1903 Colonial Revival – Shirley, MA

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10 Harvard Rd, Shirley, MA 01464

  • $169,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2345 Sq Ft
  • 0.39 Ac.
Anyone can find a house that is already "done" Much harder is finding one that was well built with major period details preserved, just aching for a redo.This 1903 Colonial with 5 good sized bedrooms, 2 full baths( one with a clawfoot tub)may just fit the bill.All original woodwork, most untouched. Other features are an amazing fireplace mantel,columns between double parlor, pocket doors ( that work)built ins,loads of original hardware, solid original doors, maple and fir hardwood floors though out, walk up attic,charming porch and more.Yes it needs work and the wallpaper is funky but what a real beauty you will have when its done. The walking score is high, minutes to schools, post office, commuter rail etc. and super easy access to RTE 2.The town of Shirley has miles of conservation trails, and has been voted most historical and most playful community.
Contact Information
Lisa Marino, Marino & Co. Real Estate,
(978) 808-8654

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7 Comments on 1903 Colonial Revival – Shirley, MA

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  1. Kytka says: 20 comments

    The bricks in the kitchen, a fireplace, right? Amazing wood throughout.
    Oh how I dream about all of these wonderful old homes…

    • Debbie :-) says: 4 comments

      I thought the same thing about the bricks in the kitchen I would want to rip out the cabinets just to peek behind them. A fireplace in a kitchen is so charming and cozy. The house needs a lot of work, but seems like it would be worth it, the aerial view looks like it’s in a nice area.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6683 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Sorry ladies ;-( A house of this vintage would not have had an open hearth in the kitchen, which this room has decidedly always been. The chimney mass you see in the image was there to service the original wood/coal range used for cooking, and to heat the back of the house in winter time. Think “Meet Me in St Louis”: http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/b3/13/87/b3138795b93e1408ca2cc4d40cf2d53b.jpg Fun fact: most families would lug the giant iron stove out of the house during summer time to avoid heating the house unnecessarily. A separate little room built out the back called a summer kitchen; http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/colonial-limestone-farmhouse-and-summer-kitchen-spring-john-stephens.jpg was used instead, and the cooking and laundry would be done out there in warm months until the onset of fall when the range would be lugged back into the house. With the advent of gas ranges, many wood/coal ranges were left in the summer kitchens and sometimes still used in warm months…

  2. Betsy says: 156 comments

    LOVE this realtor – she ” gets ” it.

  3. John Shiflet says: 5357 comments

    Interesting and clever way the listing agent describes the house. It’s clearly aimed at those who appreciate the period details in old houses and certifies this one as passing muster with those seeking an unaltered period house. I do wonder what is going on in the parlor with most of the ceiling framing exposed? Maybe a leaking or frozen pipe upstairs? In any case, a new ceiling would be required before cosmetic work could continue. Fairly typical house of the period here but in largely unaltered condition.

  4. Theresa Feeney says: 10 comments

    Some wall paper and new kitchen and bath this house is ready to go, I love it!

  5. Michael Mackin says: 2665 comments

    The house has great bones and is intact except for the kitchen, which is not unusual for a home of this age. I love it!

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