This center entrance Colonial in Dedham’s Precinct 1 is freshly, and graciously, renovated. The living room has a working fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves with stained-glass windows above. Recessed lighting highlights paintings on walls. French doors lead to a side porch. On the other side of the main entry is a chandeliered dining room. A swinging door leads to the kitchen with counters of leathered soapstone atop white cabinets. Appliances are stainless steel and there is a pantry.
The renovation transformed a previous addition into a family room with cathedral ceilings, skylights, red birch floors, and French doors to the yard. On the second floor, a hall creates a privacy zone for the master, which has high ceilings, a full bath, and an oval accent window. One of the three children’s bedrooms is now a teen man cave. The largest bedroom has double closets. The lot is fenced and has a two-car garage. The walk-up attic and basement are both unfinished. Maureen Kerwin Kelly of Donahue Real Estate in Dedham is holding an open house Feb. 24 from noon to 2 p.m.
John R. Ellement