Boston MA Colonial Homes

The Colonial home is one of the most popular styles of home in the United States. The Colonial style evolved from European influences, which started in the 1600s. Many colonists emigrated from Europe and brought those influences with them. Over time the Colonial style became distinct, recognizable for its use of geometry, and different regions of the United States added their own tweaks to provide relief from the climate.

Regardless of the size of the home, Colonial-style homes share several characteristics.

  • A symmetrical, square shape
  • A central door
  • Paired chimneys
  • Medium pitched roof
  • Straight lines of windows on the first and second floor
  • Often a decorative crown above the door and flattened columns to either side of it
  • The door leads to an entryway with stairway and hall aligned along the center of the house and all rooms branch off of these

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39 Rockne Avenue, Boston, MA

MLS Number 72312308

  • Single Family
  • Bathroom 2
  • Full Bath 2
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Village Adams Village

Offered for 1st time this beautiful home in sought after Adams Village neighborhood on one way street just a short walk to Pope John Paul Park , great restaurants and many more amenities. Interior has been completely redone including Electrical. New walls, fully insulated, all new windows. Walk out finished basement w/full bath and laundry room. Kitchen/DR have open floor plan that includes moveable kitchen island (a plus when entertaining) S/S appliances, Granite counter tops, recessed lighting and sliders to lg. deck. 2nd fl includes recently renovated full bath 3 BRs each with W/I closet. Pull down stairs to insulated attic. Gleaming hardwood floors, just refinished throughout. Home is in move in condition. Painter is still working to complete exterior paint on house and fully wired shed. 2 car drwy and large fenced yard. A must see, stop by our Open House on Sunday 4/22 from Noon-2 p.m.

Listed by Maureen Connolly and Mary O'Loughlin of Maureen Connolly Real Estate

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Boston, MA
466 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA, 02215
Office: 617-670-0422

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12 Hopedale Street, Boston, MA

MLS Number 72311471

  • Single Family
  • Bathroom 2
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Year Built 1920

Welcome home to this lovely updated single family home in Lower Allston- a quaint small pocket of residential streets, close to the Hooker-Sorrento playground as well as renowned Allston Library and Ray Mallone Park. Harvard's presence in Allston includes Harvard Business School, the Harvard Innovation Lab and Harvard Athletic Facilities. The site of Harvard's Science and Engineering Complex ensures that this location will continue to be in high demand by homeowners and investors. Sun-filled first floor features large foyer, living room, dining room, pantry, half bath and updated kitchen. Second floor with four bedrooms and updated full bath. Renovated third floor with skylights. Large deck off the kitchen and private yard. Hardwood floors and Harvey replacement windows throughout. Central air and updated heating system. Newer roof. Solar panels. One block to the #66 to Harvard Square. Easy access to major routes, the Charles River, Downtown Boston, and Cambridge

Listed by Lynn Findlay and Martha Whitten Delaney of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Belmont

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Brookline, MA
1521 Beacon Street
Suite 3
Brookline MA, 02446
Office: 617-964-3300

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58 Summit Street, Boston, MA

MLS Number 72311795

  • Single Family
  • Bathroom 2
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Village Fairmount Hill

Fairmount Hill's Finest Offering. c.1835 Colonial renovated with charm,character & class.A kitchen to delight a chef!!Classically designed and totally renovated to meet today's wants and needs.Upscale appliances include viking stove, bosch stainless Refrigerator and DW, granite counters,ceramic tile floors,custom cherry cabinets & cozy window seat for that first morning coffee.Nicely painted and appointed living room and dining room with original molding and box bay windows & first of two first fl dens,ideal for reading/relaxing.The rear addition is a spacious room w/ half bath: home office,au-pair,family rm, studio.Three corner bedrooms on the second level plus a sauna inspired full bath with a soaking tub, glass enclosed shower & ceramic tile floor.The third level offers even more! Large room with built-ins, walk-in closet & space galore,a master bedroom, studio space,teenage refuge?(see attached for upgrades)Walk to commuter rail,Minutes to Blue Hills & Highway.OH Sat & Sun 12-2.

Listed by Pat Tierney and John Malone of Tierney Realty Group

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Brookline, MA
1521 Beacon Street
Suite 3
Brookline MA, 02446
Office: 617-964-3300

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29 Vermont Street, Boston, MA

MLS Number 72311889

  • Single Family
  • Bathroom 2
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Village Highland

Beautifully UPDATED...wonderful OVERSIZED LOT...fantastic LOCATION - THIS ONE HAS IT ALL! This TURN-KEY, well maintained & classically elegant home is just what you've been waiting for. You'll fall in love w/the character, charm, & modern updates throughout - gleaming hardwood floors; stunning Kitchen w/quartz counters & stainless steel appliances overlooking Deck & huge private backyard; spacious front to back Living Room featuring fireplace, crown moldings, & access to back porch; lovely Dining Room w/built-in china cabinet & bay window; 3 generous bedrooms; 2 gorgeous renovated Bathrooms; WALK-UP Attic offering expansion potential. Additional updates: windows, Nest thermostat, electric subpanel, irrigation system, driveway, shed, insulation, water heater, storm door, freshly painted. Convenient to public transportation, shopping, restaurants. Don't miss out...come take a look & see what makes this home so special! Open House - Sun 4/22 12-1:30pm. Any offers due by 5pm Tues 4/24.

Listed by Barbara Rappaport Scardino and Barbara's Fine Homes of Real Living Realty Group

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Newton, MA
837 Beacon Street
Newton Centre MA, 02459
Office: 617-964-3300

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45 Woodley Avenue, Boston, MA

MLS Number 72310911

  • Single Family
  • Bathroom 3
  • Full Bath 2
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Year Built 1984

Architecturally stunning & truly unique 5 bed, 2.5 bath colonial on side street of more expensive, new construction homes! Living room offers unparalleled two-story stone wood-burning fireplace, cathedral ceilings & skylights. Step down into the bright family room w/ bamboo floors overlooking the 8,000 sq. ft. level lot, which leads to a new composite deck and a fenced yard with mature plantings, complete w/ oversized shed/playhouse and brand new retaining wall. Kitchen features updated maple cabinets, granite countertops and breakfast bar. Large first floor bedroom and separate entrance to 2nd floor master or office offers options to accommodate all family situations. 4 bedrooms on 2nd floor, including two full baths. Direct access attached garage, finished basement and W/D (included!), ample storage and closets throughout, lead free home. 2016-2017- New Boiler, H/W heater, retaining wall & fence, deck, hardwood floors to bedrooms. Don't miss this large and well maintained home!

Listed by Seth Mitchell of Conway - West Roxbury

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Newton, MA
837 Beacon Street
Newton Centre MA, 02459
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53 Chesbrough Road, Boston, MA

MLS Number 72310969

  • Single Family
  • Bathroom 3
  • Full Bath 2
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Year Built 1915

SOLID + Spacious 4 bedroom Colonial, 2.5 bath situated on a lovely street, walking distance to commuter rail. Pretty original detail of natural gumwood, built in original glass cabinetry accented with columns. Enclosed front porch leads to foyer and adjacent living room with fireplace, sun-room/den, formal dining room with built in hutch and wainscoting, large eat in kitchen with plenty of cabinets and counter space flows out onto an enclosed porch overlooking nice size yard, single car garage. ***Rare first floor bedroom suite with full bath + large closet***, Semi finished basement with half bath, laundry and updated heating system. House has been lovingly maintained by long term owner. All offers due by Monday, April 23rd, 5pm.

Listed by Marjorie Vogt, Patsy Brennan and Ultan Connolly of Vogt Realty Group

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Newton, MA
837 Beacon Street
Newton Centre MA, 02459
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37-R Danforth Street, Boston, MA

MLS Number 72311310

  • Single Family
  • Bathroom 1
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Year Built 1910

Home sweet home! Rare opportunity for a single family home in prime JP location - a great condo alternative! Set back from the street, your first impression is the private patio - an urban oasis offering endless possibility for summer entertaining. Inside, this sunny and bright home says "welcome" from first view. A spacious living room leads into the kitchen, remodeled in 2015 to include granite & stainless in sleek, stylish design. On the first floor is also a dining room which has a closet, offering potential for in-home office, extra BR or play space for the kids. Enjoy morning coffee on the cozy, private deck off of the kitchen. Upstairs are three generously sized bedrooms and tiled bath. Tall ceilings, crown molding, wood floors & oversized windows add brightness and beauty throughout. Full basement for storage. Excellent location a few minutes walk from the Stony Brook T, and all that J.P. has to offer. OH Sat 4/21 11-2 and Sun 4/22 12 - 2.

Listed by Lauren Mello of Advocate Realty Associates

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Brookline, MA
1521 Beacon Street
Suite 3
Brookline MA, 02446
Office: 617-964-3300

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216 West 5th Street, Boston, MA

MLS Number 72310749

  • Single Family
  • Bathroom 2
  • Full Bath 2
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Year Built 1890

Turn-key single family home featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Enter into your stylish kitchen designed with cream and gray soft-close cabinetry that is coordinated with contrasting quartz and butcher block counters. Stainless appliances and built-in shelving complete the look. The living room features a gas fireplace with mantle and built-in cabinets, and has space for a dining table. Walk out through the sliding glass doors to your patio for summer entertaining. Gracing the second floor are two bedrooms and a bathroom with radiant floors and a bathtub. The huge, top-floor master suite with a skylight and planked ceilings offers a spacious closet, an adjoining sitting room, and a bathroom with radiant floors and walk-in shower. Additional features of this home include sparkling hardwoods, ductless AC, and a basement with a washer, dryer and plenty of storage space. Just a couple of blocks to shops, restaurants, buses/Red Line and everything South Boston has to offer.

Listed by The Charpentier Team and Donna Charpentier of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

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Boston, MA
466 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA, 02215
Office: 617-670-0422

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750 Beechmont Street, Boston, MA

MLS Number 72310794

  • Single Family
  • Bathroom 2
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Year Built 1960

Having only one owner since new in 1960, this spacious 3-4 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath Colonial has been lovingly cared for. Boasting beautiful hardwood floors in most of the rooms, the huge front to back living room and eat in cabinet kitchen are great for family living. There is an additional room on the 1st floor that could be a 4th bedroom, family room or home office. The 2nd floor has 3 bedrooms and a full c. tiled bath including a rarely found huge front to back master bedroom with double closets. The basement has been split up into a few rooms with vinyl flooring and a cedar closet that just need a few touches to finish them. The fully applianced kitchen is the original kitchen and could use some updating although it is fully functional and in good condition. The windows, siding and heat are approx.10 yrs old and the elec. CB panel is new. The roof is approx.15yrs old. A lovely yard features a patio. Located only a few blocks from the George Wright Golf Course. OH Sunday 4/22 12-2

Listed by Robin B. Portman of Century 21 Portman Properties

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Brookline, MA
1521 Beacon Street
Suite 3
Brookline MA, 02446
Office: 617-964-3300

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1386-88 River Street, Boston, MA

MLS Number 72310841

  • Single Family
  • Bathroom 2
  • Full Bath 2
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Village Commuterville

Charming & Spacious Village Colonial just steps to the Square & Train. Wraparound Porch welcomes you into this cherished family home. Living Room with Bay Window, 3/4 Bath, Formal Dining Room w/ Built-In, Eat-In Kitchen with Breakfast Bar & Laundry Area all on the 1st Level. + Office/Study leading to Upstairs.2nd Level has a Flexible Layout w/ 4 potential BR spaces w/ Unusually Large Closet Spaces & another Bath w/ ClawFoot tub.Potential Roof Deck sitting area. Slate Roof, Garage, & Fenced Yard are a few more of the features. Ample Off-Street Parking. Nearby StonyBrook Reservation , Park(s) & Ballfields. Short distance to Renaissance Charter. Needs a bit of TLC & updates....formerly a 2 Fam years gone by(hence the address). Stop by to see the Potential in this Large HOME. For the Shrewd & Discerning Buyer there is Value in this market. O.H. this Sunday.

Listed by Michael Hunt of Tierney Realty Group

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Brookline, MA
1521 Beacon Street
Suite 3
Brookline MA, 02446
Office: 617-964-3300

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