Guarded by two towering sugar maples that stand abreast the walkway, this newer Colonial has a farmer's porch and a wide deck wrapping around the house. — John R. Ellement, Globe Staff
Address: 26 Alden Road
Bathrooms: 2 full 1 partial
The kitchen has a full suite of KitchenAid appliances, including a wine cooler embedded inside the granite-topped island.
A breakfast counter is at one end of the expansive granite counters underneath a full panoply of cabinets.
The living room has a brick-faced fireplace and a sitting room has doors that lead out to the deck.
The large second-floor master has a steam room built into the bathroom, which has also a large walk-in closet and tiles in Delft blue and white.
The two child bedrooms are currently both painted pink and each has good closet and enough space to accommodate a second twin bed. All three bedrooms get large amounts of natural light.
A sitting area with couch and television outside the master keeps children close to sleepy parents.
Grounds include Rose of Sharon, azaleas, and a Japanese maple. The house is two blocks from Highlands Elementary and a short walk to an excellent playground.
Listing broker Kathy Harkins of Century 21 Professionals in Braintree is holding an open house July 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m
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