In the past 15 years, this charming North End cottage has been thoughtfully renovated with an eye toward period details and quality craftsmanship. The flexible single-level floor plan would suit either a growing family or a pair of professionals who need home office space.
At the rear of the narrow .1-acre lot, you'll find a sunny vegetable garden and a shaded east-facing deck that begs for casual summer barbecues.
Craftsman-style details abound throughout the 98-year-old home's interior. Handcrafted quality is evident in a custom bookcase in the living room, built-in storage units in two of the bedrooms and in the kitchen's red oak hutch with seeded glass doors.
You'll gaze upon the neighbor's front garden through a bay window while eating in the formal dining room, where the red oak floor has been inlaid with a handsome maple border.
In the rear bedroom, French doors open to the back deck and a veggie plot stocked with tomatoes, beets, rosemary and sage. The verdant yard is watered simply with a hose and portable sprinkler attachment.
Tucked just behind the one-car garage is a bike shed where two-wheeled transports can be locked up after pedaling home from a game of Frisbee at Camel's Back Park located only one mile away.
Pros: Thoughtfully renovated North End cottage with garden.
Cons: No automatic sprinklers.
Open House: Saturday, Aug. 7, 1-3 p.m.