Home of the Week: Littleton retreat features bedrooms with decks

It straddles two towns, Littleton and Westford, and is known by two names: Forge Pond and Lake Matawanakee. Whatever you want to call it, this body of water is plunging into fall. The trees along its shore are changing color, signaling that it is time to put away the kayaks and sharpen your ice skates.

The A-frame home featured here, one of three on a crushed-stone road, sits next to an inlet. The street-side view of this house is eye-catching, with its sharply angled roof and white railings and trim, which stand out against the light brown siding.

The entry opens into a mudroom with a white ceramic tile floor and a high ceiling. To the left, a hallway skirts past a half bath with Nantucket bead-board wainscot before leading to the main living area. The interior is framed by thick beams painted white counterpointed by a ceiling of planked, knotty wood.

The first level is the widest in the house, given that it forms the base of the triangle. The kitchen area occupies the street side of this level and has a white ceramic tile floor, oak cabinets, and stainless-steel appliances, including an electric stove. An island offers more cabinet space and seating for at least two.

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The tile gives way to oak flooring in the living room, which features wooden sliders to a deck and an unobstructed view of the inlet and the lake.

The second floor is reached by a wide stairwell between the kitchen and living room. Up here there are two bedrooms and a full bath. Shaped like a trapezoid, the full bath has a tub/shower combo with a white subway tile surround, a single vanity, and blue ceramic tile floor.

The master bedroom, found on the lake side, has a cedar closet and a set of sliders to a deck with a wooden railing. The second bedroom, on the street side, has its own deck. Both bedrooms are carpeted.

The third floor is the home’s smallest level. The apex of the A-frame, it’s sloping walls pinch inward. The space houses two rooms similar in size. One is used as a bedroom.

The basement is unfinished and holds the laundry. The owner is downsizing and leaving all of appliances behind, including the new washer and dryer.

The property comes with a detached two-bay garage with finished rooms on the upper level. A freight train line parallels the property.

The listing agent, Cheryl Cowley of Cowley Associates Real Estate in Littleton, will host an open house on Sunday, Oct. 21, from noon to 2 p.m.

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