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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27 Bournedale Road, Boston, MA
Open House

MLS Number 72349189

  • Single Family
  • Next Open House: Sat 23rd 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Parking Spaces 4
  • Year Built 1925
  • Full Bath 1

Located in the highly desirable Bourne neighborhood of Jamaica Plain, this 3 bedroom, 1 full 1 half bath Dutch colonial is set on a quiet tree-lined street just minutes from the Forest Hills train station, Arnold Arboretum, George Wright Golf Course and Franklin Park Zoo. The first floor features an updated kitchen, hardwood floors, half bath, fireplace, dining room and front to back living room with direct access to the back yard. The second floor offers three bedrooms and an updated full bath. A beautiful, well maintained fenced in yard is complete with a large private deck that's perfect for entertaining or relaxing with family or friends. The property includes a driveway and a large detached garage with parking and storage.

Listed by David J. Oliveri of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices N.E. Prime Properties

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

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73 Westchester Road, Boston, MA
Open House

MLS Number 72348770

  • Single Family
  • Next Open House: Sat 23rd 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Parking Spaces 3
  • Village Jamaica Hills
  • Year Built 1926

EXCEPTIONAL,OUTSTANDING & DISTINCTIVE describe this spacious 1926 Colonial custom home masterly handcrafted. Located 1 mile to JP center, JP Pond & steps to Arnold Arboretum. This outstanding property includes a luxurious 1224 salt water pool, fabulous deck, terraced patios, professionally designed gardens & bocce court! The gracious entryway reveals a beautiful staircase that leads to an elegant living room with a newly converted gas fireplace flanked by built-in cabinets & a custom built den that overlooks the resort like backyard. The grand dining room is detailed with a classic wood beam ceiling, custom cabinetry that open to the chef's kitchen, complete with radiant heat & a delightful screen porch. The 2nd floor offers a private 3 room master suite, 2 additional bedrooms & a 4 piece bathroom. The 3rd floor includes a private suite with an office, spacious bedroom & full bath. Lower level includes a billiard room, craft room, and workroom; all meticulously maintained.

Listed by Bunny Cecchetto of Focus Real Estate

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

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4 Wentworth Street, Boston, MA
Open House

MLS Number 72348570

  • Single Family
  • Next Open House: Sat 23rd 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Year Built 1875
  • Full Bath 2
  • Bathroom 2

Spacious single family home in emerging area of Dorchester seeking Investors, Contractors, or Savvy Homeowners willing to put in some sweat equity! This is an opportunity to revitalize a 5 bedrooms, and 2 full bathrooms Colonial style home with close to 2,000sf of living space! This home offers solid bones, and a great layout over 3 levels of living to work with. There's also a decent and easily manageable sized backyard. Don't miss your chance to build equity in one of Boston's hottest and fastest appreciating cities! First showings will be at the Open House on Saturday, June 23 from 12-1:00pm.

Listed by Christine Do of Keller Williams Realty

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

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70 Standard Street, Boston, MA

MLS Number 72348852

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 5
  • Year Built 1915
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bathroom 2

Check out this charming 4 bedroom 1.5 bath home on a quiet side street in West Lower Mills within 10 minute walking distance to the Central Avenue Trolley and 2 minute walk to bus to Ashmont station. This fabulous location is also a 4 minute ride to Lower Mills and a 3 minute ride to the Lower Neponset River trail – Both 12 minute walks if you want the exercise. This solid home features a bright living room with shining hardwood floors & a large dining room right off kitchen with built in Bookcase. Kitchen is good sized and bright with gas cooking and a nice pantry area. 1st floor also features a large bedroom with ½ bath for those who don’t want stairs. Upstairs features 3 bedrooms all with hardwood floors and a full tiled bath. A full dry basement for all of your storage needs and laundry area. Plenty of off street parking. Outside space has a low upkeep yard with plenty of space for a nice patio or deck and it has two raised bed garden areas. A great home looking for new owners.

Listed by James Mulvey and Mary Curran of Bird Dog Real Estate, LLC

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

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28 Summit Street, Boston, MA

MLS Number 72348943

  • Single Family
  • Year Built 1945
  • Full Bath 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bedrooms 5

Welcome to Fairmount Hill, one of Boston's best hidden treasures! Tucked perfectly within this incredible community is 28 Summit Street, a meticulously maintained owner occupied home ready for its next family. Updates include a thoughtfully designed kitchen extension with modern, contemporary updates, plus a finished basement and third floor (not included in listed living area), just perfect for a growing family plus guests and entertaining! Large, private fenced in yard with access off the picturesque covered porch! 2 car garage parking plus an irrigation system for the manicured yard/garden. Walkable to the commuter rail which heads straight in to South Station. You don't want to miss out on this truly special opportunity.

Listed by ResCo Homes, Amy Butterworth and Timothy Deihl of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

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

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13 Greylock Road, Boston, MA

Price$649,000

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Open House

MLS Number 72348545

  • Single Family
  • Next Open House: Thu 21st 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Parking Spaces 3
  • Year Built 1885
  • Full Bath 1

Home Seekers, Investors, Developers, Come All! Great single family home with opportunity for expansion. Located in 2F-5000 zoning area, this home has multi-family or condo development potential. Currently 3 Bedrooms and 1.5 Baths. First floor grandeur has double entry doors to a classic foyer with traditional wooden staircase. This main level has a bay front corner living room with gas fireplace and is adjacent to an oversized kitchen extended by an updated pantry. Dining room has an additional fireplace and windows on 3 sides. Upper level has 3 bedrooms plus a study and an open landing with stained glass window. Walk up attic could be perfect for additional dormered living space with city views. Rear fenced yard has southwest exposure. Walk out basement offers potential for additional living space. Hardwood flooring under the wall to wall carpet in all but 1 room. Property has ample parking for 3-4 cars. Very short walk to Griggs T stop as well as multiple shops & restaurants.

Listed by Robert Cohen and Charles Roderick of Engel & Volkers Boston

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

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180 Manthorne Road, Boston, MA
Open House

MLS Number 72347657

  • Single Family
  • Next Open House: Sat 23rd 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Parking Spaces 6
  • Year Built 1920
  • Full Bath 2

Professionally remodeled Colonial in one of West Roxbury's most sought after neighborhoods. Features 4 floors of living space, 5 bedrooms, including master suite, 4 bathrooms, and 2 car garage. The home has maintained its charming period details, while upgrading to beautiful modern amenities. First floor boasts a tastefully upgraded open kitchen with cherry cabinets, breakfast nook, granite counters and island. There is a formal dining room with a built-in hutch, a fireplace living room, and a bright sunroom. Spring 2018 updates include brick stairs and landscaping in the front yard; a patio with Trex decking in the rear. Nestled within walking distance to shops and restaurants of Centre St and Hancock Village, the commuter rail, 51 bus, Hynes Field and Joyce Kilmer School.

Listed by Craig Campagna of Compass

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

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171 Everett Street, Boston, MA
Open House

MLS Number 72347876

  • Single Family
  • Next Open House: Sat 23rd 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Parking Spaces 5
  • Year Built 1900
  • Full Bath 2

Great opportunity to own this fantastic, central location in Allston, only 10mins from Harvard Square, 7 mins walk to Boston Land train station home. This large single family home has 3 levels of living, 5 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms, parking for 5 cars. Rooms size are big, hardwood floor, crowd molding and original details. A large walk up attic is await for you to finish up to your taste. The house needs TLC for the big family or can be a great investment, a potential condo development opportunity.

Listed by The Uyen Phan of Thread Real Estate

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

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703 Washington Street, Boston, MA

MLS Number 72348512

  • Single Family
  • Year Built 1890
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bedrooms 6

HUGE Single family alert! Welcome to your large colonial conveniently located near Ashmont Station. This home is in close proximity to I-93, commuter rail,shops, restaurants, markets, beaches, parks and many other attractions Dorchester has to offer. This large home features three floors of living,6 Bedrooms,1.5 baths, newer appliances, a newer roof and hardwood floors throughout. With 2300 SF of livable space and a full unfinished basement with 7-foot ceilings there is potential for growth in the future. Walk outside to your fenced in backyard and throw a party! Summer is here and so is this beauty so don't miss it!

Listed by Jason Niles of Lamacchia Realty, Inc.

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Boston, MA
466 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA, 02215
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56 Monterey Avenue, Boston, MA

Price$409,900

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Open House

MLS Number 72348541

  • Single Family
  • Next Open House: Sun 24th 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Parking Spaces 4
  • Year Built 1950
  • Full Bath 1

City location with suburban feeling! Nice single family in desirable location with 3 bedrooms and a mud room with closet on main level. Spacious side yard with deck and a circular drive with parking for 4 or more cars. Minutes to downtown Boston and close to public transportation. First showing at Open House on SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018 FROM 2 TO 4PM.

Listed by Shawn Burgess and Barbara Burgess of Burgess Realty Group LLC

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

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