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.