1831 – North Andover, MA – $1,200,000

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Added to OHD on 5/1/19   -   Last OHD Update: 5/1/19   -   18 Comments
88 Johnson St, North Andover, MA 01845

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  • $1,200,000
  • 7 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 5886 Sq Ft
  • 1.72 Ac.
Magnificent, Antique Colonial home located in the prestigious Olde Center of North Andover. Main house sits on 1.7 acres. Property includes an additional .7 acre approved building lot with water & sewer to the property. Lovingly cared for with attention to detail and restoration. Home features 17 rooms, 7+ bedrooms, 8 fireplaces, a ballroom style living room and spectacular formal dining room. The period detailing includes moldings, fireplace mantels, chandeliers, interior wood shutters, window seats, both wet and dry pantries. Just too many to mention. There are workshops in both the house and the historic barn. Wrap around porch, enclosed side porch & rear screened porch for all of your summer enjoyment. Schools, Stevens Pond, playground, ball fields and Community Center all close by. This is not a property to miss!
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Linda Kody, Kody & Company
(978) 686-1954
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18 Comments on 1831 – North Andover, MA – $1,200,000

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  1. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 790 comments

    This is such a tastefully done home. And I am mad for the kitchen linoleum! Hope the buyer keeps it.

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    • AvatarCoqu says: 264 comments

      I think that flooring has been featured in nearly a half-dozen homes within the past two weeks here, really! My grandma had it, or something nearly identical, that’s why it’s been catching my eye too.

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  2. ArkhamArkham says: 76 comments

    So much loveliness! And OMG that sink.

    • AvatarCoqu says: 264 comments

      That sink was my highlight also. Finally, someone designed a proper sink! Could probably use longer spout/s though (I prefer one spout).

  3. AvatarBethany says: 2656 comments

    I would give every penny of the $1.2 million if I had it! What a dream home!

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  4. AvatarDen says: 85 comments

    I love the kitchen! Oh this house….

  5. AvatarH.Bucket says: 18 comments

    I might be crazy BUT I wouldn’t get rid of the lino in the kitchen.

    I’m in a love affair with the sink and cabinets.

  6. JimHJimH says: 4197 comments
    OHD Supporter

    In 1824, when the Marquis de Lafayette made his celebrated tour of America, he stopped in North Andover and was escorted around town by a Regiment of Dragoons led by Col. Theron Johnson. The same Theron Johnson (1794-1883) was a long-time resident of this grand home and likely it was built for him.
    A wealthy and influential member of one of the founding families of the town, Theron was a 7th generation American whose immigrant English ancestor died here in 1659. The street is named after the Johnson farm it accessed when built about the same time as the house. Johnson and his wife Sarah Mitchell raised four children here, and his daughter Mary, the wife of Dr. Francis F. Dole, raised her 5 children here after that.
    Theron Johnson was Justice of the Peace for many years and was involved in civic affairs, but worked as a hands on farmer. He won awards for his pigs and his fruit, and he wrote this pithy note:
    In picking and ripening pears my usual rule is to let all kinds hang, till, by lifting the pear, it readily parts from the tree. Vicars and late pears I let hang as long as safe. Different varieties vary in ripening from one to two weeks after picking. I find that, by placing them as soon as picked on a shelf in a cool cellar, they have kept better than any other way.

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  7. MonicaGMonicaG says: 172 comments

    Touching that linoleum would be criminal. JimH..what a glorious quote! Great info. Great house.

  8. AvatarEyesOnYou1959 says: 266 comments

    I don’t care for some of the paint in the rooms, but otherwise…..I would
    absolutely love to own this grand old home!

  9. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4708 comments

    The entry hall paneling and fancy turned staircase newel probably date from the 1870’s-1880’s. On the second floor very well presented for comparison is an original 1830’s newel and plain balusters from this same earlier period. The arched hearth marble mantel (Italianate) is also from this later period. I like the long (soapstone) sink and other built-ins. The kitchen itself appears to be little changed in over a century. Thanks Jim, for the colorful history of the property and its former owners.

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  10. AvatarJennifer HT says: 796 comments

    I could take a bath in that sink. I love this house.

  11. AvatarBobcatHannah says: 38 comments

    I’m tearing up. This is gorgeous and I could handle Massachusetts winters if I could live in a gorgeous place like this.

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

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Another post I pulled out of the archives to the front page. Comments above may be older.

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    • AvatarKarenZ says: 965 comments
      OHD Supporter

      It’s so cool to see some of the old comments and see some faces that have been gone awhile. And, of course, to see some of the familiar old house dreams historians and teachers!

  13. AvatarFanshaweGirl says: 426 comments

    I could be quite happy in this house, especially with that kitchen!

    I would spend whatever it took to install a big wood stove in the kitchen. And have a big oak farmhouse table.

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  14. SweetnSweetn says: 72 comments
    1914 Malverne, NY

    One question…how much to heat it.

  15. AvatarBethany otto says: 2656 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Escondido, CA

    The house next door to me is currently for sale for $1.2 million and let me just say, it can’t hold a candle to this!

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