1890 Queen Anne – Fitchburg, MA – $374,900

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Added to OHD on 11/13/18   -   Last OHD Update: 11/28/18   -   35 Comments
30 Prospect St, Fitchburg, MA 01420

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This Grand Victorian Masterpiece has been "home" to the Bullock family since their grandfather built this beautiful three-story brick home in 1890. The original woodwork and stained glass remain in tact and well-cared for. Truly a work of art, the home is set on a hill in a lovely neighborhood within walking distance of Applewild School. Entertain in grand style or start your own family memories in this warm and charming home. The wrap around front porch welcomes you. Step inside and be awed by the grand entry with carved wooden staircase and stained glass windows. The formal living room, dining room, and library all have lovely fireplaces with the original woodwork, mantels and tiles. The high ceilings throughout add to the spacious splendor. The butlers pantry and additional cold pantry are reminiscent of a by-gone era The bedrooms on the second floor have walk-in closets and separate bathrooms. The third floor offers limitless opportunities. Truly a home you must see to appreciate.
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Barbara Foster, Foster-Healey Real Estate
(978) 537-8301 / (978) 697-1506
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35 Comments on 1890 Queen Anne – Fitchburg, MA – $374,900

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9794 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Be sure to check out the 3D tour, linked up top.

  2. AvatarStevenF says: 690 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    The Bullocks have been good stewards of this well kept home.

  3. AvatarDavid Dahlgren says: 6 comments


  4. AvatarCody H says: 146 comments

    This one has been on my radar for quite a long time. What a special house. I wouldn’t change much.

  5. MikeMike says: 181 comments

    What a beautiful home…

  6. AvatarDoreen says: 215 comments

    My goodness! Looks like it just came off the pages of a book of Fairy Tales! ♥

  7. Avatarleighlev says: 9 comments

    I love the cabinets with doors around the fireplace in the den/living room.

  8. Avatarmontana channing says: 241 comments

    superlatives fail me. John Foreman would have loved this one and someone should probably revive Ross at some point. that whole entrance room with the fireplace and that super cozy window seat. wowee!!! just amazing.

  9. AvatarLori Bohr says: 10 comments

    I might put my own decorating style into it as anyone, but if for a hypothetical reason say I could not, was not allowed.. I would be hard pressed to be upset about it and be most happy w the way it is now. The amt of georgeous, woodwork, alone is visually a “warm hug”. Most homey. Most inviting.

  10. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 788 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    I love this house. Really a lot. Everything about it is perfection. I do wish the photographer would have toned down the orangeness of interior pics though, like looking inside a lit pumpkin. That pink bathroom is just so sweet. The stained glass and all the untouched wood. My goodness.

    • AvatarRhea Kamendat says: 25 comments

      Ya, everything in the rooms appears yellow. Would like to see pics of actual appearance. Do love the setting up on the hill with all the beautiful trees. So inviting, like straight out of a Hallmark movie. Also, butler’s pantry is absolutely unforgettable!

  11. AvatarBecky says: 32 comments

    I was gone at the front porch. Then that entry way… this house is perfect. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  12. Avatarkmmoore says: 292 comments
    Weatherford , TX

    I love a brick Queen Anne. There is only one in my town (Weatherford, TX) and I drive by it every chance I get. This one is stunningly beautiful.

  13. AvatarBrenda says: 41 comments

    A doll house for humans ❤️

  14. AvatarBrendalisa says: 6 comments

    I Love reading the Beautiful discriptions of these Dreamy OH’s. You write Kelly. You are So right, what a
    Masterpiece!! Thank U.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9794 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I’m not sure if you are talking about the listing description or not, I do not write those.

  15. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 770 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    Majestic!! Another one going to my faves STAT!

  16. AvatarJaunita Dee says: 20 comments

    I love the kitchen and butler’s pantry!

  17. AvatarJaunita Dee says: 20 comments

    I’m a sucker for a butler’s pantry and the kitchen is a dream come true. No granite here!

  18. Avatarterri says: 17 comments

    beautiful!! i just have to wonder why it is up for sale? is there no family left to love it any longer??? 🙁

    • LapandaLapanda says: 2 comments
      1904 Shingle
      Fitchburg, MA

      I visited this home during my house hunt. One family has owned it over about 5 generations and they definitely still love it, but only a couple of family members who actually grew up there still remain, and they live elsewhere. The last lady of the house passed away 10+ years ago and the house has only been used at holidays since. I ended up purchasing a home nearby and am excited to find out who the new owners of 30 Prospect Street are–the home has gone under agreement twice since fall and has been pending for at least a couple moths now.

  19. PhillipPhillip says: 175 comments
    1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

    I remember seeing this one a while back and thinking what a treasure it was. Just amazing and such a bargain.

  20. GambacciniGambaccini says: 296 comments

    This house is PERFECT .. looks like the people who lived there did very little over the lifetime. Even the art glass is perfection.
    only thing needed is cosmetic. If I bought, i’d pull out the wall to wall carpet and fresco the walls and ceilings with aesthetic movement stencils and papers.

  21. JimHJimH says: 4010 comments
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    For most of its 128 years, the house was the domain of 2 women:

    Flora Belle Ripley (1864-1947), who came to Fitchburg as a girl and lived with two families on Prospect Street. For a time she worked as a clerk for the Fitchburg Fire Insurance Co., and roomed at the home of its president, Lewis H. Bradford at 45 Prospect.

    In 1888, Flora married the cashier at the bank, Brigham Newton Bullock. At their marriage, Bullock was a 57 year old bachelor who had boarded in hotels and private homes before building this home for his young bride. After he dropped dead from a heart attack at Boston in 1907, Flora lived here with her only child Richard, and eventually remarried to Army General Benjamin A. Poore.

    Nancy Baumis Bullock (1913-2005) was a supervising pediatric nurse at the Burbank Hospital in Fitchburg. In 1940, she married Richard Bullock, who managed the hospital. For many years, Nancy gave tours of the house to students at the Applewild School up the street, of which she was a founding trustee.

    The children of Richard & Nancy Bullock have continued giving tours, and have done a great job preserving the home for future owners.

    • Avatarkdar says: 83 comments

      “Drop dead from a heart attack”.. That’s what happens when you marry a woman half your age. What was he thinking?! Hehe..

      Jim I absolutely love your excellently written and researched comments.

      Regarding the house; one of the nicest victorians I’ve seen. The interior woodwork is stunning.

  22. SueSue says: 260 comments
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    1802 Cape

    This is a favorite for sure. Enchanting and beautiful.

  23. MichaelMichael says: 1216 comments

    Kudos to the owners who had the vision to preserve this beautiful home and not give in to the temptation to ‘modernize’ the house as I’ve seen happen to others. I hope they find someone to live this amazing home as much as they did!

  24. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4606 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Like so many others, I too admire this very well preserved towered Queen Anne style home. It would seem to diminish the house to make any more than cosmetic changes. The kitchen may look more Spartan than most are accustomed to but it accurately reflects the simple kitchens from the days when hired cooks and servants took care of the household tasks. Because of its rare survival, I’d be reluctant to change it because of its historical value. The stained glass windows are especially nice, as noted by others.

  25. RossRoss says: 2371 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    I think 98% of potential buyers for this home will think: Lovely, but the kitchen needs gutting.

    I love love love the kitchen and would change almost nothing.

    In what appears to be the original bathroom, I would only install a period-correct toilet.

    In what appears to be a circa-1950s bathroom (yellow tile), I would install a circa-1950 toilet.

    FABULOUS house. Kudos to the family for their excellent long-term care.

    • jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 890 comments
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      1947 Ranch

      I agree with you Ross, I’m afraid someone will march in and gut it, add the ubiquitous can lights, granite and island with bar stools, thinking they’re doing something great. It’s lovely just as it is.

  26. RosewaterRosewater says: 4333 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Yet another impossibly fabulous Victorian. Jeez.

  27. Karen SKaren S says: 15 comments
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    1923 Colonial
    New Rochelle, NY

    Everything about this house is fabulous. I love, love, love the porch details, the woodwork and the bathrooms.

    Kelly what happened to the ability to “like” posts?I thought that was a great feature of the site. Glitch?

  28. AvatarPaul M says: 33 comments

    There is so much to like about this house. I absolutely love the exterior of the house. And of all the wonderful things inside the house, it is the butler’s pantry that I keep going back to. New houses could use such a useful room.

  29. AvatarJennifer says: 7 comments

    Fabulous. Tasteful, not overdone and spot on color choice for the exterior millwork. Gorgeous against that red brick. Grateful for those who’ve so lovingly maintained this treasure.

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