Many of us have settled with the fact that the closest we'll come to living in an enchanted, sprawling mansion is locating our respective Hogwarts houses on Pottermore (thanks, Sorting Hat). However, for would-be homeowners who are expeditiously piecing together a fairytale lifestyle in the real world, here's a beautiful Boston home that certainly matches the grand vision.
Located in the Lower Mills area of Dorchester, the home is currently on the market with an asking price of $799,000. According to its the Century 21 listing, 5 Huntoon Street is a perfectly suitable abode for buyers who want to feel like they're living in either Hogwarts or King Arthur's castle. With a total of four bedrooms spread out over 2,398 square feet, it sounds like this residence more than lives up to its magical description.
Adding to its architectural appeal, a master Freemason contributed the home's stunning hand-carved woodwork, which is visible throughout the first and second levels, including the bedrooms. Despite being compared to a fantasy fortress, the colonial isn't without its contemporary touches. There's a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a new bathroom on the first floor, along with updated electrical wiring, solar panels and a high-efficiency furnace and hot water heater. A spacious laundry room is located on the second floor and a finished attic offers some additional space for lounging or accommodating overnight guests. The home also includes a two-car garage and a spacious, two-tier deck and landscaped, fenced-in backyard that's perfect for lounging and entertaining (because who doesn't want to hang out at a Hogwarts-esque home?).
In case you haven't been sufficiently enticed, the Dorchester residence is near the city's Red Line, parks, waterways, bike trails and plenty of other entertainment options like shops and restaurants.