Pepperell, MA

Lost or Demolished
Added to OHD on 7/22/15   -   Last OHD Update: 10/26/19   -   16 Comments

23 Lakin St, Pepperell, MA 01463

  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2569 Sq Ft
  • 5.71 Ac.
Wow! Location, location! Private setting at the end of town maintained segment of Lakin Street. Trails and conservation land nearby. This old house needs everything! but the lot has so much to offer. Owner really would love someone to rehab and not tear down, so that is the first preference. I've been through this house enough and believe it can be rebuilt, but you need to have the equipment, skills and knowledge of old house construction to be successful. Once done, you'll have a really great place! The heat (furnace around 10yrs old), water (town) and electricity work. Septic "works" but buyer responsible for inspection/upgrade. Additional 13,697 sqft of land in Groton for a total of 5.71 acres.
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Linn Clark, CENTURY 21 Nashoba Associates

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16 Comments on Pepperell, MA

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  1. Steve Thoms says: 2 comments

    WOW! Love the 2nd fireplace.

  2. susan mecca urbanczyk says: 1160 comments

    There are so many homes like this in Maine that look just as rundown and the families continue to live in them year after year after year. I always wonder what they look like in inside. Perhaps a bit like this.
    This house could be lovely. It seems so lonely as it is now. I hope someone fixes it up and makes it their family home.

  3. Bethany says: 3324 comments

    Love this place. The granite counter top in the kitchen seems a leeeeetle out of place though . . . .

  4. Don says: 404 comments

    It indeed is a lovely old house. I hope it finds an owner that wants to restore it. To me, that counter looks like formica. The bullnose front with a flat side says it all.

  5. Melody says: 569 comments

    This place could be lovely. It’ll take lots of work and lots of love, but boy would it be worth it!
    The aerial view shows a collection of ‘dead’ looking vehicles in the yard, but the place is at the end of the road, it a seemingly very quiet spot.

  6. KarenB says: 224 comments

    This house would be so much fun to fix up! Quiet and no close neighbors with land and sooooo much potential. Drool, drool and be still my itching fingers!

  7. Elizabeth says: 21 comments

    This house is far, far from a tear-down. My house looked like this when I bought it 30 years ago and have since fixed it up and raised my three sons in it. They are great family houses and this one still has the back staircase which is very convenient. The land is private with so many possibilities and not far from lots of places to work like Nashua, NH, Manchester, NH, Lowell, Ma, etc. The house looks plumb — a huge plus with the old post and beams — so someone with an interest in a great place to raise their kids and a few horses (or goat, or pigs, whatever) would love it here.

  8. Sapphy says: 411 comments

    This one needs a kitchen redo, but with some work and money, this place could be a show-stopper.

  9. pam says: 8 comments

    quick question: there is the main staircase, the ‘back’ staircase with the door a few steps up, and then a 3rd staircase? going down to a basement that looks partially finished with windows. 2nd to the last and the last photo.

  10. says: 348 comments

    If the lot is subdividable,this will probably be a goner.

  11. Don Carleton says: 246 comments

    It really is a sad commentary on the state of our preservation laws that the realtor selling what looks to be a wonderful late-18th or (very) early-19th century property feels the need to write that “Owner really would love someone to rehab and not tear down.”

    It amazes me that even in (my native) Massachusetts—where government regulation is hardly unheard-of—that the option to “tear down” an historical survivor of this caliber even exists. Let’s hope the Pepperrell historical commission has jurisdiction here, and duly exercises it!

  12. Dr. O says: 41 comments

    Doesn’t seem at all like a teardown to me! The wallpaper patterns are so in keeping with the style of the place. If they can be cleaned, they’d be great backdrops to an Early National era décor. The outside mostly just needs painting, & the inside just needs cleaning. Looks like a deal!

  13. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11732 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’m marking this as demolished. I’ve compared different aerials on Historic Aerials and the new house in the aerial is just not lining up with the old one. Even if they removed all dependencies, I’m still not sure it’s in the right spot compared to the road. The updated tax record also says 2016.

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