Sold in Belmont: A Special Ranch and A Round Antique

Photo: A brick and stone ranch on Belmont Hill.

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265 Cross St. Side-entrance Colonial (1930). Sold: $720,000.

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195 Prospect St. Brick and stone ranch (1954). Sold: $1,395,000.

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592 Trapelo Rd. Antique two-family (1882). Sold: $550,000.

A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes.”

265 Cross St. Side-entrance Colonial (1930). Sold: $720,000. Listed at $749,000. Living area: 1,860 sq.-ft. 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. On the market: 68 days.

195 Prospect St. Brick and stone ranch (1954). Sold: $1,395,000. Listed at $1,570,000. Living area: 3,569 sq.-ft. 11 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. On the market: 153 days.

592 Trapelo Rd. Antique two-family (1882). Sold: $550,000. Listed at $625,000. Living area: 2,000 sq.-ft. 9 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. On the market: 104 days.

The ranch on Prospect Street was built to impress – using brick and stone rather than a frame with Prairie School touches – and it still does, although the nearly 3,600 sq.-ft. is essentially all on a single floor so there’s lots of walking. The house is beautifully situated on a half-acre lot which can be viewed from the wonderful enclosed glass deck. Now that’s impressive, costing a cool $66,000 in 2000. While some of the interior rooms have some dated fixtures, that should not have been the reason this grand house saw nearly $200,000 drop from the list price. Still, $1.4 million isn’t chicken feed.

It’s so strange to see an antique house left standing on Trapelo Road, but the tw0-family at 592 (near to Star Market) is a fine example of what 130 years ago was middle-class residences. While there are the challenges of an old house here – who knew a bathroom could be cobby cornered in such a tight space – you do get a unique and Victorian-inspired round parlor with five/six? windows. You could do so much with this room alone. 

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