1818 Federal – Sterling, MA – $285,000

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Added to OHD on 2/12/19   -   Last OHD Update: 2/12/19   -   8 Comments
25 Princeton Rd, Sterling, MA 01564

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This charming antique was once home to Gilson Brown a chair maker who had his workshop in the attached barn. The barn has a loft area and a lower level, they dont make them like this anymore! Convenient location near town center. Spacious rooms grace this lovely home with decorative fireplaces and loads of charm. The sunny welcoming kitchen was updated featuring a pantry and central gathering area. 2 baths one has a walk in shower. Old wood floors add to the cozy feel . Town water, private sewer, . FHA oil , 2 furnaces and 2 oil tanks, floor heat registers. Walk up attic. Blown in insulation.The property is bordered by DCR land in the back. There is a lovely back yard with patio area and a large area for a garden.Raspberry patch, apple trees and asparagus bed. Needs some work but lots of potential.
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Nancy Castagna, Open Door Real Estate
(978) 422-5252
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8 Comments on 1818 Federal – Sterling, MA – $285,000

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  1. Clund says: 143 comments

    Overall this is a wonderful house. I’d redo the kitchen and bathrooms so they feel more like they belong to the house. I’d love to see inside the barn. I love barns. Even if they are in need of repairs. As an aside, when I read Ethan Frome this is the sort of place I imagine as the location. It’s beautiful.

  2. 67drake67drake says: 168 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Racine County, WI

    “Needs some work…. “. Looks fine to me as is!

    • Karen says: 551 comments

      I hope that the work that’s needed isn’t the kind that has to be done yesterday-like a new roof, plumbing, electrical, or foundation work!

  3. ddbacker says: 368 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1971 Uninspired split-level
    Prairie Village, KS

    I bet that Mr. Brown made some great chairs. It would be fun to find a piece or two of his to put in this house.

  4. RosewaterRosewater says: 4221 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    “Decorative fireplaces” eh? Looks like a whole house full of well designed Rumford fireplaces in great shape to me! Of course you’d want to have a sweep get up there and check the flues, but odds are these fireplaces are all quite serviceable. The best part being the amount of heat retained in the room due to the design. Why someone would remove the hearths is an unfortunate mystery, but a small matter in returning them to functionality.

  5. Les Fossel says: 79 comments

    If you look closely, it appears as if the fireplace hearths are there, but painted the same color as the floors!
    Since the chimney stacks have not been reduced in size, it is quite likely that the fireplaces could be returned to use at a reasonable cost – though they probably need dampers.
    Les Fossel

  6. Julie says: 49 comments

    Like the house, if it had more land that would be great!

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