Springfield, Mass. | $570,000
A 1902 Edwardian house with eight bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, on a 0.5-acre lot
This house is in the Forest Park Heights Historic District, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It was designed by G. Wood Taylor, the architect of a number of grand estates in the area, for Frank L. Brigham, the president of a clothing company.
Forest Park, a green space of more than 700 acres, is less than half a mile away, putting the house within walking distance of a rose garden, a skating rink and a zoo. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, one of the city’s biggest attractions, is five minutes away by car. Driving to Hartford, Conn., takes half an hour; Boston is about 90 minutes away.
Size: 6,861 square feet
Price per square foot: $83
Indoors: A paved path leads from the sidewalk to the front door, set in a covered porch.
The sunny foyer has hardwood floors and white-painted wooden detailing. To the left is a formal living room with a fireplace, a built-in window seat and more white-painted woodwork.
To the right of the entry is a formal dining room with another window seat, another fireplace and a candelabra-style chandelier. A laundry room that was once a pantry separates the dining room from the spacious kitchen, which has windows facing the front and sides of the property.
Also on this level are a powder room; a screened porch to the side of the house; and a covered porch in back.
From the foyer, a grand staircase leads to the upper levels. The primary bedroom, on the second floor, has a fireplace and windows overlooking the neighborhood. Next door is a bathroom with a combined tub and shower. A guest room and another full bathroom are on the other side of the primary bathroom.
Across the hall is a third bedroom, with a sitting area and a fireplace. This bedroom and three others on the second floor share a bathroom off the hallway, with a double vanity and hardwood floors.
The third floor is divided into two spaces: on one side, there are two more bedrooms and a full bathroom; on the other side is unfinished attic space.
Outdoor space: The screened porch at the side of the house and the covered porch in back are large, with enough space for tables, chairs and a barbecue setup. The yard is landscaped with grass and a few mature trees. The detached carriage house now serves as a garage that holds two cars.
Taxes: $8,328 (estimated)
Contact: Erica Swallow, Swallow …….