18 Melville Ave, Dorchester Center, MA 02124

5 beds3 baths5,788 sqft Edit

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Sold: $820,000
Sold on 06/04/14
Zestimate®: $816,144
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My Notes

The Terhune house with its magnificent columns and lotus capitals has long been a landmark in the beautiful historic Melville Park neighborhood. It features an elegant open floor plan with large entertainment-size formal first floor rooms, including an entry hall with a grand staircase, a formal living room with Tuscan columns, den, formal dining room with original paneling and coffered ceiling, butler's pantry and a spectacular kitchen with custom walnut cabs, marble counters and a center marble-top bakers island. On the second floor a large, stunning sitting room with extensive spindle work arches overlooks the staircase and rooms below. 6 bedrooms, and 2.5 newly renovated baths. A large laundry room and a paneled billiard room complete this magnificent home. High ceilings, beautiful floors (some with inlaid floor borders), and abundant architectural detail are illuminated by a lovely southern exposure. This truly elegant historic home is just 3 blocks from the Shawmut T and is a gem  More Less 


  • Lot: 0.32 acres
  • Single Family
  • Built in 1889
  • Cooling: None
  • Heating: Baseboard
  • Last sold: Jun 2014 for $820,000
  • Last sale price/sqft: $142


  • Deck
  • Fenced Yard
  • Fireplace
  • Flooring: Carpet, Concrete, Tile
  • Parking: 3 spaces
  • Security System
  • Transportation

Additional Features

  • Amenities \ Golf Course, Amenities \ Highway Access, Amenities \ Park, Amenities \ Public Transportation, Amenities \ T-Station, Amenities \ University, Appliances \ Dishwasher, Appliances \ Disposal, Appliances \ Range, Appliances \ Refrigerator, Basement \ Y, Basement Feature \ Concrete Floor, Basement Feature \ Sump Pump, Basement Feature \ Walk Out, Beach Description \ Harbor, Beach Description \ Ocean, Beach Ownership \ Public, Beachfront \ Yes, Construction \ Frame, Cooling \ None, Disclosure \ Y, Electric Feature \ 200 Amps, Electric Feature \ Circuit Breakers, Energy Features \ Storm Windows, Exterior \ Clapboard, Exterior \ Wood, Exterior Features \ Deck, Exterior Features \ Fenced Yard, Exterior Features \ Garden Area, Exterior Features \ Gutters, Flooring \ Tile, Flooring \ Wall to Wall Carpet, Foundation \ Fieldstone, Heating \ Gas, Heating \ Hot Water Baseboard, Hot Water \ Natural Gas, IdxListingOptedOut \ No, IdxOfficeOptedOut \ No, Insulation Feature \ Blown In, Insulation Feature \ Cellulose - Fiber, Interior Features \ French Doors, Interior Features \ Security System, Interior Features \ Walk-up Attic, Lead Paint \ Unknown, LENDER_OWNED \ No, Listing Alert \ No, Lot Description \ Fenced/Enclosed, Lot Description \ Level, Lot Description \ Paved Drive, Master Bath \ No, Parking Feature \ Paved Driveway, Road Type \ Paved, Road Type \ Public, Road Type \ Publicly Maint., Road Type \ Sidewalk, Roof Material \ Asphalt/Fiberglass Shingles, SEWER \ City/Town Sewer, SHORT_SALE_LENDER_APP_REQD \ No, Square Feet Source \ Public Record, Status \ Under Agreement, Style \ Antique, Style \ Colonial, Terms Feature \ Contract for Deed, Uffi \ Unknown, Utility Connections \ for Gas Range, Utility Connections \ Washer Hookup, WATER \ City/Town Water, Waterfront \ No, Year Built Descrp \ Approximate, Year Built Source \ Public Record

Appliances Included

  • Dishwasher
  • Range / Oven
  • Washer

Room Types

  • Breakfast nook
  • Dining room
  • Family room
  • Laundry room
  • Library
  • Office
  • Pantry
  • Workshop


  • Roof type: Asphalt
  • Room count: 13
  • Stories: 2
  • Structure type: Colonial
  • Unit count: 1


  • Floor size: 5,788 sqft
  • Last remodel year: 2009
  • Laundry: In Unit
  • Parcel #: W:17 P:00969 S:000
  • Zillow Home ID: 59107440

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Zillow predicts South Dorchester home values will rise 2.6% next year, compared to a 1.6% rise for Boston as a whole. Among South Dorchester homes, this home is valued 118.2% more than the midpoint (median) home, but is valued 43.4% less per square foot.

Foreclosures will be a factor impacting home values in the next several years. In South Dorchester, the number of foreclosures waiting to be sold is 82.5% higher than in Boston, and 6.2% lower than the national average. This higher local number may prevent South Dorchester home values from rising as quickly as other regions in Boston.

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