Arlington condo in graceful Italiante

This newly converted three-bedroom condo is in a gracious two-family Victorian on a leafy side-street in a historic district in Arlington Center. The house itself is described as one of the “finest examples” of Italianate-stick style in Arlington by the town’s Historic Districts Commission. Its “wisteria covered polygonal porch ... adds richness to the facade found in few other homes of the period,” the commission said.

The simple three-level condo opens onto a living and dining area with oak floors that leads to an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and maple cupboards. A glass door looks out onto mature trees and leads to a private yard that includes a patio and swimming pool now filled with gravel.

The second floor has two bedrooms, also with hardwood floors, and an efficient bathroom with a full bath, tiled floors and pedestal sink. The third floor has another small room, with original pine floors as well as added space for storage.

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The property is meticulously landscaped and offers a wide driveway and two off-street parking spots. Built in 1880 and converted into condominiums this year, the house is located on Russell Street, one of seven designated protected historic districts in Arlington. The street is lined with elegant single and two-family homes steps from Arlington Center and adjacent to the public park, Buzzell Field.

Coldwell Banker listing agent Mark Lesses is scheduled to hold an open house Sunday from noon to 1:30 p.m.

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