On the Market: A Historic Country Estate
50 Cherry Street, Northborough
Size: 3,951 square feet
This expansive four-acre estate in Northborough is a country retreat with history and plenty of panoramic views. Portions of the house’s foundation date back to 1716, but in 1838, a man named Elmer Valentine acquired the property. Valentine had previously owned a private school in Boston, teaching pupils like Charles Sumner, future senator of Massachusetts, and Sally Foster, future wife of Harrison Gray Otis. Otis was also a senator, the third mayor of Boston, and an all-around influential Bostonian. Valentine operated a boarding school at the Cherry Street property for a time.
The farmhouse is a marvel all on its own, with wide-plank pine floors, restored woodwork and mantles, original doors, and five fireplaces. Outside, there are expanses of preserved land, Cold Harbor trails, and a barn with potential to be a workshop, garage, or horse stable.
For information, contact Maureen Harmonay, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, coldwellbankerhomes.com.
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