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Sun-filled delight in South End

BY BARBARA FORSTER
CORRESPONDENT

 

Based on location alone, this single family home at 3 Lawrence St., nestled between the best of the South End and Back Bay on a delightful street with sequentially numbered addresses, has bragging rights to spare.

 

The original style Mansard slate roof with fish-scale cut tiles and the deep-set front entry with granite steps ratchets up curb appeal, too. And that’s before the original front door, which has been refurbished, even opens.

 

This 1865 gem was totally and beautifully renovated right down to the brick five years ago, but what makes this house truly special is inside. Here, a modern interpretation of traditional 19th century elements has created a timeless ambiance.

 

The examples are many. Gorgeous three-inch oak flooring and double-glazed Jeld-Wen wood windows (classic two-over-two) are installed throughout the house. Double crown molding and bump boards, which

 

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