Georgian Dreamboat | Dorchester
List Price: Off Market
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Property Profile: 5,216 sq. ft. | 6 bed, 4.5 bath
Our Opinion: A peerless example of the style, this Georgian emphasizes classicism, order, and symmetry (and these are a few of our faaa-vorite thiiings). This style of home is most commonly found along the eastern seaboard, where English influence was concentrated, so to stumble upon one of these stunners right here in our own fair city is…well, breathtaking. In the midst of the trendy newcomers and staid all-too-commons, this one will appeal to both folks from easterly climes and those of you who have just admired the stately architecture when you vacationed back east. The Georgian style (named for that numerous succession of English kings we know so well) gained popularity upon arrival in the colonies, as it was translated into countless variations that all shared the classic elements. Details like the center-entry façade, two-room-deep center-passage floor plan (with windows aligned horizontally and vertically), paired chimneys, cornice with dentil moulding, and five-bay façade (among many others) remain intact and beautifully representative of the style here. And to these more traditional elements, you can add a gracious family room, sun room, 3-car garage, beautiful back courtyard, tiered garden (with your very own apricot tree and raspberry patch), and perfectly landscaped water-feature. Oh, and that theater room in the basement? Well, just pop on a flick set in New England–we’re thinking Mystic Pizza–and you’ll be gazing at Georgians from a Georgian (so meta). By George, this might be your home.