Twin Peaks

Built in 1900, the house at 242 Summer Ave. in Reading, Mass., doesn’t have an official name on the books. But it landed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 and is special for its Twin Peaks, so that’s what we’re calling it.

“This is an interesting house whose twin gables dominate the composition,” says the NHRP nomination form. “The place of the wall recedes and advances to create bays and shaded porches. At the sides, a Palladian window to the south and an open screen porch north with rounded roof and arched windows enliven the whole. First floor windows are leaded. Windows are horizontally grouped, perhaps influenced by the Prairie Style houses of F. L. Wright. “

The four bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house has 3,949 square feet and last sold for $700,000 in 2006.

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