This stately, historic and spacious 19th century colonial, a.k.a. "Frank James Sherman house", is nestled in the heart of one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Melrose. Sitting high above the street, enjoy your afternoons relaxing in the large screened porch watching the neighborhood activity below. The interior features 11 rooms with many special and period-appropriate elements including an exquisite Portugese tiled wood & coal fireplace, beautiful ceiling medallions, rosettes set in the doorway mouldings, 10" baseboards, and gorgeous and uniquely ornate radiators. The 1st floor includes a welcoming foyer w/french doors that lead to the living room, dining room, kitchen, office, 1/2 bath and mudroom. The 2nd level includes 4 bedrooms and a full bath. The private 3rd level features 2 add'l bedrooms. Located 20 min north of Boston, this home is located on the east side of Melrose, close to Bellview CC, Melrose/Wakefield hospital, local schools, and shopping/restaurants.