1894 – Springfield, MA

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Added to OHD on 1/23/20   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   10 Comments
Off Market / Archived
National Register

141 Saint James Ave, Springfield, MA 01109

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  • $199,900
  • 7 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 4266 Sq Ft
  • 0.31 Ac.
This colonial in Springfield has the perfect mix of character and modern touches! This home offers 6 bedrooms, 2.5 baths spans over 4, 200 sq. ft of living space, and has an open floor plan you'll admire. The large eat-in kitchen includes a large pantry for food storage. In need of additional dining space? The formal dining area provides the perfect space when entertaining guests with a cozy fireplace. Upstairs, the master bedroom and 5 additional bedrooms provide comfortable living space with closet space and hardwood floors. There is a large bonus room on the third level that can be transformed into whatever you would like- office, playroom, extra bedroom. Situated on a corner lot and in a great commuter location close to Route 20, I-91 and 291. Make this lovely historic home yours with a few personal touches!
Contact Information
Jim Black, Keller Williams Realty Greater Worcester
(508) 859-4942
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10 Comments on 1894 – Springfield, MA

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  1. JulieJulie says: 52 comments
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    Omg.. I google earth’ed this one and the amount of beautiful old houses all right here together is 😍

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  2. Anne M.Anne M. says: 978 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    I had just saved this one last night to share on the link exchange, I think it is wonderful! Kitchen is a little crowded with the table in the center, I might move it out to where the pool table is living and bring that up to the third floor (or rather, hire someone to move it). It is also a fantastic price!

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  3. CandiCandi says: 67 comments
    Richwood, OH

    That stain glass window above the bed, WOW, <3. Lots of beautiful woodwork.

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  4. MJGMJG says: 2383 comments
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    CT

    I love this house. And WOW so cheap in a neighborhood of historic homes!!

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  5. RosewaterRosewater says: 7266 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Symmetry, schmymmetry. Style schmyle. This is a VERY beautiful house; beautifully preserved; and full of beautiful trim details and adornments throughout. All of that, to my eye, more than makes up for a, (IMO), seemingly random and ill informed overall Architectural composition. I think “Toohey” struck out on his own with this one. Heheheh. It’s lucky for the owner that maybe 5% of potential buyers would even notice a thing I’m mentioning; and maybe .06% would care.

    Seems to me this place wants to be a somewhat grander Shingle Style house; but the significantly more prevalent Classical Revival / Edwardian elements counter that inclination to a great degree, and seem to be holding it back from what might have been an impressive, cohesive, design. It’s almost as if it started a S.S. house on paper, but was then perhaps reconnoitered to please a client who perhaps wanted something in the very latest taste. The most notably incongruous juxtaposition seems to be in the roof line which is all super muscular, Shingle Style gable on the right; and then shrinking violet, hipped, anticlimax to the left.
    https://pi.movoto.com/p/300/72610194_0_BB3uuA_l.jpeg
    https://pi.movoto.com/p/300/72610194_0_fvnqbU_l.jpeg
    I wonder if the original design called for a matching, beefy, S. S. gable on the left; which would have balanced things out nicely.
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/141+St+James+Ave,+Springfield,+MA+01109/@42.1134169,-72.5721942,35m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e6e7089787b0ed:0x3d5092c838b445b8!8m2!3d42.1134171!4d-72.5720783
    That potential gable then would be two rooms wide, to encompass the span between the front and the projecting bay. It would have made much more sense from both elevations: and would have looked especially impressive from either perspective with that exceedingly muscular and robust chimney rising high above it all
    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.1136214,-72.5719427,3a,41.8y,198.53h,101.46t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s1lXqVkNjki44G1DgNXejnQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3D1lXqVkNjki44G1DgNXejnQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D138.73422%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656
    Anyway. Heheheh. 😉

    Would be nice if the new owner employed a skilled art glass artisan to redesign the side lights at the main entrance, (which seem to be much, much, later, if not contemporary), to much more appropriately compliment the lovely glass design of the very pretty original doors.
    https://pi.movoto.com/p/300/72610194_0_IzJnva_l.jpeg

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    • BethHBethH says: 238 comments
      1999 Dutchess County, NY

      Style schmyle… love it! And I’ll take this house just as it is, and say that it reflects my own slightly unbalanced personality!

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  6. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5533 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Is this in the McKnight historic district? In any case, for many years nice Victorians have been affordably priced in Springfield, MA. Taxes don’t seem too bad either. I like this one.

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  7. The Queen Anne up the road (so to speak—Dartmouth Street at the corner of Dartmouth and St. James) which has been featured here is advertised as being in thr McKnight District, so I would guess so. How lovely it would be to live in a neighborhood of old house lovers!

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2019/09/16/1897-queen-anne-springfield-ma/

    Rosewater, your comments re: mixed architectural style are much appreciated by me, still learning about these things.

    I spy with my little eye the much smaller red house next door, with Dutch gables—I bet a thousand internet dollars that used to be the carriage house.

    Nice that, with the exception of the kitchen and one of the parlors, the original woodwork is preserved on the first floor. And the built in cabinets! And the widow’s walk on the top of the ouse!

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  8. SusanByShoreSusanByShore says: 19 comments
    Manchester, NJ

    This is a stunning home in the company of many others. This is move in ready. Love the incredible woodwork, built ins & glasswork! All around fabulous!

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