On the Market: A French-Inspired Chateau in Sturbridge
This single-family is listed for $699,900.
63 Fiske Hill Road, Sturbridge
Size: 3,375 square feet
One glance at this grand domicile is enough to explain why Sturbridge residents call it “the castle.” And that likeness was by design—when he had it built in 1973, the original owner asked the architect for a home in the style of the French chateaus that he so admired and even “brought in workmen from Europe to do much of the finish work,” according to listing agent Lorraine Herbert.
The attention to detail paid off, from the rounded doorways and pegged oak floors to the whitewashed brick exterior and walled garden. The sunken great room is one of the most majestic spaces owing to its stately fireplace, wide and glossy window seat, and cathedral ceilings accentuated by thick beams. Its most French countryside feature of all, though, is the trio of French doors that lead out from the living room into the crushed stone courtyard. Boxwoods and short brick walls frame the rectangular enclosure, and a tool shed with a conical roof stands guard in the corner like an oversized garden gnome.
Avid fans of the web series Beacon Hill will recognize the mansard roof, frosty brick walls, and immaculate quad from the soap opera’s drone shots, as well as several rooms inside where filming for the show was done. Or, the striking composition may remind you of your last Parisian trip abroad—it just so happens that this particular castle rules over Worcester County.
For information, contact, Lorraine Herbert, RE/MAX Prof Associates, remax.com.
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