Address: 418 Duke Street
Neighborhood: Old Town
Circa 1852, this distinguished Old Town residence epitomizes the synergy of the historic charm of yesteryear with the modern conveniences of today. Wonderful high ceilings, generously proportioned rooms, tall light-filled windows, exquisite millwork and original heart of pine floors add special touches of character.
As you enter through the handsome vestibule and original front door, the beautiful entrance hall greets you, boasting airy ceilings, a wide window, and a notable staircase. Large-scale entertaining and family gatherings will be hosted in the spectacular living room with 11-foot-8-inch high ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, a Czechoslovakian crystal chandelier and built-in bookshelves. The main hallway guides you to the inviting side entrance foyer with statuary marble flooring, which leads to a cozy office and powder room. The regal dining room with a stately fireplace can fit a sizable table for sharing meals and celebrating special occasions. The bright kitchen is equipped with abundant cabinetry, ample preparation space, and a lovely adjoining breakfast nook plus a door to the patio for al fresco dining.
The staircase to the second floor is truly grand. The master suite features a fireplace, original floors, custom millwork, beautiful tall windows and wide doors. A separate dressing room offers multiple closets and custom cabinetry for folded items. Every inch of the gorgeous master bath is clad in marble, a custom cabinet for incidentals and a large marble shower with a seamless glass door. Windows line the hallway leading from one room to another. The center room is a bedroom, library or TV room, offering a gas fireplace, storage closet and great old floors. Another renovated bath adjoins the center room. A back bedroom with windows on three sides is spacious with closets and open shelves. Two light-filled guest rooms and a full bath are found on the top floor. A reading nook on the top floor landing is a perfect place to finish that last chapter of your book.
The expansive lower level is a wonderful casual area or an ideal workspace featuring handsome moldings, a full bath, custom built-ins and two desks. There is additional storage in the lower level including many closets and access to the pergola-covered breezeway leading to the lovely patio. Superior corner location on one of the most beautiful blocks in Old Town.
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