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30 Academy St
Arlington, Massachusetts MA 02476
Price: $3,625,000
Listing ID 72983562
Status Active
Bedrooms 6
Full Baths 3
Total Baths 5
Partial Baths 2
SqFt 5,679
Acres 0.720
Year Built 1875

Property Description:

The Edward T. Hornblower House, circa 1875, is one of the treasures of Historic Arlington Center. Situated at the head of Pelham Terrace, this striking Stick Style Victorian is set on a 3/4 acre of beautifully landscaped grounds. Access to the property is off of Academy Road via a winding cobblestone drive. Inside there are six fireplaces with lovely marble mantels, an ornate central stairwell, French doors and high ceilings, yet despite its grandeur the feel is particularly welcoming. The light-filled living room overlooks the garden and an enchanting bronze fountain. A spectacular gourmet kitchen and breakfast room has space galore. The main bedroom has walk-in closets and an elegant en-suite bath. Meticulously restored and updated; there are custom touches throughout, adding ease and extra storage for today’s lifestyle. The two-car garage includes a bonus room overhead. Located in the heart of Arlington, convenient to shops and restaurants, and less than 5 miles to Harvard Square.

Primary Features

County: Middlesex
Half Baths: 2
Price/SqFt: 638.32
Property Sub Type: Detached
Property Type: Single Family
Year Built: 1875
Zoning: R1


Appliances: Range, Dishwasher, Disposal, Refrigerator, Freezer, Washer, Dryer
Basement: yes
Basement Description: Full, Partially Finished
Bathroom 1 Description: Bathroom - Full, Bathroom - Double Vanity/Sink, Bathroom - Tiled With Tub, Bathroom - With Shower Stall
Bathroom 1 Dimensions: 12X12
Bathroom 1 Level: Second Floor
Bathroom 2 Description: Bathroom - Full, Bathroom - Tiled With Tub & Shower
Bathroom 2 Dimensions: 5X9
Bathroom 2 Level: Second Floor
Bathroom 3 Description: Bathroom - Full, Bathroom - Tiled With Shower Stall
Bathroom 3 Dimensions: 9X7
Bathroom 3 Level: Third Floor
Bedroom 2 Description: Fireplace, Flooring - Hardwood
Bedroom 2 Dimensions: 19X13
Bedroom 2 Level: Second Floor
Bedroom 3 Description: Fireplace, Flooring - Hardwood
Bedroom 3 Dimensions: 19X14
Bedroom 3 Level: Second Floor
Bedroom 4 Description: Flooring - Hardwood
Bedroom 4 Dimensions: 17X13
Bedroom 4 Level: Third Floor
Bedroom 5 Description: Flooring - Hardwood
Bedroom 5 Dimensions: 17X12
Bedroom 5 Level: Third Floor
Cooling: Central Air
Cooling Zones: 3
Dining Room Description: Fireplace, Flooring - Hardwood, Window(s) - Bay/Bow/Box
Dining Room Dimensions: 20X13
Dining Room Level: First Floor
Family Room Description: Fireplace, Flooring - Hardwood
Family Room Dimensions: 19X13
Family Room Level: First Floor
Fireplaces: 6
Flooring: Wood
Heat Zones: 3
Heating: Radiant, Gas, Hydro Air
Insulation Feature: Full, Blown In
Kitchen Description: Ceiling - Coffered, Flooring - Hardwood, Dining Area, Kitchen Island
Kitchen Dimensions: 19X21
Kitchen Level: First Floor
Laundry Dimensions: 5X6
Laundry Level: Second Floor
Living Description: Fireplace, Flooring - Hardwood, Window(s) - Bay/Bow/Box
Living Dimensions: 24X17
Living Level: First Floor
Master Bath: yes
Master Bedroom Description: Bathroom - Full, Fireplace, Flooring - Hardwood
Master Bedroom Dimensions: 19X13
Master Bedroom Level: Second Floor
Number of Rooms: 13
Other 1 Description: Flooring - Hardwood
Other 1 Dimensions: 13X6
Other 1 Level: First Floor
Other 1 Room Name: Sun Room
Other 2 Description: Flooring - Stone/Ceramic Tile
Other 2 Dimensions: 7X22
Other 2 Level: First Floor
Other 2 Room Name: Foyer
Other 3 Description: Flooring - Stone/Ceramic Tile
Other 3 Dimensions: 6X20
Other 3 Level: First Floor
Other 3 Room Name: Entry Hall
Other 4 Description: Flooring - Hardwood
Other 4 Dimensions: 17X13
Other 4 Level: Third Floor
Other 4 Room Name: Bedroom
Other 5 Description: Flooring - Stone/Ceramic Tile
Other 5 Dimensions: 4X7
Other 5 Level: First Floor
Other 5 Room Name: Mud Room
Other 6 Description: Flooring - Wall to Wall Carpet
Other 6 Dimensions: 22X10
Other 6 Level: Basement
Other 6 Room Name: Office
SqFt Including Basement: yes
SqFt Source: Measured


Construction: Frame
Electric Feature: Circuit Breakers
Entry Only: no
Exterior: Wood
Exterior Features: Covered Patio/Deck, Gutters, Storage Shed, Professional Landscaping, Sprinkler System, Garden Area, Invisible Fence
Foundation: Fieldstone
Garage Spaces: 2
Garage/Parking: Detached
Hot Water: Natural Gas, Tank
Lot Description: Wooded
Lot Size: 31481
Parking Feature: Off-Street, Improved Driveway
Parking Spaces: 4
Road Type: Public
Roof Material: Slate
Sewer: City/Town Sewer
Style: Victorian
Water: City/Town Water


Waterfront: no
Waterfront Type: Lake/Pond


Amenities: Public Transportation, Shopping, Park, Walk/Jog Trails, Bike Path, Highway Access
Beachfront: yes
Book: 33462
Energy Features: Insulated Windows
Entered By: BB809483
Lead Paint: Unknown
Listing Alert: No
Main: BB5918
Year Build Description: Approximate
Year Built Source: Public Record


Assessed Value: 2522100
Disclosure: no
Exclusions: 2 sets of sconces in the first floor hallway and the primary bedroom, sconce on stair newell post
Lender Owned: No
Listing Price Per SqFt: 638.32
Short Sale Lender Approval Required: No
SqFt Disclosures: Inlcudes lower level office and finshed room above garage
Tax Year: 2022
Taxes: 28802

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