Residence of the Week: Farmside house harvests historical past with a aspect of contemporary kitchen
12 months constructed 1790
Sq. toes 2,214
Baths 2 full, 1 half
Taxes $9,107 (2022)
This 1790 Colonial Farmhouse was in such disrepair that the proprietor referred to as it a “squirrel rental.” On condition that actual property is all about location, location, location, then this property’s setting abutting historic Arrowhead Farm and close to Maudslay State Park in Newburyport was a giant win for the critters.
However no extra. Prior house owners spent years rebuilding the house and placed on an addition (in 2010).
As soon as owned by the Moulton household, the proprietors of Arrowhead for generations, the house will get proper all the way down to enterprise or pleasure from the get-go: The lobby affords entry to a library/household room with built-ins on the appropriate and the lounge on the left. Tough-hewn beams cross the ceilings in each rooms and hook up with the house’s authentic rough-hewn framing. The areas additionally include 4 home windows and red-brick fireplaces: The fireside within the library/household room has a black gasoline insert framed by a white picket mantel, whereas the lounge one homes a free-standing cast-iron gasoline range.
A half tub, simply off the lounge, affords a contemporary contact: a wall-mounted white porcelain trough sink.
The flooring all through the home on each ranges is wide-planked pine however with an espresso tint.
The lounge flows into an expansive aspect entry (136 sq. toes), which is one step down and homes the steps to the second ground. The aspect entry connects to the formal eating room, as does the library/household room. The eating room has a drum shade mild fixture at its middle, a pantry, and three home windows.
The ultimate room on this ground combines the historic with the present. The kitchen has a tall, angled ceiling bisected by a rough-hewn beam that brings continuity with the remainder of the house to the design. The cupboards are white, the counter tops are black soapstone, the home equipment are stainless-steel, and the backsplash is white subway tiles. There’s a white farmhouse sink, and consistent with the aesthetic, a few of the cupboards have wire-screen doorways. An island with a wooden high supplies seating for 2. Two globe pendant lights dangle overhead.
There’s extra room to dine on the nook banquette, which sits underneath a financial institution of home windows. The image body molding on the backrest provides a historic contact, whereas the pink cushion affords a welcome pop of colour.
The house’s three bedrooms and two baths are on the second ground. The proprietor bed room is 213 sq. toes and includes a vaulted ceiling with uncovered beams, 4 home windows, and a walk-in closet with a window. The wood-burning fire with a white mantel provides to the consolation of the room.
The en-suite lavatory includes a console sink; grey porcelain tile in a contemporary vertical stack; and a bathtub/bathe mixture behind a curtain. The flooring is ceramic tile.
The flooring in all the bedrooms is a wide-planked pine.
The bed room throughout the corridor from the proprietor suite is a scant quantity smaller (191 sq. toes) and has 5 home windows, a hearth with a white picket mantel, and visually dramatic beams that cross a vaulted ceiling.
The ultimate bed room (122 sq. toes) has three home windows however not one of the dramatic beam work.
The principle full tub affords a single vainness with a protracted, black quartz counter, a bathtub/bathe mixture behind a curtain, and a white hexagonal tile ground.
The home sits on a 0.47-acre lot.
Wendy Willis of the Willis & Smith Group at Keller Williams Realty Evolution is the itemizing agent.
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