44 Somerset Rd, Lexington MA 02420

Home Details

List Price: $1,832,000
Sale Price: $1,925,000 (105%)
Property Size: 4,676 sqft (Includes finished lower level and third floor)
List Date: March 22, 2018
Lot Size: 14,004 sqft (0.32 acres)
Rooms: 12
Parking: 2 car garage, 6 Off-Street
Bedrooms: 4
Taxes: $15,794 (2017)
Bathrooms: 4
Grade School: Apply to Lexington Public Schools
Fireplaces: 1 Gas Burning
Middle School: Diamond MS
Heat: Hot Water Baseboards/Central A/C
High School: Lexington HS

Imagine living only a short stroll from the town center, schools, and the Minuteman Bike Path in one of Lexington’s most desirable neighborhoods, Merriam Hill. Welcome home to this renovated and expanded, immaculately maintained Colonial where classic charm meets contemporary style, perfectly situated on a quiet street and surrounded by homes of similar distinction. Built in 1927, the historically significant home is officially known as the Lawrence and Olive Burnham house by the Lexington Historical Commission. The beautiful home was built on the former site of the Francis B. Hayes Estate, which once covered 400 acres spanning the area of Adams Street, Hancock street, and beyond. The land was subdivided at the turn of the century as the early Merriam Hill neighborhood began to develop. Lawrence Burnham, a local mechanical engineer, along with his wife Olive and family, were the first occupants of this wonderful home.

Gleaming hardwood floors and an abundance of natural light flow throughout the open and airy interior full of thoughtfully designed renovations. An impressive front entrance, adorned by sidelites, invites you beneath the portico and inside the welcoming foyer where a large cased opening flows into the formal living room on the right. The formal dining room draws you in on the left with views of the spectacular, open plan kitchen and family room straight ahead from the foyer. The large living room stuns with beautiful hardwood floors, crown molding, and recessed lighting, while a gas fireplace creates a focal point with a stylish white mantel and surround. The fireplace is flanked on each side by a single French door opening further into the sunroom. Natural light streams into the sunroom through walls of windows offering delightful views of the wisteria tree and surrounding landscape. The rear of the chimney creates a stately brick accent wall within the sunroom as a vaulted ceiling delivers a feeling of expansiveness. Host special gatherings with family and friends across the front hall in the elegant formal dining room with shining hardwood floors, chair rail, crown molding, pretty accent windows, and an illuminated china cabinet perfect for showcasing your fine dinnerware. The dining room flows into the stunning kitchen creating the ideal setting for comfortable living and entertaining.

Prepare to be amazed at the unique, open plan kitchen full of contemporary flair with smashing red high-gloss cabinetry, granite counters, a high-end modern faucet, breakfast bar, industrial strength porcelain floor tiles in a platinum tone, recessed lighting, and high-end stainless steel appliances including a SubZero refrigerator, range, dishwasher, microwave, warming drawer, exhaust hood, beverage fridge, and trash compactor. A pantry nook offers built-in, open shelving and is cleverly tucked away with recessed lighting and slide out shelves for convenience. The kitchen is truly the heart of the home, easily accessible from anywhere on the first level and a place all will love to gather as the chef prepares culinary delights. A seamless transition joins the kitchen and family room with gleaming hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and double windows. A set of French doors from the family room, in addition to a single French door off the kitchen, spill out onto the huge wraparound deck overlooking the backyard and beyond. The home’s high-end finishes continue through the obscured glass door of the first level full bathroom with a colorful vessel sink made of artist-blown glass, uniquely created so that no two are alike. The open-concept kitchen and family room area is graced by a stylish staircase spanning all four finished levels, in addition to the staircase from the front foyer, which offers alternative access to the second level. The striking, four-level staircase is constructed of solid maple treads complemented by a dark wood trim. Stainless steel railings offer a sleek and contemporary finish while decorative accent windows follow the stairway to the top for abundant natural light.

Stunning design is found at every turn as the second level presents the spacious and sunny master suite, two more generous family bedrooms, an office, the laundry room, and a family bathroom. The huge master suite offers the perfect retreat with sparkling hardwood floors, crown molding, a walk-in closet, and an additional closet for ample storage. The luxurious master bathroom was meticulously designed and delivers a spa-like feel with a gorgeous oversized shower graced by marble tile, body jets, a rain showerhead, a white pebble accent wall, a bronze tone pebbled floor, and a frameless glass door. The high-gloss tiger wood vanity, with dual sinks and modern fixtures, is topped with a granite counter. The family bedrooms are large and light-filled with shining hardwood floors and crown molding. The beautiful hardwood floors continue to span the office and the large laundry room. An obscured glass door opens to the full family bathroom with a separate shower and toilet room, and a modern white vanity with dual sinks and a granite countertop.

More living space awaits on the third level with another huge family bedroom. An obscured glass door opens to this spacious room with hardwood floors, a sitting area, recessed lighting, a decorative accent light spanning the far wall, and many built-in storage options. Fall asleep beneath the stars via two huge skylights, which open the room to even more light and air. The skylights are water-sensitive and automatically close as rain begins to fall. Stairs from the third level offer access to the widow’s walk roof deck. The roof deck is equipped with water and electricity outlets for ultimate comfort and relaxation while enjoying the spectacular views of Merriam Hill.

Outdoor living is easy with the huge wraparound deck overlooking the peaceful backyard. Many summer days will be spent relaxing on the deck while catching an occasional glimpse of small wildlife, including a few lovely birds that like to make regular appearances. The spacious deck offers a natural gas hookup for a grill and potential for a fire pit. Mature trees and perennial plantings around the home provide beauty and shade. The finished walkout lower level offers versatility with a second family room/media room and a bonus room perfect for use as a home gym or whatever you may desire. Double French doors from the bonus room offer another great connection to the outdoors. The lower level mudroom has a ceramic tiled floor, access to the large two-car garage, and a French door for direct access to the driveway. Another full bathroom features modern fixtures, a shower, pedestal sink, and marble floor tiles. A second laundry area provides the perfect space to hold a stackable washer and dryer. Nest thermostats, seven zones of gas fueled hot water baseboard heat, a high velocity central air conditioning system, and the high-efficiency foam insulation keeps the indoor climate comfortable year round. A sound system, wired throughout the first level and outdoors to the deck, is controlled by keypads on the first floor. A high-end intercom system is wired to every floor including the roof deck.

This exceptional, one-of-a-kind home holds a prime location within close walking distance to all the town center has to offer including shopping, dining, a movie theater, the library, the Hayden Recreation Center, public schools, the town pool, tennis courts, public transportation and much more. Immerse yourself in Lexington’s rich history on the nearby Battle Green and take advantage of easy access to the Minuteman Bike Path. Be a part of the award-winning Lexington school system. This home truly has it all.

Home Highlights

Very Desirable Merriam Hill Neighborhood
Large Master Suite with Walk In Closet & Luxurious Full Bathroom
Thoughtfully Renovated & Expanded
Finished Third Level with Huge Bedroom & Skylights
Hardwood Floors & Full of Natural Light
New Architectural Pella Series Windows Throughout
Formal Living Room with Gas Fireplace
Sound System Wired Throughout First Level
Sunroom with Walls of Windows
High-End Intercom System Wired Throughout Entire House
Stunning Open Plan Kitchen with High-End Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Counters & Breakfast Bar
Finished Walkout Lower Level w/Large Media Room & Bonus Room
Huge Wraparound Deck Overlooking Backyard
Widow’s Walk Roof Deck with Water & Electrical Outlets

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