c. 1880 Stick – Adams, MA

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Added to OHD on 6/16/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   14 Comments
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21 Summer St, Adams, MA 01220

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  • $149,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3463 Sq Ft
  • 0.4 Ac.
Spacious Victorian in the heart of Adams featuring 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths, beautiful ornate woodwork, stained glass windows and hardwood floors throughout. Large yard with carriage house, pool and deck. Extensive renovations have been done - finish what the current owner started. Home is being sold As-Is and offered as a short sale. NOTE: there is a newer, active leak in the rear portion of the roof.
Contact Information
Heather King, Nocher Realty
(413) 441-9761
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14 Comments on c. 1880 Stick – Adams, MA

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  1. C.LouiseC.Louise says: 75 comments
    1925 Craftsman
    Red Lodge, MT

    Lovely home. Has a great vibe.

  2. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1226 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    What a great house! When I read “extensive renovations”, horrific images came to mind which, fortunately, were not borne out. It is very sad when an owner who seems largely sympathetic to the integrity of a period house comes up against circumstances which don’t allow them to see it through – here’s hoping the next one will have the necessary understanding and respect…

  3. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1066 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    Nice, and what a fun area to live in too. The houses are amazing.

  4. BethanyBethany says: 3466 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I would gladly deal with the leak in order to have the rest of the yumminess!

  5. JimHJimH says: 5382 comments
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    The home of David Delos Bowen (1838-1918), his wife Harriet Blackinton and their adopted daughter Rebie Louise. Bowen was the son of a local farmer who earned a medical degree but managed a local textile mill, a lucrative career choice. The house was built on the site of his father’s earlier home which is possibly incorporated into the structure.

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5540 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      To me, the house layout and exterior is strongly reminiscent of a Palliser Bros. design. No matter what the design source, the interior is very nice and the remaining work seems manageable. Seems attractively priced as well for what is offered. Love the original carriage house!

      • Is it me or does picture 12 with the French doors not look kind of odd and out of place? The 2 side panels look added on? I wonder if the original was a large open doorway maybe with pocket doors? Or is this a normal style I’ve not seen before?

        • MJGMJG says: 2391 comments
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          That’s style of French is usually after 1900. Not seen in 1880. 1880 French doors usually have a different look.
          The entire doorway is definitely adjusted. Not original.

  6. I may be out of line here, if I did i do apologize. But I saw this house on YouTube just now. I watched the video nearly cried because this house looked so loved and to think the house is being sold breaks my heart for the house.
    Okay, well maybe it was the music that saddens me! Along with my imagination what this would look like at Christmas time covered in snow and decorated with Christmas lights and trees. https://youtu.be/4D736hUQvIE

    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2217 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Very nice house! I love the curves both inside and out. I especially like the landing on the stair with the curved stained glass window, curved radiator and the curve reflected in the railing.

  7. MJGMJG says: 2391 comments
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    Wonderful house. Has so much potential. Sad the slate roof is in need for repair or replacement. Cost so much money to redo them I understand why people get rid of them sadly. They are such a nice effect to the house. I wonder if the tower had iron creating at one time. I love that type of tower.

    I love that old carriage house. !!! I want to explore.

    • MichaelMichael says: 2959 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      Yea, I was hoping for some pictures of the inside of the carriage house, myself.

      The house looks to be in decent shape, at least from the front. When I got to the picture of the rear, not so much. It looks as if the owners were taking off some of the later changes on the rear of the house at the time of the pictures. It looks like it had an exterior stairs to the upper floor may have been there, based on the door on the upper floor. It makes me wonder what was original and what was not and what do you try to keep, original or not, and what you get rid of.

      Sad that there is a roof leak but not a surprise, considering the changes that looked to have taken place on the rear of the house. While I don’t know the condition of the slate, I do feel the culprit was probably the flashing used. At best, the flashing has a life span half that of the slate used and is often the first place of failure.

      • MJGMJG says: 2391 comments
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        So true about slate roof and flashing. I also noticed that door up there which let me to believe the house at one point was converted into a two family and that was a back exit, at one time at least. Maybe it was simply an open second floor porch. The details on the back porch look to be the correct period though interesting there appears to be no slate on the roof of that area at all. Maybe an addition later? Maybe it was just a back porch and someone added a second floor back porch on later? Ah, the mysteries!

  8. DJZDJZ says: 200 comments
    1947 cape cod
    Glen Burnie, MD

    Beautiful house. I want to explore the downsized doorway, it looks like it was downsized sometime in the 20’s. I want to reopen it and hopefully find the original doors(if it had any) or just leave it open, that doorway is too pretty to leave closed off like that. But a slate roof if very costly to repair, but its worth it in the long run. I hope the new owners continue to restore this beauty. I was really hoping for pictures of the carriage house, any property with a carriage house always intrigues me.


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