Impeccably maintained and well-loved by its one owner, the home at 46 Holmes St. conveys the style and warmth expected of a traditional New England colonial. Comfortable spaces combined with time-honored design make it ideal for a new owner in search of a special home in Needham.

Alison Borrelli of Century 21 Commonwealth is listing this four-bedroom, two-full and one half-bath home with more than 3,000 square feet of living space for $1,395,000.

In this family-friendly neighborhood where kids walk to elementary and middle schools or Needham High, the white home accented with gray shutters and trim fits right in. Its quick commute to the Hersey Commuter Rail and Route 128 adds further value to the desirable location.

The home sits back from the street, behind a leafy tree and manicured lawn. Flowering plants, a perimeter of mature trees, and towering shrubs surround the parcel of land.

A brick walkway leads from the driveway, along the front of the home, to the stoop. Sidelights and a cheerful red front door open to the roomy foyer and customary front staircase. Hardwoods and recessed lighting span most of the first floor.

To the left, French doors open to an elegant study or home office. On the right, the living room establishes the circular flow of the first floor as it opens to the formal dining room detailed with wainscoting and crown molding.

While immaculately kept, the kitchen’s cherry-stained cabinets, Corian counters, KitchenAid refrigerator, dishwasher, double wall ovens, and cooktop range could be updated and refreshed to reflect personalized tastes. The nearby breakfast area provides casual dining space as it opens to a brick patio through sliding doors.

In the professionally landscaped backyard, there is a clear-cut span of lawn for outdoor entertaining. Behind it, a sloping hill of tall rhododendrons extends into a wooded area that establishes privacy.

On the other side of the breakfast area, a sunny family room features a cathedral ceiling, brick surround fireplace with slate mantel, and several windows. It sits next to a versatile space that could function as a mudroom or pantry. It provides access to a two-car garage.

A half-bath with pedestal sink leads back around to the foyer and staircase.

On the second floor, two carpeted bedrooms extend right from the landing. One overlooks the front, the second, the back. Both feature closets. At the front of the home, there is a sitting area that provides access to the unfinished walk-up attic. There’s ample room for finishing this space off for a playroom or den.

The family bath with tub/shower and vanity and another bedroom sit along a hallway. Having the laundry room on this floor makes the chore of washing and drying that much easier.

At the other end of the hall, the well-appointed master suite opens to a freshly carpeted floor, cathedral ceiling and two closets. A sunny alcove provides a quiet place to read and relax. Its accompanying tiled master bath includes a corner air jet tub, a walk-in shower, double vanity and a linen closet.

The unfinished lower level offers space for storage or could be finished off to provide additional living space.

Please contact Alison Borrelli of Century 21 Commonwealth at 617-257-3012 or alisonborrelli@gmail.com for information and open house schedule.