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Rich original details abound in Quincy Victorian

By John R. Ellement
Globe Staff / November 20, 2011

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This 111-year-old Victorian, painted a distinct yellow, rises above Wollaston Hill, and it remains equally distinguished inside for the craft work of its builders.

The sitting area off the front entrance has a richly carved wood mantel over a gas fireplace; the turreted living room has pocket doors of quarter sawn tiger oak, oak crown moldings, large windows, and wallpapered walls.

The hallway has dark wainscoting, and the formal dining room beyond has built-in china cabinets with leaded glass windows, while decorative beams cross the ceiling.

A butcher’s pantry with original glass-window cabinets leads into the dated, but comfy, kitchen with white cabinets, black counters, and yellow walls.

A wide stairwell is lit by a bank of stained-glass windows crowned by a half-moon window.

The second-floor bedrooms are spacious and rich with natural light. The full bath has the original white marble sink, dark wainscoting, and a shower-tub combination.

The third floor has a finished bedroom and storage space.

The basement is finished and contains a large family room, two separate offices, and storage space.

But the house feels like it needs some freshening-up. The lot is dominated by ancient beech trees.

Roy Caley and Mary Gaquin of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Brookline are the listing brokers.

94 Grand View Ave., Quincy
Price: $689,900
Style: Victorian
Built: 1900
Square feet: 3,408
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 1 1/2
Sewer: Public

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