On the Market: A Sprawling Colonial in the Country
Pear and apple trees grow on the six-acre property.
21 South Main Street, Petersham
Size: 4,584 square feet
Though it’s only about an hour and a half away from the city, this sprawling Colonial for sale in Petersham boasts a slew of attractive features Greater Boston homes only dream of having. First, the five-bedroom abode asks $106 per square foot—a price unheard of near Boston, unless the place is a fixer-upper. It also has more than six acres to spread out in—a rarity in the tightly packed suburbs—with pear trees, apple trees, blueberry bushes, and raspberry bushes aplenty. The Federal-style home contains quite a bit of history, too. The “Nathaniel McCarty Double House,” as it’s known, dates back to 1785.
A bright and airy interior counts six fireplaces, re-plastered ceilings, and period details. There are two formal parlors in the house, as well as a dining room and several walk-in pantries. Upstairs, there’s the option to convert space into a small apartment, while the second-floor windows overlook the property’s stonewalled fields and three-stall barn.
For information, contact Maureen Harmonay, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, coldwellbankerhomes.com.