THIS WEEKEND OPEN HOUSES ARE CANCELED. SELLER HAS ACCEPTED AN OFFER. Understated Elegance best describes this stylishly renovated 1891 Colonial nestled on a most sought-after street of this prime Watertown neighborhood.The transformation of 71 Russell Ave. seamlessly blends state of the art renovation and artistic touches to the quality and feel of the 19th century era. Oversized new windows and skylights bathe designed rooms in natural light. High ceilings, hardwood floors, architectural custom spaces and built-ins abound. A European-style kitchen adjoins a lovely dining area and front living room with lots of glass. The gem of a large living area/office/studio surprises you, enjoying privacy over the beautifully landscaped property and native plants, with direct access to the yard and garage. The middle floor has three large bedrooms, an office/nursery and full bath. The top floor is a sun-filled primary suite. A meticulously clean basement.