Set along winding, wooded Winter Street, this antique Federal style home awaits your restoration/renovation. Much of the 1824 style and character remains, including wide pine flooring, moldings, hardware, built-ins, and other period features. Stone walls meander through fields of grassy pastures carefully planted with Maples, Oaks, and flowering trees…lilacs, hydrangeas, and lilies.
The formal front entry center hall leads to flanking front parlors to the right and the left as well as the second floor spaces, via the front dogleg staircase. The parlors both feature fireplaces, historic paneling, original twelve-over-twelve windows, and beautiful wood flooring. Through the right front parlor, currently used as a dining room, a cozy study is perfect for a long read among the wall-lined bookshelves. Continue into the large kitchen, where you’ll find ample space to create a gourmet cook’s ideal setup with a sweeping view into the back yard and down into the valley below. Other first floor spaces include a room perfect for an office, den or mudroom; a half bath; and a large screened back porch that overlooks a lovely perennial garden.
Upstairs, four bedrooms, two with fireplaces, all have period features intact, including wide pine flooring and historic twelve-over-twelve windows. There are two full baths on this floor as well. A second staircase leading from the two ell bedrooms descends down to the kitchen area.
Outside, the setting has a rural feel that harkens back to the early days of Holliston’s farming industry. Privacy abounds here. The fourteen acres of rolling hills, mature trees and shrubs, and outbuildings include a nicely preserved nineteenth-century post-and-beam barn with stables for horses and other animals below. The two and a half acres just across the street are planted with rows and rows of grape vines ready to be revived into their once productive states.
Holliston is home to a quintessentially New England downtown of shops and restaurants. There are many recreational opportunities including the Upper Charles Rail Trail, beaches on Lake Winthrop, parks, sports fields, and miles of hiking trails through conservation land. This vibrant community is conveniently located only 45 minutes from Boston, Providence, or Worcester.