It just wouldn’t be fair to compare 53 Lancaster Road in Arlington to other Colonials in the neighborhood — even those rebuilt from the studs.
There’s a clear advantage to starting fresh, and this 2019 construction takes a quintessential New England look and reimagines it with modern, elevated takes on tradition. The builders managed to imbue 53 Lancaster Road with painstaking attention to detail, thoughtful craftsmanship and dozens of features that are anything but builder’s grade.
There are no afterthoughts here — from the handsome Brazilian cherry floors to the river rock tile accents in the master bath, the home, and its more than 3,400 square feet, is designed to delight.
While looks aren’t everything, there’s no shame in showing off with some curb appeal and the home doesn’t disappoint with its cheerful front door and professional landscaping. Once inside, you’re welcomed by the open living and dining space, bookended by a wall of built-ins and fireplace on one side and a decked-out kitchen on the other. Windows galore means plenty of natural light, especially in the kitchen where sliders open to a deck. The kitchen, with its oversized island and professional-grade appliances, is an entertainer’s and home chef’s dream.
A first-floor family room can be easily used as a master bedroom, allowing for one-floor living, but the master suite on the second floor is truly worthy of its moniker, if only because of its attached master bathroom with a custom double vanity, glass-walled walk-in shower and a deep soaking tub tucked under a stained glass accent window.
Sited with a flat, private yard in Arlington Heights on a side street just off Mass. Ave., the home benefits from an excellent location that’s walkable and close to public transportation, dining options and Route 2.
The sale of the home, priced at $1,399,900, is being handled by Lynne Thompson with Bowes Real Estate at 781-645-0551.