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185 E Foster St
Melrose, MA 02176

  • 4 beds
  • 3.5 baths
  • 2,500 sqft
  • 5,724 sqft lot
  • $387 per sqft
  • 1910 build
  • on site

Introducing 185 East Foster Street. This incredible home is a mixture of exterior Victorian charm and interior modern amenities. This fully renovated home has been taken down to the studs and an entire third floor of living space added! The main floor features an expansive foyer that leads to an open concept living and dining room perfect for entertaining, an eat-in kitchen, and a 1/2 bath. A gorgeous staircase leads to a second floor that includes two large bedrooms, a full bath, laundry room, and a primary suite with a large walk-in closet and full bath. The third floor has the 4th and 5th bedroom/office and a full bathroom. The basement includes a fitness area, storage, and the potential for a finished space. Don't forget the backyard fit with a storage shed, maintenance free composite deck, and a large green space. There is truly nothing to do but move in. Welcome Home.

MLSPIN logo Listing courtesy of MLSPIN / Stephen Patenaude / Century 21 North East

Last checked: Checking… • Last updated Oct 16, 2021 •

MLS# 72908352 —

Amenities & Taxes

The Building

Year Built:
1910
Year Built Source:
Public Record
Year Built Description:
Actual
Construction:
Frame
Style:
Colonial
Roof:
Asphalt/Fiberglass Shingles
Exterior:
Clapboard, Wood
Exterior Features:
Porch - Screened, Deck - Composite, Balcony, Gutters, Storage Shed, Screens, Fenced Yard
Yes
Basement:
Basement Feature:
Bulkhead, Concrete Floor, Unfinished Basement
Foundation:
Fieldstone
Insulation:
Full, Polyurethane Foam
Square Feet:
2500
Square Feet Source:
Public Record

Interior

Interior Features:
Security System, Cable Available, Internet Available - Broadband
Kitchen:
Flooring - Hardwood, Dining Area, Recessed Lighting, Stainless Steel Appliances, Gas Stove
Number of Rooms:
9
Living Room:
Fireplace, Flooring - Hardwood, Recessed Lighting, Crown Molding
Living Room Level:
First Floor
Kitchen Level:
First Floor
Dining Room:
Flooring - Hardwood, Recessed Lighting, Lighting - Overhead, Crown Molding
Dining Room Level:
First Floor
Other Room:
Foyer
Other Room Level:
First Floor
Other Room 2 Level:
First Floor
Other Room 3 Name:
Bathroom
Other Room 3 Description:
Bathroom - Full, Flooring - Stone/Ceramic Tile, Lighting - Sconce, Lighting - Overhead
Other Room 3 Level:
Third Floor
Other Room 4 Description:
Ceiling - Vaulted, Closet, Flooring - Hardwood, Lighting - Overhead, Closet - Double
Other Room 4 Level:
Third Floor
Other:
Closet, Flooring - Hardwood, Lighting - Overhead, Crown Molding
Other 2:
Closet, Flooring - Stone/Ceramic Tile, Exterior Access, Recessed Lighting
Other 2:
Mud Room
Other Room:
Office
Fireplaces:
1
Laundry:
Flooring - Stone/Ceramic Tile, Dryer Hookup - Gas, Washer Hookup, Lighting - Overhead
Laundry Level:
Second Floor
Flooring:
Tile, Hardwood
Lead Paint:
Unknown

Room Dimensions

Living Room:
10X13
Dining Room:
12X14
Kitchen:
13X13
Master Bed Room:
12X12
Bedroom 2:
9X12
Bedroom 3:
11X12
Bathroom 2:
10X10
Bedroom 4:
10X12
Bathroom 1:
3X6
Bathroom 3:
5X11
Laundry:
6X6
Other Room 1:
14X10
Other Room 2:
6X4
Other Room 3:
8X7
Other Room 4:
10X10

Financial & Terms

Price Per SqFt:
$387.96
Price Per SqFt:
$387.96
Assessed Value:
$866,800
Warranty:
No
Status:
Contingent

Location

Directions:
Main Street to East Foster
Longitude:
-71.056973
Latitude:
42.455460

The Property

Property Type:
Single Family
Single Family:
Detached
Lot Description:
Paved Drive, Fenced/Enclosed
Approximate Acres:
0.13
Approximate Lot Size:
5,724 Sqft
Parcel Nr:
M:0E7 P:0000055
Beachfront Flag:
No
Year Round:
Yes
Zoning:
Ura
Road Type:
Public, Paved, Sidewalk

Listing Agent

Contact info:

Taxes

Tax ID:
655842
Tax Year:
2021
Taxes:
$9,491

Beds

Total Bedrooms:
4
Bedroom 2 Level:
Second Floor
Master Level:
Second Floor
Bedroom 2:
Ceiling Fan(s), Flooring - Hardwood, Lighting - Overhead, Closet - Double
Bedroom 3:
Ceiling Fan(s), Flooring - Hardwood, Lighting - Overhead, Closet - Double
Bedroom 3 Level:
Second Floor
Bedroom 4:
Ceiling Fan(s), Ceiling - Vaulted, Closet, Flooring - Hardwood, Lighting - Overhead, Closet - Double
Bedroom 4 Level:
Third Floor

Baths

Master Bath:
Master Bath included
Full Baths:
3
Half Baths:
1
Master Bath:
Full, Ceiling Fan(s), Closet - Walk-in, Flooring - Hardwood, Balcony / Deck, Recessed Lighting, Lighting - Overhead
Main Bathroom:
Half, Flooring - Stone/Ceramic Tile, Recessed Lighting, Lighting - Sconce, Pedestal Sink, Pocket Door
Second Bathroom:
Full, Double Vanity/Sink, Flooring - Stone/Ceramic Tile, Lighting - Sconce, Lighting - Overhead
Bathroom 1 Level:
First Floor
Bathroom 2 Level:
Second Floor
Bathroom 3 Level:
Second Floor
Bathroom 3 Description:
Full, Double Vanity/Sink, Flooring - Stone/Ceramic Tile, Lighting - Sconce, Lighting - Overhead

The Listing

Short Sale Approved:
No
Buyer's Brokerage Compensation:
2.25%

Heating & Cooling

Heating:
3
Heating:
Central Heat, Gas
Cooling:
Central Air
Cooling:
3

Utilities

Utility Connections:
Gas Range, Electric Dryer, Washer Hookup, Icemaker
Energy Features:
Insulated Windows, Insulated Doors, Prog. Thermostat
Electric Feature:
200 Amps
Water:
City/Town Water
Water Heater:
Natural Gas, Tankless
Sewer:
City/Town Sewer

Appliances

Appliances:
Disposal, Microwave, Refrigerator - ENERGY STAR, Dryer - ENERGY STAR, Dishwasher - ENERGY STAR, Washer - ENERGY STAR, Range - ENERGY STAR

Schools

Elementary School:
Winthrop
Middle School:
Melrose Middle
High School:
MHS

The Community

Adult Community:
No
Amenities:
Public Transportation, Shopping, Park, Golf Course, Highway Access, Public School, T-Station
HOA:
No

Parking

Parking Feature:
Off-Street, Tandem, Paved Driveway
Parking Spaces:
3

Schools

Rating Details

Winthrop Elementary School

  • Public
  • K-5
  • 0.3 mi

Hoover Elementary School

  • Public
  • K-5
  • 0.5 mi

Melrose High School

  • Public
  • 9-12
  • 0.8 mi

Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School

  • Public
  • 6-8
  • 0.8 mi

Lincoln Elementary School

  • Public
  • K-5
  • 0.8 mi

GreatSchools scores are based on a scale from 1 to 10, where 10 is above average.

The school service areas are not definitive and should only be used as guidance. GreatSchools Ratings provided by www.greatschools.org

Monthly cost estimate

185 E Foster St

Asking price

$969,900

Expense Monthly cost
Mortgage

$3,419

Taxes $790
Insurance $266
Utilities $352 See report
Total $4,827/mo.*
*This is an estimate

Flood Risk

This property has minimal flood risk

This property has a . Although flood risks across the country are changing because of the environment, this property is unlikely to flood over the next 30 years.

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Sale history

Date Event Source Price % Change
10/16/21
Sold Subject To Contingencies MLSPIN $969,900
10/14/21
Listed / Active MLSPIN $969,900
2/24/17
Listed / Active MLSPIN

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