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Old Town is as natural an environment for expressive new-builds as any, but one still doesn't expect to find one on a short block of traditional cookie-cutter homes bracketed by public housing at Sedgwick and "L" tracks and a school to the east. Still, the Wells Street shopping and dining corridor is two blocks away (w/ brand-new Plum Market & Intelligentsia). And besides, you can lead a fulfilling life just camping out in this audacious abode, designed by Isabela Gould and two young architects in 2006 (see Crain's article). New to market, the four-bed, 3.5-bath "multi-level masterpiece" boasts 4,500 square feet, a huge great room with 14-foot ceilings and a towering fireplace, open kitchen, mezzanine, floating staircase, radiant heated floors, and a master bedroom with large balcony. Out back there's a patio with a rather porous canopy (fully intended), a small garden space, and a 2-car garage. Never before listed for sale, the initial asking price is $2.599M.
·Listing: 323 W Evergreen Ave. [Coldwell Banker]
·Playful stair uplifts family [Crain's]