Listed by Coldwell Banker Rb
The Wakefield Sisters House, circa 1824. The sisters had this home constructed for two purposes; to be their home and the location of their millinery and dressmaking business. Today the home provides a window on Amherst Village that has remained virtually unchanged for almost two hundred years. Out the front door is a small common and a view of the Town Common and the steeple that sits upon the Congregational Church and Second Meetinghouse. Inside the home you will find the original wide pine floors where the sisters walked and earned their living. A formal dining room where they entertained. The eat-in kitchen has been updated since the second three sisters have left. A bright family room, classic baluster stairway with first and second floor hallways. One wonders which sister slept in the larger bedroom, todays Master bedroom. More modern amenities include finished living space in the walkup attic, first floor office space, three season porch, intimate outdoor courtyard.