A Charlestown Colonial steeped in history
3 Hilary St., Charlestown
Square feet: 1,901
Bathrooms: 2 1/2
Just one block from the granite obelisk of the Bunker Hill Monument, this Colonial with wood floors and exposed brick feels steeped in local history. The attached single-family home sits along a tiny street, and the Tobin Bridge is visible from upstairs windows.
The property has a small footprint, just over 1,400 square feet, but the house’s space is vertical: three full levels.
The front door leads to a central staircase, and the living room, to the right, has a working fireplace and, like many of the rooms, built-in cabinets and shelves. On the other side of the house, the dining room contains the house’s other fireplace and more built-ins.
The galley kitchen is small but modern, with a Thermador gas range and a pass-through to the dining room.
The house gets an unusual amount of natural light for an attached building, partly because of a private parking lot next door.
The second floor holds two bedrooms - one is now used as a family room - and one of the full bathrooms. One of the house’s laundry areas, a stacked washer-dryer set, is here. The other is in the full basement.
The bedroom on the third floor has a ceiling that peaks above the bed and windows looking northeast.
The master bathroom, with exposed brick painted white and a glass shower stall, is here. Outside the bedroom, a sitting room with a skylight, now used as a nursery, sits at the top of the stairs.
French doors from the first floor lead to a 34-foot long private brick patio in the back, enclosed by a tall wooden fence, and containing a small shed in one corner. The house has central air conditioning.
The listing agent is Diane Valle of Boston Portfolio Properties.