Rare-to-market and hailing from a bygone era, this ivy-covered brick Mansard is brimming with historic charm; offering an oversized lot with expansion potential & a detached two-level ‘New England’ style barn. The home’s layout is gracious and well balanced, welcomed by a grand-foyer, refurbished hardwood flooring, soaring 10ft ceilings, period crown moldings, oversized windows, and a revamped wood-burning fireplace. The kitchen renovation + expansion (2017) with family-style dining is complimented by a wall of windows, flowing effortlessly outside to the wrap-around deck, ideal for hosting intimate & formal gatherings. Additional improvements include: electrical upgrades and a 2-zoned HVAC system w/ Nest thermostats. Upstairs is a retreat offering 3BRs with high ceilings and great natural light. Outside is a gardener's paradise featuring landscaped grounds, stone walls and mature plantings. Convenient to Roosevelt Elementary, Middlesex Fells, Wholefoods, I-93 and Downtown Melrose.