This gigantic home, built in 1895, once served as a boarding school. Now, though, it's an updated home with traces of historic character, a few fireplaces, and a glorious front archway to boot. The broker writes that it is "a residence of Spanish treatment".
Though this home is full of reminders of yesteryear, like stained glass windows, lots of built-ins, and crown moldings, it also includes some more contemporary features. The kitchen has a glass cooktop, new counters, and stainless steel appliances. There's also a bathroom with a souped-up five jet shower.
This house also has a history of listing and delisting. Its current owners listed and delisted it in 2005 and 2006. It looks like they've put some work into it: all the bathrooms are updated, and the kitchen is new too.
Size: Six bedrooms, four and a half baths, 4,898 sq ft
Amenities include: A porch made of Pompeian brick, stained glass windows, bay windows, an in-law suite on the third floor that looks like it includes a kitchenette, a shower with five jets, a couple of fireplaces, a detached garage, and a dressing room in the master suite.
Asking price: $425,000
· 539 Pelham Road [Trulia]