At the edge of Whitney Hill, where the serenity of nature meets the energy of Victory Field, sits 90 Marion Road, an oasis in the woods. A brilliant blend of past and present, this stately and historic c.1898 shingled Dutch Gambrel merged with a sophisticated eye in contemporary design to create this very special home.
When they bought the house in 2004, they immediately set out to breath new life into what was a tired, but noble structure. Working with architects, they evaluated the site and quickly assessed that the house’s various exposures could offer multiple experiences, both indoors and out. Rooms facing the northeast get the warm sunrise and expansive views, while the southwest side provides the sounds of nature, and private, more intimate setting.
With visionary design, creating seamless transitions between old and new, they reinvented this home, bringing in their own brand, focused on family gathering space for cooking, eating, gardening, entertaining, while also providing quiet and private spaces for reading, relaxing, and watching movies. The result is a home that exudes warmth, comfort and the joy it’s owners have experienced in their years at 90 Marion. $1,100,000. This home is SOLD.
- 2614 sq. ft. single family home
- c. 1898 Shingle Gambrel
- 4 Bedrooms | 3 full bathrooms | 2 half bathrooms
- 7841 sq. ft. lot
- 1 Car garage + paved driveway with 3 spaces
- Fenced yard with bluestone patio, stone walls
- Perennial gardens, flowerings trees, raised beds planted w/vegetables and herbs, bunny/hen hutch
- Wood stove in family room + fireplace in living/dining room
- 4 Zones FHW radiators (1st floor has sleek Swiss Runtal radiators)
- Radiant heated floors in 2nd floor bathrooms
- Whole house fan on 2nd floor
- 200 Amp electrical
- 2005 Roof (asphalt shingle, rubber)
- FY18 Taxes = $11,290.55 (does not include FY18 residential exemption of $1820.)
Kitchen, Breakfast Room & Family Room
The open working kitchen is any chef’s dream, with extensive surfaces in butcher block and Vermont soapstone, pro-grade appliances and direct access to the garden, where raised vegetable and herb beds await your clippers. A Danish design, Morso wood stove adds to warmth and cozy-factor of open family room with built-in bookshelves, cabinets and homework/computer station.
In the living/dining room, you’ll find that even the most formal space, has the comfort and warmth that permeates this home. A large room with gleaming wood floors, beautifully detailed fireplace on one end, and a sunny (or sometimes cloudy!) bay window on the other, provides the opportunity to create two spaces, for living and dining.
The 2nd floor Master suite has a dramatic modern bath with spectacular skylit tiled shower, a spacious walk-in closet with W/D, and a seated bay window. Two other bedrooms and another beautifully designed bathroom complete this level. The finished third level provides a 4th bedroom, with a half bathroom, and extra spaces for yoga, meditation, creating art, and curling up with a good book… or Netflix.
Welcome to your own private screening room! With a brand new full bathroom around the corner, this finished recreation space is great for watching movies, working out, or home office. Abundant storage is available in adjacent unfinished area. A zoned hot water heating system allows for great efficiency and temperature control, along with radiant heat in 2nd floor bathrooms, and a whole house fan which provides instant relief when the mercury rises! A 2009 tankless, on-demand water heater was installed for added efficiency.
Landscape architect owner masterfully designed gardens and outdoor space, abundant with trees, perennials, and native material, all placed with precision and designed to offer a joyful experience through all four seasons. A row of raised beds were recently supplemented with new material to yield a summer bounty. Elegant stone walls flank the bluestone patio, all set to the backdrop of nature, and ivy covered wall of the one car garage.
Known for it’s tight knit community, Marion Road is a close jaunt to Watertown Square, and the conveniences of Starbucks, Dunkin’, CVS, the 71 bus to Harvard Square, and the express bus to Boston. Quite literally a hop skip and jump to the extensive recreation facilities at Victory Field – the home of Watertown sports – with football field, running track, tennis courts, basketball court, and playground. And for a slower pace, the dog-friendly walking trails of Whitney Woods are just outside the door.
Watertown foodies delight, because you don’t have to travel far to find outstanding artisanal coffee, nuts, baked goods, sushi, microbrew, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Italian, Greek, SO much great food!
Delicious food, less than a mile from 90 Marion:
Delicious food, less than 2 miles from 90 Marion:
Watertown has a vibrant and growing arts scene, offering live music, theater, galleries, and public art. A few places to catch some culture:
90 Marion is less than 1/2 mile to MBTA bus #71 to Harvard Sq. & Watertown Sq. Click here for map and schedule.
Laura Segal is a highly respected Realtor in the Cambridge office of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty. Laura’s strong knowledge of local communities, broad experience with both Buyers and Sellers, and seasoned design expertise, combine to create a rich, personalized journey for her clients.
A licensed architect, Laura blends her knowledge of the structure and style of houses, with her practiced eye, advising on the best use of interior and exterior spaces. Her skills serve Sellers with property preparation and staging, as well as Buyers, for whom Laura highlights design potential and delivers quick property assessments, critical in this fast-paced market. And for those who are new to the area, Laura acts as a guide to New England vernacular architecture.
A graduate of Skidmore College and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Laura has practiced architecture in the Northeast and Midwest. Also an accomplished artist, Laura’s paintings are included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. Beyond her aesthetic strengths and rigorous work ethic, clients are drawn to Laura’s warmth, authenticity and perceptive nature, as she helps navigate the buying/selling process.
Laura resides in the diverse and vibrant community of Watertown, where she is an active member of the arts community. In true New England form, Laura and her husband can often be found cheering on their kids at the ice rink or soccer field, or walking their dog along the Charles River.
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