c. 1760 – Amherst, MA

SOLD / Archived From 2017
Added to OHD on 9/21/17 - Last OHD Update: 2/14/18 - 7 Comments
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  • $419,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Bath
  • 2626 Sq Ft
  • 2 Ac.
The Snyder place is one of the oldest houses in Amherst. Built by Moses Smith and his son Simeon in the 1760s, this saltbox is pictured and mentioned in Carpenter and Morehouse's 1896 History of Amherst. The current owners have loved and improved the property since 1957: a major restoration of the central chimney and the 4 fireplaces plus installation of a full basement was done in 1969; exterior walls and windows mirroring the multi-paned windows of the 18th century with twelve-over-twelve panes were completed in the 1990s; the 18th century timber frame shed, shop and garage were fully restored including slate roofs; the beautiful 19th century timber frame barn was fully restored with a wood shingle roof and white oak floors. Giving a nod to this century, there's a new septic system, 200 amp electric, and Buderus boiler. This unique property is beautifully sited and well off the road on a tranquil, flat 2-acre lot. Ready for its next owner, come be a part of this homes history!
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Tami Gaylor, Five College Realtors      (413) 549-5555
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7 Comments on c. 1760 – Amherst, MA

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  1. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 10345 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I suggest checking out the captioned gallery (linked in the source section up top of this page.) It tells you what room is what.

  2. AvatarLorrieJo says: 41 comments

    OMG! This place is fantastic! Love the wide plank floors and the cooking fireplace in the kitchen.

  3. MattMatt says: 53 comments

    I’m confused by the first old picture of the house. Why does it have two chimneys instead of the one large one? The windows have also been changed from 2 over 2 to 16 over 16. Otherwise a impressive place!

  4. AvatarAnne M. says: 559 comments

    This is a great house and it is on great street in Amherst – lots of old farm houses mixed in with more contemporary homes. There are lovely orchards and beautiful views of Mt. Holyoke Range. The only drawback is the frequently fast traffic, but this house looks like it set pretty far back from the road. The price is also very good for the size of both the house and lot.

  5. Avatarkmmoore says: 299 comments
    Weatherford , TX

    It kind of looks like the big tree in the first pic might be the little tree to the right of the lady in the second pic. I love this place!

  6. AvatarConnie Murray says: 133 comments

    My daughter is a Senior at UMass and I have driven down Bay Road as a cut thru street to get to the University. It is filled with university traffic in the morning and evening but those are farm houses set on BIG LOTS so it still seems private. Also there about a zillion fun things to do in Amherst. Also it is Western Mass so it is gorgeous during all 4 seasons. Hiking there is amazing. And if you go in the fall, go apple picking for the freshest, crunchiest, most delicious apples you will ever eat!

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