51 Appleton St.
If you've always wanted to live in a magnificent, historic home, the Idahurst Mansion famous buildings in Arlington. Built on Appleton Street in 1894, the mansion was the most expensive building in Arlington in it's day and has been converted into condos. A one bedroom, two bath condo is for sale at the mansion. This exceptional condo is priced at a reasonable $285,000. The impressive Victorian mansion sits back off the street and features a wide staircase leading to the pillared front porch. The entrance to the building features hardwood floors and dark, wood paneling.
Victorian-style wall sconces and an elegant chandelier in the entry light your way. The living room is the former Music Room of the mansion and features oversized windows facing toward the street that offer views of the neighborhood. The room is large enough to accommodate a small dining table. The elegant, marble fireplace features a carved mantel and wall sconces on either side of the mirror over the mantelpiece. The fireplace burns wood. The home features luxurious touches including elaborately carved crown molding on the fireplace and arched doorways. A sliding door adjacent to the living room leads to the half bath that features porcelain fixtures. This is a one-of-a-kind home.
The bedroom is bright and light filled with an abundance of windows. The bedroom is spacious enough for dressers and bookcases or a work station. The bedroom offers plenty of storage space with its two ample closets. Another walk-in closet is directly off the master bedroom. The full bath features a shower and tub with an old-fashioned wash basin-style sink. Residents can use a washer and dryer in the basement for all their laundry needs. The kitchen has tile flooring and updated appliances. The cabinets and walls are painted white and provide a cheery atmosphere. The location is convenient for commuters and within walking distance of the many delightful shops and restaurants located in Arlington Heights. The MBTA provides service throughout Arlington, and it's a short distance to Boston, Harvard Square, and Cambridge.
The Idahurst Mansion is near Arlington's attractions, including the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum and Spy Pond Park. If you want to do some shopping while you're out and about, the Balich Five and Ten and The Orange Hanger are nearby. Arlington Friends of the Drama features theatrical productions with local actors.
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