Rachel Slade’s off-kilter take on hub dwellings.
Along historical Main Street in Lancaster, just a few miles west of I-495, drivers often slow to peer over a low Goshen stone wall and admire the yellow house with green shutters. Among the modest Victorian farmhouses lining the country road, this stately 4,692-square-foot Federal-period mansion has an easy charm clearly rooted in another time. It took a well-known antiques dealer three decades to return the home to its original splendor, and now every space, from the entry hall to the front parlor to the upstairs bedrooms, boasts refined vintage details, including painted wide-board flooring and exquisite wallpaper. What’s more, the 3.57-acre plot, beautifully designed by the landscape architect Jonathan Keep, boasts several specimen trees collected by the current owner. The updated kitchen, of course, is a welcome modern touch.
ON THE MARKET
Address: 823 Main St., Lancaster
Listing price: $699,000
Listing agent: Rhonda Sprague, Harvard Realty, 508-341-0888, harvardrealty.com.
Stats: Four bedrooms, two full baths, one half bath
Last month, Lynn Dayton and the Boston interior designer Michael Carter brought even more class to “Swellesley” when they opened Carter Dayton Home, which stocks furniture, lighting, accessories, and more.
276 Washington St., Wellesley, carterdaytonhome.com.
The Waltham-based company Imagitas has relaunched its moving resource, My Move (mymove.com), with a new interface that offers tips and running checklists to help make packing up slightly less stressful.