c. 1712 – Haverhill, MA – $499,000

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Added to OHD on 2/13/19   -   Last OHD Update: 2/13/19   -   25 Comments
1 Saltonstall Sq Haverhill, MA 01830

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UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY 10+ rooms BUILT, RESTORED, CRAFTED, FINISHED, & UPGRADED for Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday. Decades of investments in thoughtful improvements preserve original home's architectural integrity, and update it for 21st century living. Stunning kitchen renovation- Wolf gas range, Subzero fridge, custom designed cabinets and woodwork detail, stone accent, Italian marble flooring stays warm under foot with thoughtful radiant heating, massive block center island and honed soap stone countertops. 1st floor bedroom option. Mudroom entry plus separate half bath. Kitchen, front entry and family room open to the outdoors and enjoy the .52 acres. Award winning gardens, fenced privacy, set off street, seasonal views of Lake. Kayak or beach nearby. 3 bay garage. Masonry details in 8 fireplaces begin from foundation up with historic detail and professionally restored detail. Appealing historical accounts. LIVES TODAY. 1 room finished for MEDIA ROOM OR EXERCISE SPACE IN BASEMENT LEVEL.
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Susan Rochwarg, Keller Williams Realty
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25 Comments on c. 1712 – Haverhill, MA – $499,000

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  1. Karen says: 4 comments

    I think I’m in love 😍

  2. Lori says: 11 comments

    I love the red doors! That punch of color is so cool!

  3. John K Robinson says: 21 comments

    Beautiful. I love to see a kitchen that looks like it could have been original (if there were such a thing at that time).

  4. Natasha P says: 12 comments

    Wow!!! The house, the location, the masonry!!

  5. Kleigh says: 10 comments

    umm… sorry. Just had to pick myself off the floor. I don’t get the price. This looks like a million bucks to me. The woodwork. The color choices are wonderful and everything finished so beautifully. Couldn’t be any better.. Congratulations.

    • Bellemeraude says: 7 comments

      Location. It is in the middle of a very busy intersection. Haverhill property values aren’t as high as some of it’s neighboring towns just yet. Great time to buy one of the many anazing old homes for sale in the area.

  6. Joe says: 576 comments

    What is the HUGE red thing to the left of the front door? It isn’t on the street view, which shows a subtle use of the red paint.

    • Andrea S says: 24 comments

      That, to me, looks like an old-fashioned storm door. I could be wrong, but I believe it does the same thing as a shutter on a window…keeps out drafts and light and protects the actual door. If I’m wrong, I’m sure someone else here will let us know what it is! 🙂

    • Theresa McCormick says: 1 comments

      It’s a solid red door. Think storm door… That’s my guess.

    • Shelly Horvath says: 8 comments

      Second outer door, I think. Love the red!

    • jeff myers says: 70 comments

      That is an “Batten door” or “Indian door”, which was closed to prevent attacks. This house has lost its shutters, which would also have been closed. This is a seriously wonderful house and worth every penny of 500K and then some. The layout is fabulous, are the working fireplaces and magnificent floor. I suspect that the price reflects its location right up against the street on a busy corner. It honestly wouldn’t bother me too much.

    • Baltimorean says: 24 comments

      It’s a secondary door to block the main door & transom in winter time. Very northern New England.

    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 735 comments

      It’s a second door, look it’s made of vertical boards, this is what you see on the streetview. But on the pic of the listing, it’s opened and the door we see is the one opening inward and it’s paneled.

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1788 comments

      I agree with the others… I think it’s a (very solid!) storm door. Just checked the street view… yes, it’s a storm door.

  7. LadyTexas says: 119 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Okay, I concede. Seriously cool house!

  8. David Sweet says: 117 comments

    What a beautiful home. You can REALLY tell that someone loved it. In any restoration, it’s the love that makes all the difference between something grand like this, and say, a flip house. The owner should be proud!

  9. RosewaterRosewater says: 4221 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    My goodness, a house like this filled with fantastic original, unmuddled fireplaces in a real treat to see. Thank you agent for the stunning shot of the base of the central chimney mass. Wow! Those floors are spectacular. Hope the new owner pays cash so they don’t have to paint that gorgeous, bold front door color. 😉

  10. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 735 comments

    What a perfect historic house! To die for! The width of those floor planks! It’s gorgeous, love it! Pinned to my faves, STAT!

  11. Les Fossel says: 79 comments

    My compliments to the owners – they did an extremely good job.
    Note the wider floors in the parlor that are clear quarter sawn pine – “knotty pine” is just a sales term to sell junky boards.
    Note that the woodwork is painted darker colors & the walls lighter colors – as it was originally.
    There are 3 bake ovens, hearth cooks take note. The larger cooking fireplace is mid 18th century.
    Exterior shutters did not become popular in New England until the 19th century. The pocket shutters that you see here often came earlier. In the case of this house the front windows are paired, leaving no place for shutters to be secured against the clapboards without interfering with each other. When shutters became popular the windows moved further apart.
    Storm doors and windows are always later – they seem to have appeared in the late 19th century. This house does not appear to have storm windows, which it probably should have both to preserve the small paned window sash and to keep the heating costs under control.
    The chimney base is quite interesting – not only because of the size, but because it has a stone pier (earlier) on the front side and a brick pier on the rear side – possibly the house went from one room deep to two rooms deep in the middle of the 18th century. It is possible (not likely) that there is a larger cooking fireplace with a wood linter dating back to 1712 in one of the front rooms behind the current fireplace & paneling – we found just that in a Maine house last month. Don’t worry at all about the powdering of some brick, since at the rate of decay it will take at least another 300 years before it becomes a problem.
    Les Fossel

  12. Diana Baker says: 11 comments

    One of the best early 18th century houses that I’ve seen on here. Perfect…including the kitchen.

  13. Brenda says: 16 comments

    This house is my dream house,it is everything I would love for my antique furniture. All the fireplaces, colors of the rooms, the kitchen… I would never want to go anywhere but stay home. This house would be ‘my happy place’. I would perhaps make some perennial beds to the back property and add some fruit trees, and berry bushes and a small herb bed. I suppose the price is reflective on the corner location, I wonder how much traffic there is daily… that is the only issue that would be a concern to me.

  14. KarenR says: 36 comments

    The width of those floor boards . . .

  15. annemaeve says: 23 comments

    That kitchen just made my day – possibly my weekend – and it’s only Thursday! And all the fireplaces?! I have no words, just internal squealing. Also, it looks like at least the second floor has storm windows, with one big sheet of glass that hinges up, you can see them if you follow the street view around to the left side of the house.

  16. Carebear says: 2 comments

    WOW! I’d have loved to see how the owners had this wonderful house furnished! They did such a wonderful job of decorating it, I’m sure the furniture was just perfect. And, fireplaces is us! Love them all! I love the Indian door, too-its not often you see these. I wonder if its always been there,or if the owners put it back on in thier restoration. The only way this house could be MORE perfect, would be if it had the original glass in the windows, all wavy!

  17. Jennifer says: 5 comments

    Curious what appears to be a moving panel wall in pic #21??

    The video shows many more views, not seen in the pics.

    FABULOUS home! Hard to choose which I like better, this one in Haverhill, MA or the one yesterday in Haverhill, NH

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