Stoneham, MA - 1/28/2014 - A view of the front of the home. The home of the week located at 12 Sunrise Avenue in Stoneham, MA on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff) Slug: 02home Reporter: john ellement LOID: 7.3.61975216
This former ranch home in Stoneham was reinvented as a Colonial and features many artistic decorative touches, including an elegant stone front entrance.
Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff

Once a ranch, this home was remade into a center entrance Colonial with a sunny interior from its large windows and the decorating touches of abstract artist Jo-Ann Boback. The entryway opens to a formal living room with recessed lighting and fireplace with a stainless steel frame and Venetian plaster mantel. Flooring is original oak stained near-black, a counterpoint to the light colored walls. The updated kitchen has white oak cabinets, dark granite counters, and a double-deck prep island looking out to a sun-splashed eating area. Opposite is the formal dining room.

On the second floor is the master bedroom, which has double closets. The family bath has a tub with shower and pedestal sink. There is an unfinished walk-up attic. Part of the basement is finished with a carpeted play area, small office space, and a cedar closet. A two-level deck overlooks the fenced backyard, which has a patio sheltered. There is a one-car attached garage.

Listing broker Doreen Yianacopolus of Anderson Treacy Real Estate in Stoneham will hold an open house Sunday from noon to 2 p.m.

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