Renovations create showcase home on Hillside Rd

SOLD for $545,000!  Extensive renovations and a new addition in 2013 have created a modern showcase home at 143 Hillside Road in Franklin, MA. And the house still has the antique charm of Old New England! Located in the highly sought-after Hillside neighborhood of Franklin. Walk to Franklin’s downtown commuter rail station, Town Common, Public Library and Downtown Franklin!

Beautiful kitchen

143 Hillside Road Franklin MA 02038

The gorgeous custom kitchen was installed in 2013 and features over $50,000 of improvements.  The cherry cabinets with granite counter tops and backsplash have under/upper lighting, and soft close full extension drawers.

The 19 inch x 19 inch porcelain tile flooring is heated by a hot water radiant system.  Stainless steel appliances include a Kenmore Elite 6-burner gas cooktop with custom backsplash, Kenmore Elite vent hood and an extra large stainless steel sink with touch-free faucet.. 


Recessed and pendant lighting complete this fine kitchen.

Half bath and pantry

There’s a tile half bath and huge pantry behind kitchen. 

The pantry is graced by a historic refinished barn door on an antique iron track, and has 25 feet of adjustable wooden shelving and a cherry cabinet with counter top.

Formal dining and family rooms

The attractive formal dining room’s decorative upgrades include 4 inch oak hardwood with inlay, as well as baseboard and crown molding, and a chair rail.  

The family room features a custom built-in entertainment center with the home’s original leaded glass doors.

1st floor office

You’ll find versatile space in the 1st floor office! 

This room has a beautiful coffered ceiling with recessed lights.  The custom built-in bookcase and glass pocket doors make a statement of refined elegance.

Interactive floor plan

Follow the hotlink in the image above or at right for an innovative high tech floor plan for 143 Hillside Road.  Photos are embedded into the floor plan, so as you go through each room on the plan, you can use the icons to see how each room looks.  Not only that, there is also a furniture placement feature, allowing you to size and place furniture pieces into any room in the home!

Contact Warren Reynolds with questions about this home or to make an appointment to get inside!

2nd floor living area

Up the original wood stairs are 3 bedrooms, each with their own full bath, and a 2nd floor laundry.

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The 14 ft by 14 ft master bedroom features tiger maple hardwood floors, two walk-in closets and a beautiful tray ceiling. 

There are even USB outlets in this room!

Master bath

The master bath is exceptional!  Forced hot water radiant heat in the floor keeps you warm and comfortable while saving valuable space.

The striking tile shower has decorative travertine stone with slate inlay and accents and rubbed bronze rain shower with 3 shower heads. 

There’s also a separate jetted tub. The double vanities have granite countertops. 

Views of the other two bedrooms and full baths

There are two additional bedrooms on the 2nd floor.

Each has its own en suite full bath.

Updates to structure, mechanical systems and utilities

Sellers’ updates to the home include a 2013 rear addition (which added the new kitchen, side porch and new space on the 2nd story).  Also new in 2013 were: new 30 year architectural shingle roof with new underlay sheathing; new HardiePlank siding with PVC trim, new 10 zone hot water radiant and radiator heating . . .

. . . new electrical and plumbing, and Anderson new construction windows.

One of a kind rear yard

Last, but certainly not least, is the rear yard’s stupendous outdoor entertainment area!  Behind the detached garage is a custom built outdoor kitchen with water, electrical and communications service, refrigerator bay, sink,  2 built-in grills  (charcoal and gas), built-in burner,  and a TV mount.

The yard has an impressive stone patio and area for a fire stand bordered by a pretty rock wall.  The yard has underground electric service for lighting and entertainment equipment.  Pretty water fountain and charming hand-built pirate ship playset included!

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