Chef’s touch in Colonial’s renovated kitchen
This quaint five-bedroom house on a quiet leafy Swampscott street is just blocks from the beach. The homeowners remodeled the 1927 Colonial with three new bathrooms and a kitchen renovation that was sponsored by A&E Network’s “Fix This Kitchen,’’ which featured the couple and their three children last year. The brick home has lovely curbside appeal with a row of rhododendron bushes and an hourglass walkway leading to the front door.
The front door enters into a foyer with a marble-tiled floor and a wooden staircase heading up to the second floor. Oak floors, crown molding, and some original windows add to the home’s charm. To the right is a living room with a working fireplace and an additional bonus room that could be used as a study or playroom. To the left is a dining room with built-in cabinetry and an expanded entrance leading into the featured kitchen with a granite-topped island and cabinetry and stainless steel appliances from Ikea, including a five-burner stove. Celebrity chef Ming Tsai, owner of the Wellesley restaurant Blue Ginger, helped design the kitchen and cooked a meal for the family as part of the “Fix This Kitchen’’ finale.
From the kitchen, visitors can head out to the small backyard that fits a jungle gym or downstairs to a fenced-in porch with room for a complete deck set. Upstairs, the house has three bedrooms and a built-in window bench on the landing of the second floor. There are also two bedrooms on the third floor.
Real estate agent Sara Schecter of Redfin Corp. can be reached at 617-648-3888.