On the Market: A Piece of History in Fort Hill
64 Bartlett St, Roxbury
Size: 946 square feet
For wannabe historic homeowners on a budget, you can own a piece of history in Roxbury’s Fort Hill. The condo for sale is part of the Spooner-Lambert House, which was constructed in 1782 for the first commander of the Roxbury Artillery, Major John Jones Spooner. In 1788, merchant Captain William Lambert bought the Georgian-style home, added Federal details, and landscaped its grounds. Since then, it’s served as a private residence, a home for elderly women, and more recently as an apartment building.
While some physical characteristics of the building have changed throughout its three centuries of ownership, most original details have been preserved. The home offers original wide-plank floors, crown molding, and seven window seats. In the living room, there’s a gas fireplace with an original marble mantle, and in the eat-in kitchen, the pantry boasts period built-in details.
For information, contact Eric Johnson, Mission Realty Advisors, mraboston.com.
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