Thursday, October 5, 2017

Open House, Sunday Oct 8th Noon to 2 PM - 11 Water St., Sandwich, MA

11 Water St., Sandwich, MA, listed by Nancy Muccini, Kinlin Grover
Offered at $775,000, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths
Nancy Muccini, a friend and colleague of ours at Kinlin Grover, has this wonderful listing right in the heart of Sandwich village that I'd like to share with you.  The home has a lengthy history, having been built in 1750 by Benjamin Fessenden, Jr. and his sister Ruth, who owned the public house on Main St. (now known as the Dan'l Webster Inn).

At times, we work with clients who love the history, character-rich exposed beams and stately facade of an historic home, but also prefer the open floor plan and updated systems that come with a newer home.  This house is calling for that buyer!  In 1994, the home was renovated down to the timbers and has newer plumbing, electrical wiring, and insulation.  The timber frame was left exposed and adds a warmth to the open floor plan which is so often lacking in many newer homes.  The central fireplace is a 20th century addition to the house and is a cozy focal point from many areas of the main floor.

The exposed beams show pit sawn marks on the sides and
evidence of previous lath on the undersides, indicating that there was
once plaster attached to the beams.
I visited the basement which is often the deal breaker area for buyers who are hesitant about purchasing an antique home.  This one was hand dug in the mid 20th century and looks like it has had substantial work done to the underpinning of the home.

The gardens surrounding the home are beautiful and, as a huge fan of "garden rooms", I really appreciated the separate areas of the landscape, framed by trimmed hedges.  Sitting on 1.35 acres, the home is just across the street from lovely Shawme pond and is a quick jaunt for a wood fired pizza at the Brown Jug or a cup of Haddock Chowder at Beth's Bakery.

The Open House is this Sunday, Oct. 8th, from noon to 2 PM

5 Bedrooms
3 Baths
3925 sf

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