Arlington Home of the Week: 78 Dow Ave.

A fluid floor plan and completely remodeled kitchen are only two of this attractive home's appealing features.

A stunning kitchen remodeling may be the initial motivation to view this magnificent colonial on Dow Ave., but once the first tour is completed, prospective homebuyers will already be imagining their furniture and belongings placement within each room. This spacious and versatile eight-room home boasts three levels of living space and an expansive floor plan that will leave fulfill residents evolving needs and leave them finding any excuse to entertain.

The open, eat-in kitchen and the neighboring family room will quickly become the most popular and utilized rooms in this house. The gourmet culinary center was updated with premier ingredients that include granite surfaces, a double oven and sink, recessed lighting, a breakfast bar and a spacious casual dining area. This space naturally spills into a fabulous 18 x 17 square foot family room with a cathedral ceiling with skylights, an indoor balcony and sliders to a deck to transfer those relaxed activities outdoors during warmer months while the 21 x 13 square foot fireplaced living room provides is the ideal surroundings when a more formal setting is needed.

The second level hosts a beautiful 15 x 11 square foot master suite with a full private bath and access to the unique indoor balcony that overlooks the family room. This floor also includes 14 x 12 and 13 x 13 square foot bedrooms and a full, family bath. The basement offers perfect accommodations for work and leisure with an 11 x 12 square foot home office that includes a separate entry and a 22 x 11 square foot playroom with a full bath and sliders that lead directly to the rear yard.

This property is located on a desirable fenced-in corner lot with a two-car garage and four off-street parking spaces within an elongated driveway. It is also a short walking distance to the Dallin School and public transportation. This lovely 25 year-old home offers location, comfort, luxury and just the right amount of flair and contemporary spirit. It is a residence that can adapt to its residents' varying needs while providing beautifully designed and decorated spaces within its walls and its picturesque outdoor landscape.

Location: 78 Dow Ave.

Price: $660,000

Rooms: 8

Bedrooms: 3

Baths: 3 full, 1 half

Living Area: 2,664 sq. ft.

Lot Size: 8.028 sq. ft. (.18 acre)

Listing Agent: Peggy Fichera, RE/MAX Leading Edge-Arlington, 781-439-5088

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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