a large pantry and an oversized garage. Additionally, from the spacious garage you can reach the foundation of the 1912 cottage, now used as storage space. The unique feeling of this vibrant home, perched above the New England landscape, will inspire and satisfy your heart's desires.