c. 1880 Octagon – Peabody, MA

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Posted May 2018. This home has been archived on OHD. The sold status is unknown.
Added to OHD on 5/10/18   -   Last OHD Update: 2/22/19   -   7 Comments
58 Franklin St, Peabody, MA 01960

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  • $395,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2402 Sq Ft
  • 0.10 Ac.
Beautiful Octagon single family that provides space for everyone in the family. Only few minutes away from Salem and Beverly and short drive to Rt 128, this grand property offers plenty of off parking spaces, shed for tool storage, and nice sized yard for barbecues in beautiful New England weather. Large livingroom, dining room, 2 guestrooms and spacious eat-in kitchen complete the first floor. Second floor offers big family room, 3 bedrooms including the master bedroom with nursery (or extra large walk-in closet) and office space attached. Basement has full outside entrance for easy storage as well. Make this your family home today, FIRST OPENHOUSE MONDAY MAY 7TH 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM.
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Roc Noelsaint, EXIT Realty Beatrice Associates
(617) 764-5601
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7 Comments on c. 1880 Octagon – Peabody, MA

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  1. Avatardkzody says: 279 comments

    I wonder what the original cooking situation looked like. Perhaps in another building? This kitchen appears to be very small footprint.

  2. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 543 comments
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    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    Great house! The rooms look surprisingly large from the impression I got of the exterior. There are lots of very nice original details such as the doors, woodwork, mantles and elongated exterior ogee arches – all of which me think that this house is more likely c. 1860 than 1880. Not a big fan of yellow, but it works on this house!

    • AvatarLadyTexas says: 143 comments
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      The only Octagon House I’ve ever seen or walked was in San Francisco. usually a center staircase to get upstairs with the living spaces radiating around. The square rooms feel normal, the corner angled rooms were interesting, but definitely quirky. I thought that Octagon houses were out of fashion by the 1880s.

    • AvatarDonald C. Carleton, Jr. says: 249 comments

      I’ve got to agree…everything about the exterior and interior trim would seem to indicate a date closer to mid century (mid-19th, that is!).

  3. racheyvesselsracheyvessels says: 108 comments
    1907 craftsman

    i encourage everyone to wikipedia the bizarre history of the octagon house, which was invented by orson squire fowler, who also invented the racist pseudoscience phrenology.


  4. AvatarSteve H says: 165 comments

    More info on this house can be found here (scroll down to Essex county, and then Peabody): http://www.octagon.bobanna.com/MA.html Build date given is 1860, and the house also originally had a cupola. I really love the way the octagon theme is carried out in the smaller details of this house like the corner colonnettes on the exterior and the door trim on the interior.


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