Belmont House of the Week: 9 Frederick St. #2

The housing stock surrounding Pequossette “PQ” Playground just south of Central Square has a bit more of an urban feel than what some would expect in Belmont; modest two-families built in the early part of the last century, constructed so an owner occupant could rent the top floor to cover the mortgage.

But with the demand for family housing rising throughout the town, those owners are now more likely to cash in on the market trend by renovating and convert the space into a condominium. One example is at 9 Frederick St.

The one-time rental space – the building was built in 1928 – has been renovated and redesigned to crate a two-floor, 7 room, 3 bed, 2 bath condominium. The main floor – you’ll need to climb a set a stairs to get to the unit – features an open floor plan with a fireplace, living room with built-ins, a large-ish dining room leading to a “state-of-art” professional chef’s kitchen w with a breakfast bar, custom cabinets, granite counters, and a Jenn-Air stainless appliances. The floor also has two of the three bedrooms and a tiled bathroom.

The former attic has been turned into a master suite retreat with a bedroom that has skylights, a deck with “sunset views” and a marble bath/jacuzzi and tile shower with a pair of skylights.

The unit has hardwood floors, recessed lighting and central air. The building is located between Cushing and Waverley squares and a quick walk to PQ, the Butler School, shops, the town’s cinema, some restaurants, the 73 MBTA bus and a 10 minute stroll to the Waverley station on the commuter rail. 

Price: $699,000

Listed By: Century 21 Adams Realty, Margaret Vogel, 617-826-3022.

Belmont House of the Week: 44 Scott Road

It’s a little bit of England on sale in Belmont as a rather unique brick English Cottage goes on the market on Scott Road just off Pleasant Street. Unlike the Colonial box-style that dominates the housing stock in the Town of Homes, this circa 1930 house is actually two Tudor-style “halls” connected at a right angle with cottage-like features such as steeply-pitched roof, cross-gables along with a solid front entry. It is also very English with a green rock garden (which reached its pinnacle in the Victorian-era) in the backyard. 

The first floor features custom wood-paneled living room with a stone fireplace, built-ins and windows that overlook the property’s 16,000-plus square foot lot. The dining room boasts two built-in china cabinets and period detail. Kitchen has a large eat-in area, granite counter tops, updated appliances and access to the patio. There are hardwood floors throughout the house.

Light abounds on the second floor which features master bedroom with bath and three additional bedrooms and updated family bath.

The basement includes a family room/playroom with its own fireplace.

  • Rooms: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Full Baths: 2
  • Partial Baths: 1
  • Square Footage: 2,368
  • Lot Size: .38 acres.

Listed at: $929,000.

Listed By: Lynn Findlay, sales associate, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.