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Stately Greek revival with its own dock on Arlington’s Spy Pond retails for $1.4 million

The house dating from 1880 includes the original wraparound porches

A three-story, square house with porches on the edge of a pond.
The bones of the three-level house date from 1880.
Photos via Century 21

The 12-room, 3,401-square-foot Greek revival at 244 Pleasant Street in Arlington has a lot to recommend it.

That size and scope, for one thing. It also retains the wraparound porches, the fireplace mantels, and the molding from its circa-1880 origin. And the house has an au pair/in-law suite on its lower level, complete with porches (plural). There are five bedrooms; and, although it’s rustic in location, it’s close to Route 2 for a relatively straight shot into Boston.

But the thing that really pops with 244 Pleasant is its own dock on Spy Pond. That and everything else means the house does not come cheap: It’s asking $1.399 million, or $411 a square foot, through Century 21. Though, to be fair, that sum would be about average in Boston proper for a place this size. The average price per square foot for Boston houses is $413, according to the latest stats.

One final note: There are no conventional open houses for 244 Pleasant, but rather private showings by appointment—and a virtual tour. This is part and parcel of the rapid changes to real estate showings in Greater Boston due to the novel coronavirus.

A sunroom with furniture.
There’s a sunroom.
A kitchen with a table and two chairs as well as an island.
There are granite countertops in the kitchen.
A porch with furniture and overlooking a pond.
The house comes with multiple porches, most with water views.
A dining room with a table and chairs and a filled-in fireplace.
That mantel behind the table dates from the 1880s.
A bedroom with a bed and a chest next to it.
The house has the potential for five bedrooms.
A long, downward path toward a short boat dock on a pond.
And the dock...