For Sale/Rent

On the Market: A Jeffersonian-Style Villa in Princeton

Frolic through the terraced lawn in the summer, and head to nearby Mount Wachusett in the winter.


Boylston Villa in Princeton

Photo via Fred Light/Nashua Video tours

73 Worcester Road, Princeton
Price: $1,750,000
Size: 5,761 square feet
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 3.5

You might know the Boylston name from the central Mass town by the same name, Boston’s Boylston Street, or Boylston Hall in Harvard Yard. And though this home sits apart from all of these, it shares their namesake. Situated in Princeton, Massachusetts, the Boylston Villa was once the home of Ward Nicholas Boylston, a Bostonian and philanthropist who donated to Harvard University.

Anchored on six acres of landscaped lawn and bordering an impressive 250 acres of conservation land, the Jeffersonian-style building (they did, after all, live during the same time) was built in 1818.

Inside the white brick construction, which is sheltered by a copper roof, oak and original pine furnish the floors. An enormous quartz island sits in the center of the kitchen, and heart pine countertops line the perimeter. Plus, a cast iron AGA stove and a glass-front SubZero fridge ensure you’ll cook in style. An adjoining galley offers more storage and prep space, and a bald eagle detail embellishes the basin of an extra sink, hand-painted by a New England artist.

A fireplace, chandelier, curved staircase, and lots of elegant wainscoting, wallpapering, window seats, and built-in shelving grace the interior as well.

When you’re done soaking in the nearly 6,000-square-foot home, walk out onto the long back porch that spans the width of the residence—you’ll have the perfect vantage point to admire the terraced grounds and granite bed-lined gardens.

For information, contact Janet Schoeny, RE/MAX Vision, remax.com

Photo via Fred Light/Nashua Video tours

Photo via Fred Light/Nashua Video tours

Photo via Fred Light/Nashua Video tours

Photo via Fred Light/Nashua Video tours

Photo via Fred Light/Nashua Video tours

Photo via Fred Light/Nashua Video tours

Photo via Fred Light/Nashua Video tours

Photo via Fred Light/Nashua Video tours

Photo via Fred Light/Nashua Video tours

Photo via Fred Light/Nashua Video tours

Photo via Fred Light/Nashua Video tours

Photo via Fred Light/Nashua Video tours

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