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c. 1900 – Wilton, NH

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83 Maple St, Wilton, NH 03086

  • $249,900
  • 7 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 3606 Sq Ft
  • 1.05 Ac.
3600 SF Shingle Style Architectural Gem offering the elegance of yesterday. Hardwood floors, two fireplaces and lots of fine woodwork throughout. This spacious home is ready for your fresh ideas and touch, and is in need of TLC and renovation but offers design details, elegance and value that could not be replicated for several times the asking price. Perfect for a large, active family, with 7 bedrooms along with a versatile first floor plan designed for everyday family living and formal entertaining as well. This fine home sits on a 1.046 acre in-town lot with municipal water and sewer..., with an attached two car garage and large storage addition. Additional 2.072 acres of abutting land available at additional price. Cash or renovation/construction financing will be required.
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Samuel Proctor, Proctor & Greene Real Estate,
(603) 673-7314


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31 Comments on c. 1900 – Wilton, NH

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  1. Eric says: 370 comments

    This house is so intact. I love the OLD wallpapers, especially the one in the staircase of plantations and steamboats. I suspect that most of these wallpapers are the originals hung in this house. Kool!

    • RossRoss says: 2501 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      It looks like the house received a major update circa-1950. The papers all appear from such a date. As do the kitchen(?) cabinets, ceiling tiles, and built-in tub. And perhaps a lot of the trim was painted at such time.

  2. Hoyt Clagwell says: 257 comments

    It kills me that we don’t get to really see the kitchen. The bit of cabinetry we do see is fantastic–like old laboratory cabinets. I want so bad to see the rest of it.

    All that untouched 1940’s-ness. I’d try pretty hard to shop it out as a filming location.

  3. Rob says: 41 comments

    Beautiful home. Good to see the absence of stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and recessed lighting.. The wallpaper in the forey is classic.

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  4. Teri R says: 291 comments

    Wallpaper that really works with the house! Really wonderful home with lots of interesting built-ins and nooks…

  5. Michael Mackin says: 1871 comments

    I love all the beautiful colonial details! The view from the street looks outstanding. My favorite would have to be the huge built in cabinet in the bath. How nice!

    • Teri W says: 136 comments

      That built in was my favorite too, with the old glass knobs. Finally, a place to keep all of my hair and makeup stuff! And having so much room would be an excuse to buy more.

  6. Jeff Myers says: 76 comments

    That was clearly a cook’s kitchen, with the baking sheet storage and all. Bet that cabinetry is superbly constructed.

  7. H.Bucket says: 28 comments

    Renovation!?
    NO way!

    TLC, indeed!
    I really wouldn’t change much.

    Somehow the wallpaper just fits this house!
    I love the outside stance of this house.
    The interior seems lived in and most importantly… Loved!

    Is there a name for the ceiling tiles?
    Would that be original?

  8. Cathy F. says: 2113 comments

    The amount of built-in cabinetry in that bathroom…wow!

  9. DianeEG says: 526 comments

    I don’t think I’ve seen ” Cash or renovation/construction financing will be required.” Does that mean the owners won’t sell unless there’s proof of financial ability to renovate? Or, is it just suggesting the buyer will need renovation monies? If it’s the first, bravo.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11465 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I think they are saying the house would not qualify for a traditional loan, it would require a rehab loan.

      • RossRoss says: 2501 comments
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        1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
        Emporia, KS

        I purchased my wreak of an old house with a traditional mortgage. I also arranged a construction loan, which was folded into the mortgage after a year.

        This is a common banking practice.

        • Sarah says: 1 comments

          Was it worth it or do you regret buying and renovating an old home? I think I would love to have such a project but I don’t have any experience doing it.

          • Ross says: 2501 comments

            It has been four years.

            I have not regretted an instant. Best thing I have ever done!

            NOTE: Not everybody is suited for the work involved in restoring an old home. If you have no previous experience, start with a SMALL project!

  10. Michael says: 2 comments

    A few words come to mind…
    Grand, stately, solid, beautiful

  11. says: 14 comments

    Love all the built-in of the kitchen, bath and hall. Looks like so much original left here, great house

  12. Susan L says: 26 comments

    I LOVE the built in cabinet in the bathroom with all of the glass knobs. When I was little I used to think those glass knobs looked like diamonds!!

  13. Jerry says: 41 comments

    I’m thinking that little shot of what appears to possibly be kitchen (green) cabinets may be the butler’s pantry. Just wish we had a shot of kitchen no matter what shape it’s in. I love the idea of having a butler’s pantry. Wish I had one.
    Would prefer different exterior colors, looks a little depressing.

  14. MonChiChiPox says: 223 comments

    I’m not a big wallpaper but whoever put that up made some great choices. If it were new paper I’d gladly live with it. Everything about this house is to love. It looks perfectly lived in. Like some comfy slippers. Love the exterior colors and I’d keep the TV antenna on the roof just to annoy everyone.

  15. Harleysmom says: 4 comments

    Finally a bathroom with enough storage! Love the whole house.

  16. Colleen J says: 1224 comments

    I would make that little bathroom with the clawfoot tub my very own by prettying (not a word sorry) it up just for me, this house is really beautiful. So much to love.

  17. Hopeful one says: 18 comments

    I can just see opening the front door and everyone coming home for Thanksgiving and what a wonderful home to be thankful in. It still looks like a comfortable well loved home. Thank you so much for showing it

  18. Sharon says: 98 comments

    Is that a pianoforte in the upstairs brown-papered room?! The light blue/green room also boasts some fine antiques. I might need that fainting-couch in the upstairs room! Love the eight-over-two windows; can’t recall seeing those before. This place has “going to Grandma’s” all over it! I bet it even smells like Grandma’s house—musty and rich. Yes to all of the above comments. I’d remove the pressed-paper ceiling tiles and remove the white paint on the wood so that it all looks like the unpainted wood, which is gorgeous. Not sure what colors I’d choose for the outside, and might have to lose the shutters. Anyway, I’d definitely be on the search for old photos to see how to turn back the hands of time on the exterior. And, of course, the wallpaper stays!

    Here’s an image of a pianoforte that looks like what I see upstairs…..
    https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT-G0B8fGInxkqh9Fma4KilWstu6HXGP4bw7246GOS9w8wfpTllsw

    • nic says: 72 comments

      Sharon – A pianoforte would have been older and a bit smaller, and the pedals would have been different. This one is a Square Grand piano, and is incredibly heavy, so I don’t know why or how they got it into an upstairs bedroom. This particular piano in this house was built in the 1860’s. You can tell primarily by the shape and style of the legs, which was the only thing that changed according to fashion between the 1840’s to 1890’s when these Square Grands were mostly built. They were beautiful to look at but very uneven to play, so this design soon fell out of favor.

  19. abevy says: 359 comments

    Very nice. Like all the built-ins. I like wallpaper however, some of it is not exactly my pick, But owners get the choice. Beautiful, I don’t think too much needs to be done.

  20. BethanyBethany says: 3194 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I don’t have any superlatives to add that haven’t already been said. All is I can say is that this is going on my favorites list and if it allowed us to rank them in order, this would be at the top of my list. And I want it furnished, too! I just love the feel the wallpaper and elegant old furniture give this place.

  21. Kevinb says: 133 comments

    i usually don’t like a lot of wallpaper but i agree with many comments – this wallpaper is pretty darn cool. I would keep most of it and just polish the house up where needed and create that classic New England Holiday Inn feel.

  22. Leigh Ferris says: 10 comments

    So much to love in this home! This one goes on my (very long and still growing) list of favorites.

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