On the Market: A Whimsical Farmhouse in Walpole
Fun abounds in this 1740 construction, which features a glass-roofed solarium and antique barn.
1062 North St., Walpole
Size: 3,153 square feet
If farmhouses are known for their ample acreage and practicality, this home checks those boxes—and adds several dashes of personality. Erected in 1740, hardwood floors throughout the antique home have been restored, and the seven fireplaces still stand.
But on top of the simple brick and wooden bones, the owners have splashed several quirky schemes. In the sitting room, that means a jungle-themed rug, a zebra-printed lampshade, and yellow wallpaper that is striped below the chair rail, and patterned above it. The kitchen takes on a garden theme, with a stainless-topped island and white beadboard cabinetry accented by a few throw rugs adorned with fruits and veggies and kelly green valance curtains. In the breakfast banquette, the same green fabric lines the cushions of the bench seating, and two bold botanic accent walls visually separate the nook from the rest of the open kitchen.
The architectural treasures and quirky furnishings star in each room of the house, with plenty of fringed curtains, built-in shelves, wood panelling, and rounded doorways to be found upstairs. Out in the 3.35 acres of land, enjoy the tennis court, gardens, sun-soaked solarium, and raised deck with wraparound seating.
For information, contact Elena Price, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, elenaprice.com
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