529 Elm Street

This charming 1958 home, located across the street from Ludlow’s lovely park, is much larger than it appears. You enter into a living room, which is accessorized with a wonderful mix of art and objects, including quite a few that subtly reference the owner’s beloved Harry Potter books (see if you can spot these items). Through the dining room and kitchen (to be renovated next year), is a former three-season porch that has been turned into a very comfortable family room. Keep going and you will find their big 2018 project: the backyard living area, which includes a huge outdoor fireplace, raised deck with planter boxes (how do they get the plants to grow so well?), covered porch and grassy seating area. Attached to the garage is a bonus space that they plan to turn into a master bedroom suite. For now, their bedroom is one of two tucked into the eaves upstairs. The owners’ comfortable furniture and fun and quirky collections make the home a welcoming, personalized retreat from the busy world.