c. 1850 Italianate – North Brookfield, MA

SOLD / Archived From 2016
Added to OHD on 12/28/16   -   Last OHD Update: 1/30/19   -   16 Comments
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Built in an era of elegance and splendor, the interior details and classic woodwork are remarkable and intact throughout the house. This stunning Italianate antique has had many mechanical updates and awaits a restorer’s touch to bring it to its original and elegantly restored condition. Major improvements include a new metal roof, updated plumbing, city water and sewer, and heated workshop/garages. Bring your design and decorating skills to create a masterpiece. Set on a large village lot with mature trees and plenty of room for additional gardens. For the discerning antique lover who wants the real thing.
Sold By
John Petraglia, Petraglia Real Estate
508-864-0583 / 855-861-7618
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16 Comments on c. 1850 Italianate – North Brookfield, MA

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  1. AvatarBetsy Frisch says: 167 comments

    There’s Ross’s sink !

  2. AvatarZoomey says: 480 comments

    Delightful house. I could move in tomorrow. Unfortunate tiling choices in the bathrooms, but that could be reversed. Old gray tub looks original. Cupola is wonderful — I can see lots of Christmas decor possibilities. Overall a very charming, inviting house. Question: What kind of ceilings are those with the wood slats? Are they plaster? I’ve never seen those before and wonder what vintage they are — or could they be tin?

    • AvatarTerriF says: 39 comments

      Dropped ceiling tiles. Not wood slats. Metal bracing for the tiles.

    • RossRoss says: 2371 comments

      I have seen similar ceilings. The ones I knew were almost a cardboard kinda material with wood strips between them.

  3. AvatarGraham says: 163 comments

    Nice house, I would make the cupola my HQ!! Anyone else see the leaf blower?
    I grew up in a town next door to NB and it is a very nice area.

    • AvatarWendi Sue says: 73 comments

      love that green sink.. yup saw the leaf blower had to take a second look to be sure.

  4. AvatarCody H says: 146 comments

    Ross!!! The green sink!!!


  5. JimHJimH says: 4014 comments
    OHD Supporter

    The house of Jonathan Edwards Porter (1815-1896), a gentleman farmer and insurance agent who lived here with his 2nd wife Electa Montague. Porter grew up in Hadley and moved here in the 1860’s. Electa’s brother W.H. Montague was a boot manufacturer in town and lived next door.

  6. Julie CardwellJulie Cardwell says: 529 comments

    Is that a buzzard sink base I see?

  7. AvatarAnn says: 101 comments

    We have the same kitchen sink in a white waiting to be reinstalled after we fix the old kitchen. Beautiful home

  8. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 760 comments

    That jadeite sink is a GEM!

  9. AvatarColleen Johnson says: 1270 comments

    So many things to love … great house!

  10. AvatarLeila Ammann says: 25 comments

    I would love to design a kitchen, just for the sink alone!

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