c. 1725 – Stow, MA – $625,000

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Added to OHD on 5/16/18   -   Last OHD Update: 5/6/19   -   11 Comments
76 Treaty Elm Ln, Stow, MA 01775

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  • $625,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 2456 Sq Ft
  • 22 Ac.
Antique lovers, gentlemen farmers, history buffs? House & two barns are set on 22+ acres of woods, pasture, gardens, even a glacial esker A rare treasure, the 1725 Hapgood House is on the State Register of Historic Places; exemplifies First Period style & construction, with gentle modernization to the structure. Living room has wide-board floors, leaded windows, a huge walk-in fireplace with crane & wrought-iron tools. Dining room offers sunny space for entertaining, custom-built cupboards afford storage. Kitchen is designed for cooking, baking & sipping tea at the atrium window. First floor master & sitting room, Upstairs are 2 large bedrooms, & a craftily-designed half-bath (space for shower). Walk-up attic. Two barns offer versatility: garage, storage, studio, workshop, conversion for animals; fields behind can be fenced & turned into pasture. Two acre lot up the Lane is offered for sale MLS # 72444579, offering approximately 34,000 sq ft building envelope.
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Nancy Evans, Coldwell Banker
(978) 263-3303
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11 Comments on c. 1725 – Stow, MA – $625,000

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  1. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 949 comments
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    1947 Ranch

    One of those houses where history just seems to ooze out of the walls. My only concern is the fire box that sort of juts into the room a bit (4th photo). But many lovely details still there… beautiful.

    • AvatarSandy B says: 451 comments
      OHD Supporter

      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      That stove is shown also in the MACRIS Inventory of 1985 photos, so it’s been there awhile. It would be one of the first things I’d remove in order to restore the historic walk-in cooking fireplace.

  2. AvatarJu Ju bee says: 49 comments

    Lovely home…ooozes of Charm….some lucky family will be able to call this home. Think of the future memories to be made. wow!

  3. AvatarGeorgia Girl says: 58 comments

    Love this one. If walls could talk oh what we would learn from this home.

  4. AvatarAnnabelle says: 122 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1988 Log Home
    Cross, SC

    I often wonder if the old fireplaces in homes 1850 or earlier still work. I love the ones that were used to cook in.

  5. JullesJulles says: 532 comments

    Many people don’t know but there are these things you put in the back of your fireplace called “fireplace back plates” they beautiful and ornate and if you put them in your fireplace they reflect back a good amount of heat back into the room. They would be a much more beautiful and authentic addition to your fireplace than a wood burning stove. Although they wouldn’t be as as efficient and expensive as one.

  6. AvatarSandy B says: 451 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Lost my first long-winded comment so will enter a shorter version. This is a wonderful First Period Massachusetts house. It’s included in the NPS National Reg. First Period Buildings of Eastern Mass. Thematic Resource Nomination, which is a highly educational 128 page read. I also found it on page 32 of my treasured copy of, The Framed Houses of Massachusetts Bay, 1625-1725, by A. L. Cummings. It seems highly unlikely the leaded casements survive from the early 18th century, but they are of correct form for the construction period of the house. I adore all the wide wall boarding and stair tread wear…..would love to further the restoration of this great house.

    • AvatarPurista says: 9 comments

      Definitely not surviving original casement windows (there may be one or two of those in all of New England) and I’d have some question as to whether the original windows were casements at all. The house looks ”transitional” to me, that is, straddling periods I and II, and if it was forward-looking for the time, it would have had sash-type windows from the start, so the restorations might be fanciful (unless the horns of original casements were discovered inside the walls). Wish we could see the bottom edges of the summer beams more clearly to check for chamfering and lamb’s tongues.

  7. ErnieErnie says: 217 comments

    In the 4th photo, I wonder where the idea came from to do that, I can’t imagine. It appears they had to cut into the beautiful wide plank floor boards to do it though….too bad.

  8. Avatarabevy says: 368 comments
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    1857 victorian
    Applegate, MI

    Those lovely wide boards for walls. Fireplaces are very nice and love the barns. You can see the foundation where the old large barn was probably at one time. Price is high but perhaps not to much for historical home of this caliber.

  9. FergusFergus says: 266 comments
    1420 Perpendicular Gothic

    Kelly, you’ve no idea how grateful I am for your posting this First Period home, particularly with its leaded windows. They seem to be quite a rarity so it’s nice to see one appear on OHD. It’s a real treat! Someone’s clearly put a lot of time, effort and love into this place, hopefully the next owners will appreciate it just the same.

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