Listed by The Petersons Inc.
This homestead property spans a quiet, dead gravel road in an area of large properties. It is minutes to the picture perfect village with its white steepled church and town hall overlooking the common and convenient to Route 101 for easy commuting. Its fields have been cleared for over two hundred years. The first orchard in town was here. This property borders a large water lily pond that is lined with mountain laurel. Wonderful views are featured to the south and East --on a clear day all the way to Boston! One of the most authentic and least tampered with colonial era houses in the town, it has five fireplaces and a wealth of original features. Built in 1785, at an elevation of 1250 ft., it was occupied by one family for 146 years, a member of which was the first president of Wellesley College. It is on the market for the first time since 1960 from the fourth family to own this treasured property. Antique barn (36 x 50) has had recent work to its underpinnings. Separate inlaw suite in the house plus a charming 2 BR guest house. A Currier and Ives Scene --ready for a 21st century rejuvenation.