New two-bedroom Cape gets a crisp, modern look

New two-bedroom Cape gets a crisp, modern look

Home Buying

Wilmington single-family offers two bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a finished lower level, and must-see lighting.

A angled view of the Home of the Week: A gray, dormered Cape with a bright yellow front door and brick front steps.
Our Home of the Week pick, a newly built Wilmington single-family, sits on 0.14 of an acre.

Home of the Week: 9 Carter Lane, Wilmington


Style Modified Cape

Year built 2023

Square feet 2,200

Bedrooms 2

Baths 3 full, 1 half

Sewer/Water Private/public

Taxes $10,744 (estimated)

It’s seven steps up the stairway to reach the bright yellow door that beckons to the interior of this Cape-style home built just this year. The house, with a single-car garage tucked underneath, is centered on a 0.14-acre lot.

Stepping through that yellow door leads to an open floor plan for the kitchen, dining, and living areas totaling 781 square feet. The flooring here is hardwood, as is the case for much of the upper levels of this home. The front hallway flows first into the kitchen and then shifts to the left for the living room and to the right for the dining room.

The 221-square-foot kitchen has a dark gray island with seating for four, two striped pendant lights hanging above it, and a quartz counter with the appearance of marble. The kitchen is a contrast of black and white: The white Shaker-style cabinets extend to the ceiling, and the uppers and lowers are nestled between an attractive black subway tile backsplash. The sink sits under two casement windows and features a black faucet. The appliances, including the gas stove and hood, are stainless steel. There’s a half bath off the kitchen with gray cabinetry and a black faucet.

A longways view of a kitchen with a gray island with a light-colored countertop, white cabinets with black handles, a dark glass tile backsplash, and two pendant lights with shades that look like straps of wood.
The kitchen features white Shaker-style cabinets, an island with gray cabinetry and a quartz top, and stainless steel appliances. – Madore Photography

The kitchen flows into the living room, the largest space in the house at 364 square feet. Natural light is from three windows, but the strongest visual feature is the electric fireplace. The flames are encased in a long glass rectangle, and the entire fireplace itself is framed by shiplap painted a charcoal color. Just to the right, a slider opens to a deck attached to the left side of the house, where a stairway connects to a paving stone patio. The room has recessed lighting and a ceiling light with a striped drum shade that looks like a ship’s decking.

A view of a fireplace that extends to the ceiling. It is electric with a long, narrow glass screen. The fireplace is clad in a charcoal-colored material. The room has recessed lighting and hardwood flooring, and one can see a drum-shade light fixture, a slider, kitchen cabinetry, and a window in the background.
The living room features an electric fireplace, hardwood flooring, and recessed lighting. – Madore Photography
A view of a deick with white railings and a gray paver patio.
The deck off the living room leads to a paver patio. – Madore Photography

The dining room features a design change that helps define its use. There is waist-high board-and batten wainscoting generating a sense of formality the other rooms do not provide. That food is part of the room’s purpose is proved by the installation of a beverage refrigerator and custom shelving for a serving platter display. A black iron fixture with candle-like lighting hangs at the room’s center.

A room with waist-high board-and-batten wainscoting, gray upper walls, and a beverage center with upper and lower cabinetry. The upper cabinetry has glass doors.
The dining room features board-and-batten wainscoting and a beverage center. – Madore Photography

The second level is host to the primary suite, the second bedroom, a full bath, an office, and a laundry closet.

The primary suite is 288 square feet and offers three windows, a central disc light fixture with a black overlay that looks like leaves, a deep walk-in closet, and a full bath with a single vanity (the quartz countertop is long, so leave your hair dryer out), porcelain tile flooring, and a shower/tub combination with black fixtures and a white subway tile backsplash.

A room with light-colored walls; three windows, including one set in a dormer; a closet with black hardware, and a disc-shaped light with an overlay of black leaves.
Light pours in from a dormer window in the primary bedroom. – Madore Photography
a bathroom with white cabinetry, white walls, white countertops, and a tub/shower combination with a white subway tile surround. The fixtures and handles are black.
The primary suite bath has a long single vanity and a tub/shower combination with a white subway tile backsplash. – Madore Photography

The second bedroom is 132 square feet and features a pair of windows snuggled between the internal framing of the dormered Cape roof line. A light with a drum shade sits at its center.

The full bath offers porcelain tile flooring, a single vanity with a quartz countertop, and a shower/bath combination with a subway tile backsplash.

The lower level is finished and benefits from natural light from three large windows. The flooring is porcelain tile. The final full bath is a shower-only with a white subway tile backsplash, a single vanity with a quartz counter, and porcelain tile flooring.

A room with a small window, chair rail molding, wide gray porcelain tile flooring, recessed lighting, and white walls.
The basement is finished with porcelain tile flooring. – Madore Photography

Jonathan Parker of The Parker Group at RE/Max Encore in Wilmington has the listing. As of press time, an offer had been accepted on this property. Visit Boston/realestate to search the latest listings.

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