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Winchester Home of the Week: 202 Ridge St.

This beautiful antique colonial offers many structural advantages, including two in-law apartments and an office with a separate entry.

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This circa 1820 antique colonial is one of Winchester's classic gems. Locally known as the Ezekiel Johnson House, this unique one-of-a-kind property boasts all the charm and character of its era with original wide pine flooring, traditional architectural details and a timeless decor that transcends generations. It also offers supplemental pellet stove heating resources in two areas to offset heating costs and add a warm period ambiance to both settings.

A beautiful and welcoming enclosed front porch that stretches the width of the house provides the perfect introduction to this comfortable home. From this preamble, residents have many options to entertain guests in the 18 x 15 square foot living room or the cozy 20 x 15 square foot dining area that includes dual warming components with a wood pellet stove and natural sunlight from a set of French doors. The 17 x 11 square foot family room and 19 x 15 square foot eat-in kitchen offer more relaxed options, especially in the rustic kitchen that displays layers of rich wood in the exposed ceiling beams and cabinetry. This floor also boasts a picturesque 28 x 10 square foot sunroom that provides spectacular views of the scenic landscape, an office with a convenient separate entrance and an in-law apartment that enhances its living quarters for single-floor accommodations or the option of a guest suite.

A second in-law apartment is available on the second level as well as three bedrooms at 18 x 15 square feet. The full footprint of this home is well utilized with a fourth 19 x 15 square foot bedroom on the third story

In addition to its impressive 3,654 square feet of living space, this lovely home is also nestled within a generous plot of nearly an acre of private, flourishing grounds. This substantial landscape is only a portion of its value-added amenities which also include its liberal interior dimensions, adaptable floor plan and flexible blueprint. This property has been well preserved present the best facets of its past and beautifully enhanced to cater to the needs and preferences of today's busy families. As history does have a way of repeating itself, it will surely continue to be an asset for its next owners and generations of future Winchester residents.

Location: 202 Ridge St.

Price: $829,000

Rooms: 12

Bedrooms: 5

Baths: 3 full

Living Area: 3,654 sq. ft.

Lot Size: 39,246 sq. ft. (.9 acre)

Listing Agent: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Winchester, 781-729-7290

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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