Quincy, MA--11/6/2013--The 6-room Colonial at 19 Central Avenue in Quincy is photographed, on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. It is listed at $524,000. Photos by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 10home Reporter: John Ellement
This six room Colonial at 19 Central Avenue in Quincy’s Houghs Neck neighborhood offers a private deck, excellent views of Boston from the across the harbor, and a kitchen with Nantucket wainscotting.
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From decks on two levels of this expanded Colonial -style house in Quincy’s Houghs Neck, Boston is always visible across the blue waters of Boston Harbor. And just out the front door is city-owned McKinnon playground along with dog-friendly walking paths that lead, separately, to Nut Island and Parkhurst/Perry Beach.

Upgraded in 2006, the kitchen has white cabinets with Nantucket wainscoting accents, stainless steel appliances, and an eating area positioned near three large bay windows that provide water views. A working fireplace, with a stone-faced mantel, dominates the adjacent living room. A door leads to a large deck.

Down a short hall is a small first-floor bedroom, the laundry closet, and a full bath highlighted by a whirlpool tub that is surrounded by sand-colored ceramic tile. A stairwell, brightened by a row of three windows, leads to the carpeted second floor. The sun-splashed master, positioned at the front of the house, has cathedral ceiling with decorative beam, skylights, and two large closets with mirrored doors. Doors lead to a large private deck with unobstructed water views.

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The third and final bedroom has a large closet behind mirrored doors and easily fits a twin bed, a desk, a dresser, and shelving. The second-floor bath only has a shower, and is drenched with sunlight from two large skylights. The carpeted basement, now used as an office and video game haunt, is as sunny as the third floor due to large, above-ground windows that provide waterfront views.

Listing broker Sharon Norman of William Raveis Real Estate in Hingham is holding an open house Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.

John R. Ellement