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The humble 19th-century center-entrance Colonial can still make us swoon, no matter how many we’ve seen.

The buttery, sunshine-y yellow Charles R. Cook House in Hingham is a particularly delightful iteration of the genre. Located at 640 Main St. in Hingham’s Glad Tidings Historic District, the residence received an expertly restrained renovation in 2022 — enhancing where needed while allowing the home’s intrinsic character to breathe.

This careful balancing act yields a wonderfully proportioned home that’s modern-ish enough to appeal to today’s busy families without feeling like a museum or worse, a lab. You don’t have to look very hard to find the modern conveniences — a custom mudroom with closets and cubbies, spacious laundry room, and all-new heating and cooling systems.

Standing out from the many updates, the home’s epic new eat-in kitchen boasts a striking ILVE range, marble-topped island and custom cabinetry.

But in between gleaming hardwood floors, elevated fixtures and fresh paint, it’s the vintage details that make this home special. Brick fireplace hearths with wide mantles, millwork and built-ins throughout add a spark of personality to each room.

Coming in at more than 4,800 square feet, there is a ton of room in the six-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom home and even more outside — 640 Main St. sits on nearly an acre of land. Warmer months can be enjoyed on the home’s extensive outdoor space, which includes a patio, shaded sitting area and lush, flat backyard.

Open house hours will take place Monday, June 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. To learn more about the property, on the market for $2,149,000, contact Ashley Brennan with Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, 781-844-5302.

640 Main Street, Hingham, MA
640 Main Street, Hingham, MA

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