An unexpected retreat in the heart of the South End set high on a hill with access to the South Mill Pond. You will be astonished to find what hides behind the walls of hedges. This 18th Century hip roof colonial is one of the rare larger homes in this neighborhood, the perfect blend of antique character & modern amenities. Original features include gunstock corners, crown moldings, wainscoting, wood floors & elegant fireplace mantels. Modern improvements include updated kitchen & baths. Air conditioned family room overlooks the stunning garden oasis. Gracious living room offers fireplace with gas insert. Formal dining room with bay window & built in curved window seat! Many options for living include three bedrooms, master with en-suite bath plus 1st floor office or possible bedroom. Finished walk-out lower level offers mud room & office space. Storage abounds in basement & attic plus tons of closets. High ceilings - all hard to find details in an older home. Plan a garden party or even a wedding in the beautifully landscaped & incredibly private garden boasting mature perennials that bloom throughout the season, lush grassy area & grape arbor with grapes! Deeded off-street parking for 2 cars plus overflow for guests - important for your front row seat to the fireworks! This single family home is a free standing condo sharing only the driveway, guest parking & access to the South Mill Pond. Walking distance to downtown, farmers market, Prescott Park, pool! See 3D Tour!