20 Bartley Street

Wakefield, MA, 01880

$727,000 closed
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2946 SQFT

A true gem, set perfectly along a low-traffic street steps to the commuter rail and everything Wakefield’s town center has to offer, this meticulous Colonial has been lovingly cared for by the same family for decades and delivers the perfect blend of original craftsmanship, period details, and recent updates showing true pride of ownership.

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  • Total Rooms
  • Year Built
  • Bedrooms
  • Lot Size
    0.25 Acres
  • Bathrooms
  • Heat/Cool
    Oil Fueled Forced Air
  • Parking
    6 Off Street
  • Taxes
  • Living Area
    2 Car Garage, 4 Off Street
  • Grade School
    Woodville ES
  • Living Area
    2,946 Square Feet (Includes Both Units and Finished Third Level)
  • Middle School
    Galvin MS

  • High School
    Wakefield Memorial HS

The multi-family home is comprised of two separate units and offers a wonderful rental income opportunity, each with its own private front entry and individual systems. The front farmer’s porch is framed by an intricately designed fieldstone wall adding to the home’s delightful curb appeal surrounded by widespread perennial plantings including the lovely rhododendron and hostas. The porch is the perfect place to sit and watch the world pass by, welcoming you inside the home where abundant natural light and shining hardwood floors flow throughout the charming and freshly painted interior. Beautiful period details include the home’s original dark wood trim, French doors, and crown molding accents. 

Unit 1

The first level foyer and main hallway includes a mudroom area outfitted with a closet and coat hooks, ideal for easy organization while managing an active lifestyle. The formal living room draws you inside as abundant natural light streams through the large bay of windows.

Double French doors open to the formal dining room with a built-in china cabinet and shining hardwood floors, a perfect setting for sharing special meals with family and friends.

Create culinary delights in the sunny kitchen full of modern flair with a granite countertop, white cabinetry, gas cooking, brand new flooring, a ceiling fan, and plenty of space for an informal dining area. Double windows make the kitchen cheery while a corner pantry offers ample storage with built-in shelving.

The home’s first unit continues to unfold into a sun-splashed bedroom with hardwood floors offering the perfect space to relax and unwind at the end of a long day. The full bathroom is tastefully done in neutral tones with a stylish white vanity, tiled tub with shower, and ceramic tile floor.

Unit 2

A private entry foyer opens to the upper unit with a beautifully crafted staircase leading to a freshly painted interior with the same charm and character as the unit below. Shimmers of natural light illuminate the stairway through a decorative accent window above. The formal living room features hardwood flooring and double windows to welcome the sunshine.

What a great place to gather with guests for wine and conversation after enjoying a delicious meal in the formal dining room where the home’s warmth radiates with gracious details including French doors and a built-in china cabinet.

The sunny and cheerful kitchen within the upper unit is perfect for creating family favorite recipes with a newer gas stove, hardwood floors, a ceiling fan, pantry, and an informal dining area with double windows for endless natural light.

Hardwood floors continue to spill into the second level’s rear bedroom with crown molding. A front bedroom offers versatility as a private office to work comfortably from home or is perfect for reading and relaxing. The full bathroom has a charming claw foot tub and beadboard wainscoting.

More space awaits on the finished third level with the upper unit’s master bedroom, two more family bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a generous walk-in closet. A skylight illuminates the stairway and landing of the third level as newly refinished hardwood floors flow throughout. The master bedroom offers treetop views of the landscape beyond with a double closet for storage.

Two more family bedrooms are full of natural light with shining hardwood floors and ample closet space. The third level full bathroom is fresh and inviting featuring a tiled tub with shower and a large linen closet.

Exterior access from the rear hallway of each unit connects to the private outdoor oasis set within the peaceful and spacious backyard featuring a brick patio perfect for entertaining or dining al fresco surrounded by mature trees and perennial plantings. What a wonderful place to soak in the sunshine and relax to the sights and sounds of nature. Imagine warm summer days gathered around the barbecue with family and friends.

Grow your own fresh vegetables this spring in the designated garden area with raised beds, excellent composted soil, and fencing to protect your precious plantings. Enjoy endless fresh fruit with hearty blueberry bushes, blackberry vines, and even a few tart cherry trees for pie baking and preserves.

The home’s unfinished basement offers abundant storage space for each unit with washer and dryer hookups. The detached garage was not designed for parking cars comfortably, but the homeowners thoughtfully increased the functionality of the open space in front of the garage by creating the wonderfully inviting patio area. The garage, however, provides abundant storage space for all your garden tools and large recreational equipment. The spacious driveway offers plenty of parking and is nestled by stone walls and perennial plantings.

This is the one you have been waiting for set perfectly in a desirable location on Wakefield’s west side along a quiet residential street only steps to the commuter rail and within easy walking distance to the vibrant town center with shopping and dining galore. The popular Lake Quannapowitt is a short drive away with miles of walking trails and stunning views. Welcome to Wakefield!

Home Highlights

  • Wondeful Rental Income Opportunity
  • Lovingly-Maintained Colonial
  • Curb Appeal Galore with Farmer’s Porch Fieldstone Walls, and Perennial Plantings
  • Two Units with Private Front Entries
  • Freshly Painted Interior Throughout
  • Hardwood Floors and French Doors
  • Formal Dining Room with Built-In Cabinets
  • Sunny and Cheerful Kitchens with Granite Countertops, Stylish White Cabinetry, and Informal Dining Areas
  • Upper Unit Offers Additional Finished Third Level
  • Third Level with Newly-Refinished Hardwood Floors
  • Master Bedroom with Double Closet and Treetop Views
  • Large Patio for Entertaining in Private and Peaceful Backyard
  • Fenced Garden Area with Raised Beds and Composted Soil
  • Steps to Commuter Rail and Wakefield’s Vibrant Town Center

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