This capacious home — 5,000 square feet, 20 feet wide — has four floors and a finished lower level. It’s also got a two-car garage, a private outdoor patio, and a deck, and inside, the lower level is flush with closets and room for storage. There’s also a dressing room with large custom-designed closets. In other words, there’s a feeling of space, which is only enhanced by the ceilings, some of which are high or coffered.
But that back patio is an exception. It’s incredibly narrow, with the lovely old brick surrounding the space and soaring into the sky. The feeling of privacy is surely exquisite, but it might be a little tough on claustrophobes. Perhaps a craving for space explains the hidden-unless-you-know-it’s-there artwork: colorful birds high up on a cement wall, one of them in flight.
Other perks of this historic home are the things that haven’t been touched. The pine floors, crown molding, fireplaces, mantels, and facade are all original.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 5,000
417 Spruce Street
Listing: 417 Spruce Street