1886 – Colrain, MA – $60,000

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Added to OHD on 5/20/18   -   Last OHD Update: 2/19/19   -   14 Comments
107 Adamsville Rd, Colrain, MA 01340
  • $60,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2000 Sq Ft
  • 1.1 Ac.
This home is just waiting for your restorative touch! I real diamond in the rough. Beautiful hardwood floors, a newer rubber roof on the main house, and a boiler installed within the last 10 years. Picturesque country views and so much potential. Bring your restorative ideas and energy this home is waiting for your creativity!
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Amanda Abramson, Coldwell Banker
(413) 665-3771
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14 Comments on 1886 – Colrain, MA – $60,000

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  1. AvatarLadyBelle says: 61 comments

    I don’t mind redoing some floors if that’s all it takes. It looks huge.

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  2. AvatarSandra says: 328 comments

    How sad that piano looks with all of the junk on top of it! I think it’s called a “square grand”, possibly the same date as the house.

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    • AvatarMarc says: 198 comments

      Also called a “Chickering” piano after a manufacturer’s name. I don’t know if they patented the square piano or were the only ones to make them.

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4708 comments

        No, square case pianos was a form used primarily in the mid-Victorian era when domestic companies sprang up to sell musical instruments to then emerging middle class American families during the Industrial Revolution. Chickering was indeed one of the largest makers but for example now obscure Starr pianos made in Richmond, IN also had a wide distribution. By the 1890’s uprights and grands in the customary shape were again the norm. I’ve heard they were made square to make them easier to transport but cannot verify that. The earlier square pianos made around the Civil War era were often of high quality woods with lovely carvings and details so they can be adaptively reused in different ways when restoring them for musical use is impractical.

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      • AvatarJRichard says: 231 comments
        1763 center-chimney cape
        Biddeford, ME

        It would be hard to list the many different manufacturers who built these attractive but musically inferior instruments. Even Steinway got into the act. Quite a few were “assembled” pianos, that is they were put together from components manufactured by others then had some name slapped on them. Chickering was probably the most common and certainly among the first if not the first. They made their own. Guild & Church, Wheelock, Shearer and many others you never heard of were among the obscure makers hoping to cash in on the (quite long-lasting) fashion. Some had full keyboards, but most did not. They were pretty to look at, and took up less room than a regular grand, but almost any upright produced better sound.

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    • AvatarMelody Koontz says: 51 comments

      How did they get it up there???

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4708 comments

        I believe they removed the legs, padded the box-like case, turned in on its side and with a lot of muscle managed to get it into the attic.

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  3. AvatarPaul Price says: 202 comments

    I love the wide plank flooring

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  4. AvatarLORETTA WHEATLEY says: 2 comments

    This house has amazing floors. And the tile surround of the fireplace is a very cool.

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  5. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10321 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted 2015, just moving to the front page to get it out of way old archives. Comments above may be older.

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  6. AvatarJerry D. says: 42 comments

    I saw one of these pianos remodeled into a kitchen island and it was gorgeous.

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  7. AvatarMazamaGrammy says: 364 comments

    House looks deserving of a restoration – seems in pretty decent shape.

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  8. TXJewelTXJewel says: 293 comments
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    1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
    Strawn, TX

    Is it just me, or do some of the rooms look older than 1886?

    Also, I have never heard of a rubber roof?????

  9. brigidbrigid says: 254 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
    Smalltown, OK

    I love the inlaid floor and fireplace. Would like to see more pictures!

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