- Beds: 7
- Baths: 3
- Sqft: 4726
- Acres: 0.53
- Unique c.1910 Oriental character, this 3 story Pagoda roofed, Japanese style home known as "Rising Sun", is on the National Register of Historic Places. Ralph A. Cram (Boston Architect) design.Magnificient home authentically Japanese - 28 different imported woods were used in the woodwork and carvings, built- ins throughout. The home extends to an attached structure, "Tea Room". In ground pool, beautiful yard.
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This was built for Rev. Arthur Knapp and was designed by Ralph Adams Cram, known as “Rising Sun”. Thanks to Frederic for emailing me this house, along with a slew of research he did on it. You can read a bit about the history of the home in the book Ralph Adams Cram: Boston bohemia, 1881-1900. I would love to take this and restore it to the way it originally was (windows, the tea room, gardens especially.) On the build date, I’ve seen multiple dates from 1894 to 1910. It sounds like around 1897 was when it was actually built or completed, so I’m going with that.
In the book “The Country House” by Charles Edward Hooper, it has multiple pictures of the interior: the front door, the stairs, living room, upper hallway, the sun parlor, a fireplace in the 2nd floor bedroom.