1825 Federal – Monson, MA

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Added to OHD on 1/15/14   -   Last OHD Update: 10/14/19   -   6 Comments

84 Palmer Rd, Monson, MA 01057

  • $210,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2460 Sq Ft
  • 0.5 Ac.
This antique federal style colonial is nestled in Monson and is a delightful project for people interested in historic preservation. Large rooms with four Rumford style fireplaces of unknown condition. Entry way has leaded glass fanlight above the door.. Exterior paint in 2010 Roof was replaced in 2008. Sun streames through the large windows onto the original wide pine plank hardwood floors. Pantry, mudroom, and laundry just off the kitchen. Two sets of stairs for easy access to upper floor. Attached shed is ideal for one car garage or storage. If you have always wanted your own "this old house" antique home project this is the one for you! House was built in 1825 and is registered MA historic.
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Karen King, Karen King Group/RE/MAX
(413) 596-3566
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6 Comments on 1825 Federal – Monson, MA

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  1. Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 435 comments

    A fine house and nicely intact — if in need of a lot of restoration, at least everything is there. The Federal details are spare and simple, but elegant, and the rooms handsome and well it.

    And high marks for the exterior paint scheme of warm white, medium grey, and deep violet-blue.

  2. John Shiflet says: 5348 comments

    A fairly intact house but also in need of TLC as noted. I was wondering about the colors-so I assume from your response they are authentic to the period, Robert? Wondering about the top of the fanlight trim in the entry being partially covered by the ceiling-would that be original or suggest a later dropped ceiling. Any opinions?

    • Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 435 comments

      Don’t know about the color scheme being authentic, other than that the three colors were available and enjoyed some popularity around 1825. The violet-blue louvered shutters just seemed an unusual and striking choice.

      I’d wager the center hall ceiling is the original height. Though it always looks like builder oversight or evidence of alteration, particularly in New England houses of the period it’s not unusual for the top part of the surround of a front door fanlight to be truncated. The same compromise shows up in far more ambitious, higher-ceilinged Federal houses as well — and farther afield, too, as in Philadelphia’s 1786 Hill-Physick-Keith House with its grand and refined fanlight (despite 12’+ ceilings, the fanlight surround is lopped off across the top edge, interrupting the cornice and butting into the ceiling.)

  3. John Shiflet says: 5348 comments

    Thanks for the information, Robert. I too liked those colors but wasn’t sure about their authenticity for the period. It’s pretty common in Victorian era homes to encounter truncated millwork in some locations like doors next to walls.

  4. Bob H says: 106 comments

    Loving this house and the price is prefect

  5. Jim says: 66 comments

    Love the sparse, period-appointed interiors! Those interior shots have an arty still-life quality, and make me want to live there without further accoutrement, in a spirit of early-American simplicity. I can almost feel the chill in a winter morning’s air looking at them, or conceive receiving a visitor quiet with well-intentioned restraint…

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