1884 Shingle – New Bedford, MA

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Details below are from September 2019, sold status has not been verified.
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Added to OHD on 9/30/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   19 Comments

52 Ash St, New Bedford, MA 02740

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  • $409,900
  • 6 Bed
  • 4.5 Bath
  • 8497 Sq Ft
  • 0.49 Ac.
Originally built for William D. Howland (Howland Place) there were no expenses spared when this home was building. Standing across the street looking at the home you will notice the letter H for Howland that forms between the fireplaces and roofline. The home is located on a nice size corner lot with a patio and parking for several cars. Walking into this home you may think you are in a Newport mansion, the foyer is roughly 20x16, while grand in scale, the floor plan is usable with large sun-filled rooms. Many rooms feature tiled fireplaces, original details including marble sinks and some ornate fixtures. The living area is spread out over 3 levels with the bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd levels. The 3rd level also has a large bonus room that could be a great billiard room/family room. There is more than enough space for an Au Pair, extended family or live in staff. With 92 windows there is no shortage of light inside this home and 10 fireplaces to stay warm in the winter.
Contact Information
Charles E. Roberts, Roberts Associates Real Estate
(508) 675-1900
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19 Comments on 1884 Shingle – New Bedford, MA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12511 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    One more test post. If anyone runs into anything unusual on the site, let me know.

  2. JeffJeff says: 141 comments
    1876 Rural Victorian

    I wonder why they had to install those support posts in the main room? Geez – if one removed the poor additions and brought this place back to its original, elegant configuration they’d have a real gem! This was clearly a very expensive home when it was built.

  3. ScottScott says: 350 comments
    1951 Grants Pass, OR

    Do you suppose these posts are original or were they added due to deflection on the floor above? They look out of place.


  4. PaulPaul says: 115 comments
    Arlington, VA

    Here is a different realty site with a bit more history and an photo from 1941 when it was owned by the Red Cross

  5. MichaelMichael says: 3255 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    The place looks huge! I love the staircase. The butler’s pantry is a dream. It was sad to see the original cabinets weren’t in the kitchen but the pantry and stock rooms appear to be original. I think I would be tempted to remodel what appears to be the master bath and back date it! For the most part the house looks amazing with great details.

  6. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1166 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    I really did not expect that interior! So many nice and unique features (that can be seen better on Paul’s link above). I wonder when the 3rd story was added. It kinda looks out of place

  7. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1290 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    All else pales in light of that brass fitted-out marble (?) sink – although those whale faucet handles are not to be sneezed at…

  8. PhillipPhillip says: 303 comments
    1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

    It for sure reminds me of Newport. Those 2 support beams are totally out of place as are some of the unsympathetic renovations. But the house is such a treasure that fixing all of that would be well worth it. I mean that entry foyer is just over the top. But then there are the property taxes and wow are they painful.

  9. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2406 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    I have looked at this house so many times since Kelly posted it last night. I saw the brass fittings under the marble sink and was immediately gleeful. I showed it to my husband who did not express glee. But perhaps because he did have compounded experience of the entry with grand stair with its lovely curve looking up to it and then going up to the third floor. I love all the old cabinetry and storage off of the kitchen….how I would love to bring the kitchen back to an earlier time. I really want to see the cellar and bet there are some neat finds down there.

  10. slcraftslcraft says: 37 comments
    1925 American Foursquare
    Richmond, VA

    I would put my money on the fact that the third floor was an add on. They did a great job inside but it really messes with the original Shingle style roofline. Kitchen is a total gut (the new part at least)

  11. MandyMandy says: 105 comments
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    Edmonds, WA

    So much to love–the stairwell and railings, the paneling, the kitchen. And I would love a “Stock Room”. Then the bathroom upstairs with what looks like the original shower (would love to see what it looks like inside). Wouldn’t it be fun to restore back to its original footprint.


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