Monday, July 16, 2012

Deacon Elijah Perry Homestead in Bourne MA offered for sale

The oldest continuously occupied home in Bourne, the Deacon Elijah Perry Homestead, is being offered for sale, for $365,000 by Decoy Realty, Ltd. This home was actually built for a young Caleb Perry and his bride in 1723. It originally consisted of 2 front rooms, a borning room, and a kitchen with large cooking hearth and bake oven.

Ell on back of home
The home remained in the Perry family for 5 generations until Ezekial Thatcher purchased the property in 1830.  He held it for only 2 years before selling it to father and son, Perez and Seth Burgess.  Mr. Burgess brought his young wife to the home and added another kitchen with fireplace and brick oven.  When he brought his mother to live there, he added an ell with 4 additional rooms.

Today the house is a charming 10 room rambling cottage with 4 fireplaces and 2 stairways. It sits on 1.61 acres and backs up to conservation land which helps it retain its feel of yesteryear. A rare opportunity to own an historic gem on Cape Cod.  For more information on this home:  MLS Listing sheet

beautiful mantel, original doors and latches