1930 Colonial Revival – Douglas, MA

SOLD / Archived From 2016
Added to OHD on 3/24/16   -   Last OHD Update: 8/16/18   -   24 Comments
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Price

$425,000

Beds

4

Baths

4.5

SqFt

3610

Acres

1.5

This elegantly appointed Colonial Revival style home is built with quality materials throughout. Bright spacious rooms with a winding main staircase, a classical fireplace, fine woodworking, crown moldings, fielded paneled walls and banks of windows that flood the house with sunlight. A full length solarium, refined formal dining room set off via French doors, with rich quarter sawn oak floors, and twin carved shell-back corner cupboards. The kitchen features a butlers pantry and newer stone counter-tops, a host of stainless appliances and a ceramic tile floor. The second level features a master bedroom suite with an en-suite bath, a walk-in closet, and a full dressing room. Two other sizable bedrooms and a recently remodeled family bath complete the second level. A fourth bedroom and bath make a great pair on the uppermost level, which also is home to a walk-in attic with storage and a built-in cedar closet. Many mechanical updates.Price includes painting of Exterior.
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24 Comments on 1930 Colonial Revival – Douglas, MA

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  1. Avatarkaren huhn says: 15 comments

    This is just lovely! I want to pack my bags and move right in. The area looks nice, too. The kitchen is just OK, but the butler’s pantry makes up for it. I would love to see more of the green bathroom… it looks like original tile in there (have to ditch the old glass doors, though).

  2. AvatarHeidi says: 2 comments

    Any idea why the pricing history on zillow is so crazy for this house? Looks like it’s been on the market many times recently, once sold and then back on the market within a month with a 60k price cut. I’m sure zillow isn’t entirely accurate, but I’ve never seen a price history like this one.

    • Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 9787 comments
      Admin

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I don’t think it sold as recent as it says. It looks like the sold was just a price reduction that was marked as sold instead of “Price Change”.

      • Avatarmtnhiker70 says: 1 comments

        It was sold with a large piece if land behind it. And now the developer is trying to sell off the house without the extra 33 acres. There’s a right of way to access the back acres beside the house

  3. AvatarLaurie W. says: 1533 comments

    What a nice house! Pretty everywhere with nice Colonial Revival elements and some 20s/30s parts. It has a feeling of balance throughout & dignity. Yeah, Karen, I’d move right in too.

  4. AvatarReginaKT says: 58 comments

    Picture 15 – the green room – why is that little nook there? If it’s just a closet, why wasn’t the door just put where the arch is? Is there something to the left of the nook that we cannot see? These types of things are one of the things I love about old houses!

    • BethsterBethster says: 763 comments

      I wondered about that, too. I figured it was just an architectural flight of fancy. But perhaps there’s a little closet on the left, too? I know nowadays people really like their big closets, but maybe at the time two cute little closets were appreciated more. 🙂

    • JimHJimH says: 3997 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Regina, that setup allows a window and closets along the same wall without closet doors opening into the room. The house I grew up in had that in 3 different bedrooms. One of the small closets was my indoor clubhouse where I’d hide all my secret stuff as a kid.

  5. AvatarAvonna says: 10 comments

    Wow. I love it. In fact, that entry is my ‘dream’, with that staircase and banister. I would move in and buy more layers of clothing to afford the renovations that I would do to make that kitchen a chef’s dream! I’m off to buy a lottery ticket, lol.

  6. AvatarCourtneyEmm says: 1 comments

    I grew up right near this house, the pricing history is accurate. I’m 23, and this house has been up for sale and not sold several times within my lifetime, so the “sold” that is listed on zillow was definitely just a price change. It’s a beautiful house that was originally built by the Schuster family, who owned and ran the Douglas Axe Mill. Just behind this house is another beautiful, the original Schuster Mansion, which sold about 10 years ago, but has a lot of beautiful original details. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/229-Main-St-Douglas-MA-01516/59244386_zpid/

    • AvatarLaurie W. says: 1533 comments

      The other house is a beauty too. How lucky Douglas was, to have had the Schusters building houses there.

  7. AvatarBethany says: 2510 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Escondido, CA

    Love. Love. Love. I can’t believe real people get to live in places like this!

  8. AvatarAnne M. says: 529 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Hopkinton, MA

    So many pantries tonight, thanks Kelly! would love to see that green bathroom, too!

    • AvatarAmieBack says: 47 comments

      I was coming to say the same thing. We got pics of the replacement vanity bath, but not what could easily be an intact bathroom. Drat.

  9. Avatarcarrie says: 1 comments

    395,000 seems awfully cheap for Massachusetts! Is it the neighborhood?
    the house is in beautiful shape. i love it!!!

  10. AvatarOzark Dave says: 61 comments

    It looks very similar to the house for sale in Island Falls, Maine! We were looking at it today. These Colonial Revivals are a lot of house for the money! They look like a 18th Century house with many of the amenities and comforts of modern building techniques! A great compromise for many of us! http://www.oldhousedreams.com/2012/08/13/1940-colonial-revival-island-falls-me/

  11. Avatarbill whitman says: 241 comments

    I’m not a big neo-col fan but this is right place -right time. I think those dormers have to go though or put them on the back where they don’t stick out as much. Like the butlers pantry better than the kitchen.

  12. AvatarEyesOnYou1959 says: 267 comments

    Absolutely gorgeous home! I wouldn’t change a thing!

  13. JeklstudioJeklstudio says: 888 comments

    A lovely home. Wonder how much of it was originally unpainted. And, would there have been those massive mirrors on the closet doors? Don’t care for those, but overall quite beautiful.

  14. AvatarShea says: 22 comments

    I love this house SO much.

  15. Nhgal03Nhgal03 says: 113 comments

    So when can I move in? Love it!

  16. AvatarChristopher B says: 1 comments

    Sold! to me. I love it. A wonderful example of 1930’s style. Designed by Harry Ramsay and I have the original blueprints from 1928. Thanks for all the comments. I enjoyed reading them.

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