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Massachusetts period home from 1680s asks $1.2M

This home doubles as a livable museum. 

The historic Daniel Lummus home in Ipswich, Mass. has hit the market. The uncommon First Period property — outlined as a timber-framed home constructed by Seventeenth-century settlers utilizing old-world constructing methods — affords a main alternative for vintage fans to personal a little bit of historical past for an asking value of $1.25 million.  

Built circa 1686, practically a century earlier than American independence, the 41 High St. heirloom was “lovingly restored/preserved by the current owners,” who added trendy conveniences whereas rigorously retaining its authentic particulars, in accordance to the listing, held by Churchill Properties’ Andrea Lacroix. 

“We bought it because we were afraid the house would end up torn down or badly damaged,” the present homeowners told Forbes of their reasoning for buying the then-derelict, decaying four-bedroom in 2008. “It was abandoned. The house had no wiring or plumbing and was leaning forward because the summer beam had been removed. It was horrifying.”

The home is one among simply 60 identified First Period houses within the city of Ipswich, which is situated 30 miles northeast of Boston and has the densest assortment of settler buildings within the US. 

ipswich mass first period home
The home is one among simply 60 identified First Period houses within the space.
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ipswich mass first period home
A walk-in cooking hearth is amongst lots of the property’s historic charms.
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ipswich mass first period home
There are 4 bedrooms in whole.
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ipswich mass first period home
The home was lovingly restored by the present homeowners.
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ipswich mass first period home
The home is situated on a 0.38-acre lot.
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ipswich mass first period home
The present homeowners up to date the home windows, roof and mechanicals.
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ipswich mass first period home
A twin vainness in one of many home’s three loos.
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ipswich mass first period home
There is a paved driveway in entrance of the home.
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ipswich mass first period home
The property is believed to have been constructed round 1686.
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ipswich mass first period home
The kitchen has been up to date to characteristic a 15-foot island.
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ipswich mass first period home
The home’s structural fashion was well-liked in medieval instances.
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ipswich mass first period home
Landscaped out of doors areas embody a patio and a number of gardens.
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ipswich mass first period home
The home’s authentic “summer beams” are of a bygone period.
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ipswich mass first period home
There are 4 fireplaces in whole.
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ipswich mass first period home
The home is situated in a famously historic house-rich city exterior of Boston.
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ipswich mass first period home
The home is 2 tales.
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The pure light-filled eating space.
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With the assistance of native preservationist architect Matt Cummings, they managed to not solely restore the two-story’s monumental, horizontal “summer beams” (a key structural part of its medieval, First Period constructing fashion), but additionally added up to date facilities together with an up to date roof, home windows and mechanical programs, Forbes reported. 

Buyers of the home will now get a move-in-ready deal with which boasts 11 rooms price of cozy, however historic dwelling area with 4 fireplaces, three loos, vaulted ceilings, an eat-in kitchen and a main suite with a walk-in closet and an ensuite tub unfold throughout its 3,130 sq. toes. There’s additionally a first-floor laundry room, a barn-turned-library, a garage-turned-home office and a walk-in cooking hearth. Outside, there’s a patio space, gardens and a paved driveway. 

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