c. 1880 Gothic Revival – Becket, MA

SOLD / Archived From 2017
Added to OHD on 5/2/17 - Last OHD Update: 4/27/18 - 12 Comments
Address Withheld

Map: Street View

Price

$79,000

Beds

6

Baths

1.5

SqFt

1884

Acres

4.99

This is a rare opportunity to own a truly unique property. This one time grand home needs complete updating and comes with a two story barn. This property has frontage on Highway 20 and could be a perfect location for a store front, artist studio or a great retreat. The property offers spectacular natural beauty from the old granite quarry which operated at the turn of the century.
Sold By
John Flippin, Berkshire Dream Home      (413) 443-7274
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12 Comments on c. 1880 Gothic Revival – Becket, MA

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  1. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 9797 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks buttonsamy for sharing!

  2. Avatarbuttonsamy says: 5 comments

    YAY! Thanks for sharing my house I submitted! I loved this one and wished it was better located and the foundation did not need total replacement. Such a gem of a house!!!!!!

    So cute and worth fixing! Hope someone does soon!
    Amy

  3. AvatarBethany Otto says: 2518 comments

    You can’t get much of a feel for the interior from the few pictures posted. I would rather see more interior shots of this intriguing home than so many pictures of the land around it.

  4. Avatarzilla says: 44 comments

    You got me at the circular staircase.

  5. JimHJimH says: 4014 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Back on the market with over 50 photos, not all pretty:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/850-Chester-Rd-Becket-MA-01223/56800162_zpid/

    • Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 9797 comments
      Admin

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Thanks Jim, I’ll update the post this week.

    • JimHJimH says: 4014 comments
      OHD Supporter

      This house was likely built in the 1870’s by Austin Bartlett (1834-1879), a carpenter by trade who produced and sold lumber at this site. A map from the period shows 4 buildings including the house, sawmill and a blacksmith shop, all owned by Bartlett. He died young and his widow Irene took in boarders to support her young daughters. The 1880 census shows 8 workers from the adjacent quarry living here with the Bartletts, and Irene’s brother was here as well.
      Sadly, by 1891 the younger daughter Bessie was the only surviving family member at age 18. She sold the property, married her sister’s widower and took her young niece to the city. Over 50 years later, she was living alone in a large home in affluent Brookline MA.

      The house has its quirks, and apparently some heavy duty lumber was used for framing (my goodness!) It’s not likely to fall down anytime soon but it really needs the new roof finished ASAP.

      • Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 9797 comments
        Admin

        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Thanks Jim. I love your narrative when you find info on these homes!

        • JimHJimH says: 4014 comments
          OHD Supporter

          Thx! I had to seriously edit this one because of strange names and lots of death. Austin Bartlett married Irene, and his brother Augustine married her sister Tryphene, then Austin & Irene’s daughter Lillian had a daughter named Goldie Olive with her traveling salesman husband Addison Rathbone Taintor. Then Irene and Lillian died and Goldie O. got TB …
          https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=102553318

          At least we get to see what the house looks like inside!

      • AvatarRay Davis says: 1 comments

        Does anyone know who purchased the house from Austin Bartlett’s daughter? Was it the Mitchell family or was there another owner in between the Bartlett and the Mitchell Family ?

    • RobynMeRobynMe says: 117 comments
      1907 George F. Barber
      Hamlet, NC

      I noticed this was back today as well – and with a 10K drop to 79K.

      If I weren’t so intimidated by the amount of work (and likely $$) this would entail, I’d save it. It’s one of the ones that speak to me.

      Let me second Kelly in thanking you for the info. One of the reasons I’ve started to love old houses is the history of the people who lived there, even if I have no idea who it was. Maybe it’s just sentiment, but I feel kind of like I’m giving them a handshake and telling them “well done” when I appreciate an old home.

      They were clearly marketing it for the land before. Maybe this new listing will keep the McMansioners away!

  6. JimHJimH says: 4014 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Sold for $75,000 in January.

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