The humble 19th-century mid-entry Colonial can still make us swoon, no matter how many times we’ve seen it.
The butter-and-sunny Charles R. Cook house in Hingham is a particularly delightful iteration of the genre. Located at 640 Main Street in the historic Glad Tidings neighborhood of Hingham, the residence underwent an expert renovation in 2022, upgrading it where needed while allowing the home’s intrinsic character to breathe.
This careful balance results in a wonderfully proportioned home that is modern enough to appeal to today’s busy families without feeling like a museum or worse, a laboratory. You don’t have to search hard to find the modern conveniences – a custom mudroom with closets and lockers, a spacious laundry room and brand new heating and air conditioning systems.
Standing out from the many updates, the home’s epic new kitchen features a striking ILVE range, marble island and custom cabinetry.
But between the gleaming hardwood floors, elevated light fixtures, and fresh paint, it’s the vintage details that make this home special. Brick fireplace hearths with wide mantels, joinery and built-ins add a touch of personality to every room.
At over 4,800 square feet, there’s a ton of space in the six-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom home, and even more outside — 640 Main St. sits on nearly an acre of ground. The warmer months can be enjoyed on the home’s expansive outdoor space, which includes a patio, shaded seating area, and lush, flat backyard.
Open house hours will be on Monday, June 27, from 4-6 p.m. To learn more about the property, on the market for $2,149,000, contact Ashley Brennan of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, 781-844-5302.