Charms from the House of Dorchester – Boston Herald

Nestled among the colorful and exuberant Victorians of Melville Park, 12 Centervale Park stands out as a lovingly preserved American Foursquare home.

Conveniently located between Shawmut and Fields Corner T stations in Dorchester, this vintage gem allows for graceful city living. It’s inviting, warm and brimming with character from top to bottom.


The top floor contains a private master suite with vaulted ceilings, a skylight, and a lavish modern soaking tub, while the lower level adds an incredible eight-person cedar sauna.

In between, house hunters will find an intricately detailed family home with an ideal mix of open and private spaces. Boasting the hallmark of the square house, 12 Centervale Park features a large south-facing enclosed porch overlooking one of Dorchester’s most picturesque streetscapes. Inside, a living room filled with preserved historic details includes a mirrored fireplace with an ornate mantle. In the octagonal dining room, sconces and picture rails complete the refined molding.

Custom cabinetry, a center island, and high-end kitchen upgrades create a modern space that complements the home’s historic aesthetic without sacrificing function.

Growing families will appreciate four bedrooms on the home’s second level – a nice perk for having nearly 2,500 square feet of interior space. Bonus: an oversized porch on the second floor for even more outdoor living possibilities.

Landscaped gardens and a sunny stone patio in the courtyard just to the right await summer gatherings and easy weekend mornings.

Hours of operation are 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

To learn more about the home, on the market for $925,000, contact Melony Swasey with Good Boston Living Team at Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty, 617-971-7080.