1795 Federal – Ashfield, MA

Added to OHD on 5/29/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   7 Comments
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10 Norton Hill Rd, Ashfield, MA 01330

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  • $399,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 3724 Sq Ft
  • 0.66 Ac.
This Authentic 1795 Colonial is located in the heart of Ashfield Village. Its original details have been beautifully restored, including leaded windows, built-ins, multiple fireplaces, moldings, wide pine flooring and a magnificent dining room mural. Space and grace fill this historic home. Generous sized rooms as well as nooks and crannies. Modern Kitchen with cherry cabinets, SS Appliances plus built-in bookcases. This grand home has an attached screened porch, large south facing yard , and 40X30 ft. barn. As you walk through the house, you can sense the history of days gone by. Dr. Knowlton, an early proponent of birth control, lived in the home from 1835-1850. Most recently the property has been used as a successful bed and breakfast. Walk to restaurants, country shops, Ashfield Lake and across from Elmer's Store. It is located 30 minutes to Northampton and Greenfield. Easy drive to outside activities such as skiing, hiking and rafting. Some new paint would make it shine!
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Joanie Schwartz, Joanie Schwartz Real Estate
(413) 348-2348
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7 Comments on 1795 Federal – Ashfield, MA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11887 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I linked the bed and breakfast site up top that shows a better less highlighter pic than the listing photo. Also gives a bit of history. The real exterior color is fabulous!

  2. MJGMJG says: 1709 comments
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    I have a book home on houses from this period of the late 1700s. It shows bright mustard colors like this as authentic to the period. Though I don’t claim to be an expert, its great to see someone doing it.

    • ddbackerddbacker says: 508 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      I was going to ask that very question – thanks for answering. I wonder if it was very expensive to use this color way back when.

      • MJGMJG says: 1709 comments
        OHD Supporter


        Thanks ddbacker. Again my time period is late 19th century so don’t quote me, I have to look at my resources when I get home. It talks about popular colors at the time but I didn’t think it was more expensive than other paints at the time but I’ll check and get back to you. In the meantime, maybe a person with a passion for the 1700s architecture could enlighten us with their knowledge.

    • Leah SLeah S says: 176 comments
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      Thanks, MJG. I remember reading that many people would be startled to see some of the authentic vivid and bright colors that were popular at this time.

  3. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1519 comments
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    1980/2010 board & batten modern

    I went to Sanderson Academy in Ashfield for my gradeschool years, they have since built a newer modern school. It is a lovely hilltown. This house is especially handsome in that color yellow. I particularly like the snow scene with the sun just rising.

  4. Nice house. I would love to own an old home one day, such history!
    I wonder if they knew that man was in the 10th picture down. Hard to see, he blends in with the window.

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