BOYLSTON – This premier, bespoke home at 1230 Main St. offers 4,000 square feet of understated elegance, energy efficient features, and space flexibility to suit almost any lifestyle.
The 10-bedroom home is listed for $ 866,900 with Michael Durkin of LAER Realty Partners, who says no other listing on the market in central Massachusetts compares with the features and extras of this custom home.
“You can tell the homeowner was a builder because he did everything you would find on people’s wish-lists,” said Durkin. “For favorite features, I would say that the reservoir and all the scenic hiking trails are directly opposite.”
Homeowner Keith Gabler is the builder who brought years of experience building what he would call home for more than a decade.
“It’s full of little details that I’ve designed in my homes over the years,” he said. “There are so many unique items that open it up to any owner because they can turn the house into practically anything they want.”
For the favorite features, Gabler spoke of the detached barn with a three-car garage.
“The second floor could be converted into a one-bedroom apartment, home office, gym, studio for a creative space, or a space for car hobbyists,” he said.
This energy efficient four bedroom home was built in 2011 to the latest EnergyStar and state building codes. Energy and cost saving features include improved windows, an air purification system for the whole house, water saving plumbing and fittings, improved insult, and architectural quality roof shingles.
The attention of an experienced builder to every detail begins with an extra wide front entrance into a two-story foyer with a motorized chandelier for easy lamp replacement.
Energy efficiency, upgrades, and amenities continue in the kitchen, with its hickory wood cabinets, granite countertops, and the center island with breakfast bar and salad bowl.
The informal dining area in the kitchen opens onto the terrace and is connected to the dining room with a walk-in butler’s panty.
On the first floor there is also a family room with three sliders to the bluestone terrace, a dining room, a living room and a study.
The second level contains the four bedrooms and laundry room. The great master has a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet, and a full bathroom with a hot tub.
Outside, the large terrace is privately embedded in a wooded property.
Environmental protection and energy efficiency are continued on the site with “Zeroscape” landscaping techniques that include drought tolerant plantings.
There is a three car garage in the barn that also has an unfinished second level that is open for many possible uses.
The property is across from the Wachusett Reservoir and the state nature reserve, which offers hiking, cross-country skiing, and many hiking trails. The location offers easy commuting to Boston and Worcester.
List price: $ 866,900
Living area: 3,954 square meters
Rooms in total: 10
Bathroom: 3 full, 1 half
Climate: 4-zone forced air heat and central air
Land: 41,742 square feet
Estimate: $ 583,500
Taxes: $ 10,841 in 2020
Parking: two-car garage, free-standing for three cars