For less than a million dollars, a vibrant Victorian in Hyde Park

Kelly Garrity – Boston.com correspondent

April 21, 2022 9:33 a.m.

From the outside, the property with white and black shutters 87, rue de l’Enfant in Hyde Park looks like any other antique home in the city, albeit a bit more substantial at 4,395 square feet.

Once through the lilac-hued double front doors, the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is anything but ordinary. Owned by the late artist Enrico “Henry” Pinardi and his wife, Gayle White, the museum-like single-family home is filled with paintings, sculptures, masks, decorative crucifixes and even a room with floor-to-ceiling shelves overflowing with antiques. dolls.

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Pinardi, who died last year due to complications from COVID-19, was known for incorporating historical and religious symbols into his surreal work, some of which can be seen throughout the house. Although the art won’t be sold with the house, interested buyers may be able to purchase pieces that pique their interest, as most are slated for auction or sale at an estate sale, according to the listing agent. Andrea Laddof Focus Immobilier.

Art aside, the Victorian-style house has plenty of character. The first floor living room features bright turquoise walls with floor-to-ceiling built-in shelving, a decorative fireplace, and a set of French doors that lead to one of the property’s three covered porches. Across the hall, light pink-purple walls are bathed in natural light from all the floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors that lead to another covered porch.

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The vibrant color palette continues with bright red walls, cabinets and built-ins in the kitchen with dining area. The counters are made of wood and there is plenty of additional storage space in the large walk-in pantry.

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On the second floor, the sellers used three of the rooms as bedrooms and two as living rooms, although all five are listed as bedrooms on the floor plan. Each of the three bedrooms has a closet and a door connects the two living rooms to each other. The white tub, toilet, mirror and pedestal sink stand out against the bright pink walls of the bathroom on this level.

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For the budding or veteran artist, there is plenty of studio space. Much of the third floor served as workspace for Gayle, an upholsterer artist, while Pinardi worked in the three-story carriage house.

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The 0.32 acre lot includes a large grassy yard. The property hit the market on April 19 for $999,000. It is located less than half a mile from Smith Pond Playground and less than a quarter mile from the Hyde Park MBTA stop. Take the virtual tour hereor view the house in person at the Open House on Thursday, April 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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