On the Market: A Contemporized Antique in Townsend
Built in 1720, this luminous single-family comes with an in-ground pool, garage with an art studio, and three acres of lush land.
98 Turner Road, Townsend
Size: 3,439 square feet
When you picture a home from the 1700s, you likely don’t conjure up an image as bright and open as this one. Antique character is baked into the posts and beams, much of the hardwood flooring, and the beehive oven and brickwork on four fireplaces, which all harken back to their 1720 construction. But all of the wood paneled accents and worn timbers actually take on an eclectic contemporary look when they commingle with loads of skylights and tall ceilings.
The modern style really takes over in the newer wing, designed by architect Nick Wheeler. A dining room with tiled floors and chestnut ceilings runs parallel to a sunroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, soaking both spaces in sunlight. Skylights dot the ceilings, too, continuing into the kitchen, where yellow accents splash across the walls in contrast to the wall of crisp white cabinetry.
Natural light casts the centuries-old features in beautiful light upstairs, also—walk along the catwalk to one of the three bedrooms, where a semicircular, great big window illuminates the creamy yellow room. Various nooks and crannies form natural reading alcoves or work-from-home niches, where you can surround yourself with thriving houseplants. From outside, angled siding around those half-moon windows make them look like decorative sunbursts. As for the nearly three-acre yard, since the land was once part of a working farm, you can still find a barn, which overlooks the in-ground pool, as well as a post-and-beam garage with an art studio. The home encompasses all of that, and a stunning, shaded yard overflowing with fruit trees, thousands of lilies, and ornamental plantings to enjoy in your own backyard oasis.
For information, contact The Legacy Star Group, Keller Williams Realty-Merrimack, legacystar.kw.com.
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