Welcome to the Skillen house (c.1880), located in the historic Highland area of Reading. Situated perfectly within walking distance to downtown, shops, restaurants, library and the Commuter Rail T Station to Boston, this meticulously restored & updated home offers a fine blend of original features and designer upgrades for today's lifestyle. Original molding, stained glass, ceiling medallions, hardwood floors, 3 fireplaces (including an original 1860's Rumford fireplace) complement the brand new dream kitchen & 3 new designer baths. High efficiency heating and cooling systems with on-demand high efficiency hot water. Entertain in the 1st floor family room offering space for intimate or large gatherings. Upstairs you will find the master bedroom suite complete with a fireplace and spa-like bath plus 3 additional bedrooms. Outside the landscaping, stone wall, beautiful granite patio & one car garage offer the perfect balance of space and privacy.