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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38 Edgemere Road, Boston, MA

MLS Number 72379424

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Year Built 1900
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bathroom 2

Beautifully Updated Colonial in Wonderful Location Approx 3 miles to Legacy Place or High Street Exit of I-95 ** Welcoming Foyer ** Spacious and Sunny Living Room ** Pocket Doors to Formal Dining Room with Custom Built Bar/Cabinet ** Spectacular Cabinet-Packed Kitchen ** Remodeled Powder Room ** Kitchen Leads Out to Phenomenal Deck Ready for Entertaining or Just Relaxing at Home ** All Bedrooms have Custom Container Store Closet Systems ** 3rd Bedroom Leads to Sleeping Porch ** 2nd Floor Full Bath Remodeled with Soaker Tub and Glass Tile Backsplash/Shower Accents ** Lots of Storage Throughout and in Basement ** Adorable Backyard Area ** Whole Home Stereo with BOSE Speakers ** Newer Roof, Furnace, Back Deck & Fencing ** Upgraded Plumbing & Electrical ** Central A/C ** TOO MANY UPDATES TO LIST THEM ALL ** Welcome Home ** Open Houses Saturday and Sunday 8/18 & 8/19 from 12-3pm!!!

Listed by Aimee Siers of Century 21 Commonwealth

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Castles Luxury
466 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA, 02215
Office: 800-967-3561

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101 Sycamore Street, Boston, MA
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MLS Number 72379433

  • Single Family
  • Next Open House: Thu 16th 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Year Built 1900
  • Full Bath 2
  • Bathroom 3

Majestic and beautifully bright 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath single family home just blocks from hip Roslindale Square, shops, restaurants, and the commuter rail. Enter the house through the large enclosed porch perfect for a mudroom. Open, airy and gracious living room flows into dining room and eat-in kitchen, perfect for entertaining. White kitchen, snowy granite countertops and an extra large island with seating for 3 and built-in cabinets below. Convenient half bath w/ laundry on 1st floor (washer/dryer included). Second floor includes 3 sizable bedrooms and a tastefully designed full bath. Luxurious top floor master suite with skylights, walk-in closet and custom shower that should not be missed. High ceilings and hardwood floors throughout. Some of the great 2014 upgrades include: central A/C and plumbing throughout, gas heating system with direct-vent, roof, and electrical. Private backyard patio with room for outdoor dining just off the kitche

Listed by Love Live Team, Karen Mccormack and Paula Callaghan of McCormack & Scanlan LLC

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

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9 Cook Street Court, Boston, MA

MLS Number 72379583

  • Single Family
  • Year Built 1850
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bedrooms 2

Great investment opportunity to build or renovate a rarely available detached single-family home in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Boston. This home is in need of a complete renovation/teardown. Bring your contractor and create the space you have always wanted! Being sold 'as is'. Buyer/Buyer's agent to do due diligence.

Listed by Kevin Harris of eXp Realty

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Boston, MA
466 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA, 02215
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30 BATESWELL Road, Boston, MA

Price$699,999

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MLS Number 72378196

  • Single Family
  • Next Open House: Sat 18th 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Year Built 1925
  • Full Bath 2

1st showing will be at the open house on sat 8/18 & sun 8/19 12-2. With almost 30yrs of ownership, this meticulously maintained colonial features 4 generously sized bedrooms, 2 full bths and 1 amazingly updated kitchen. This will lead you directly out to a private oasis with an above ground pool and plenty of outdoor room to entertain. Totaling over 2000sqft of space,you will be getting a home built for a growing family possible inlaw space downstairs w its own private bath. Each room has a lrge closet and plenty of storage throughgout. Also consists of an enclosed porch which is perfect for those winter months to kick off your boots. This property is just around the corner from the carruth st victorians, 5 minute walk to ashmont train. You could literally walk to adams corner w all nightlife and resturants, like landmark, the industry, erie pub. Pope john park is a 3 min drive. This location is only going to increase in value, its the last hidden gem of boston

Listed by Stephen M. Flaherty of Executive Realty

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Boston, MA
466 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA, 02215
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225 Foster Street, Boston, MA

MLS Number 72378242

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 4
  • Year Built 1890
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bathroom 1

OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY 8/18 FROM 12NOON TIL 3PM - NEW TO MARKET ! CALLING ALL CONTRACTORS, INVESTORS AND/OR DEVELOPERS !! Check out this spacious turn-of-the-last-Century Colonial style dwelling centrally located in the heart of Brighton and within walking distance to Boston College. Located on a cross street between Commonwealth Ave and Washington Street and close to Jackson Square and many other area amenities. The home has 3 floors of ample living space and is in need of renovation. Many possibilities to renovate to single family residence or possible multi family use (Please refer to City of Boston Building Department for allowed uses). THE SELLER IS ENCOURAGING ANY AND ALL OFFERS TO BE PRESENTED TO THE LISTING BROKER. Deadline to present offers will be on or before TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2018 @ 5PM. Home being sold in AS IS-AS SEEN" condition.

Listed by Brian S. McCarthy of McCarthy & Gratta RE

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Castles Luxury
466 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA, 02215
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174 Leyden Street, Boston, MA
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MLS Number 72377895

  • Single Family
  • Next Open House: Sat 18th 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Village Orient Heights
  • Year Built 1900
  • Full Bath 2

This magnificent home, in the super commuter friendly Orient Heights neighborhood, was completely renovated in 2015. Highlights include new energy efficient utilities, electrical, plumbing, central air & beautiful hardwood throughout. All Massport windows. Security system with outdoor sensor lights. 1st fl offers a full BA, liv rm, open dining/kitchen, which boast all new SS and corian. Sliding door off kitchen leading to your own hidden backyard oasis with a gorgeous 12x20 in-deck pool. 2nd fl features 3 nice sized BR's & another full BA with a double sink. Hearing impaired smoke/carbons throughout. Each room is wired for HDMI & internet access. 2nd BR is wired for surround sound complete with a bluetooth light/speaker. Bonus room on 3rd fl. Mins to Constitution Beach, shops, restaurants, Blue Line T, Logan, plus easy access to all major hwys. Subject to seller finding suitable housing, seller is actively looking. Being sold "as is". Come see why East Boston is such a hotspot!

Listed by Richard Harkins of EWK Realty

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Boston, MA
466 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA, 02215
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75 Church Street, Boston, MA
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MLS Number 72377472

  • Single Family
  • Next Open House: Sun 19th 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Year Built 1900
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bathroom 2

Charming city oasis! Enjoy country farm-house living with estate sized yard right in the city. The gardens will just take your breath away! This single family has an extra parcel of land. The 2,322 square foot home overlooks the beautiful lush gardens with separate potting shed. The first floor offers an eat in kitchen, dinning room, half bath and spacious living room. The four bedrooms and full bath are located in the second floor. This home has a large walk out basement with a loads of storage and potential. The home has central air, new windows and siding and the furnace and hot water systems were recently replaced. This arts and crafts style home has interesting details throughout and many surprises to explore. The home has two mud rooms and could be a perfect setting for people with pets. This is a little zen sanctuary in Glovers Corner, adjacent to Jone Hill, Savin Hill and Meeting House Hill. Make this city oasis your own private retreat.

Listed by James Silva and Kenneth Osherow of At Home Real Estate Group, Inc

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6 French Street, Boston, MA

Price$319,000

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MLS Number 72376867

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Year Built 1965
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bathroom 2

Desirable colonial with finished basement. Buyer and Buyer's agent do due diligence. Easy to show! Sold as is , no representation. Final water reading and smoke inspection responsibility of buyer and buyer's agent .

Listed by Kimberly Dowling of Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC

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Boston, MA
466 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA, 02215
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18 Basto Terrace, Boston, MA

MLS Number 72376258

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Year Built 1910
  • Full Bath 2
  • Bathroom 3

Privately tucked on a dead end street at the base of Peters Hill sits this 4-5 bedroom well maintained colonial. In the heart of Roslindale only a 1/4 mile to trendy Roslindale village, commuter rail, parks, shops, restaurants, and famed Arnold arboretum. 3 levels of living offer lots of flexibility and a great flow. Sunny entry welcomes you into a 1st floor with open living room to dining room, large span kitchen, half bath and 1st floor laundry off the mudroom. 3 beds and full bath on the second floor including double closets in master with a walk in. 3rd level has a 4th bed and potential 5th bed or bonus room, both adjoined to a full bath. Peaceful backyard with deck, patio and plantings is perfect for relaxing and entertaining guests. Recent system updates include heating system, roof, electrical, windows. Exterior freshly painted this year. Gas heat and cooking. Off street driveway parking and on street permit parking. Excellent combination of house and location.

Listed by Jon Lawless of Vault Properties

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466 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA, 02215
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98 Sprague Street, Boston, MA

MLS Number 72376521

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 6
  • Year Built 1900
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bathroom 2

Charming 1900 Readville property with front and rear driveway. Enjoy the comforts of the suburbs while still being in Boston city limits. This single family home with a comfortable 1057 sqft offers a private rd in back leading to additional 4 off street parking spots. Pond view with deeded rights to well-stocked Sprague Pond. Good size storage shed with a wide door for multiple motorcycle parking. Brand new floors in Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen with lots of space for the entertainer or the homebody looking to enjoy a place of their own. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, upstairs all with new carpeting. Minutes from 2 commuter rail lines which can deliver you in town Boston in minutes as well as a bus line to subway. Easy access to highways and Boston. Commuter Dream!

Listed by Dana Kokoska of Grace Rose Realty, LLC

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