October 27, 2017

Preservation Personals: Massachusetts Federal Seeks Lover of Small-Town Life

  • By: Nick Som

Any house-hunter or real estate agent will tell you that the location of a property is everything, and for good reason. Life in a bustling metropolis and a quaint township couldn’t be any more different. If the latter is what you’re looking for, I’m the property for you.

My town of Sharon, Massachusetts, is widely considered to be one of the nicest small towns in America to live. Great public schools make us excellent for families, and our relative seclusion makes it easy to get some fresh air and enjoy the great outdoors.

If you’re worried that small-town living might grow stale for you over time, or that finding gainful employment could be a challenge, have no fear—the large cities of Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, are only a commuter train ride away! As far as location goes, I’m the best of both worlds.

But enough about my town—it’s not the only thing about me that’s impressive. I’m a beautifully restored Federal built in 1805, with no shortage of space to stretch out and relax. I have five bedrooms upstairs that are so roomy, my builder decided to put fireplaces in some of them.

Down on the first floor, my living room and country kitchen stand out as highlights. Not only are they equally spacious, they also seamlessly combine modern convenience with old-fashioned charm. My kitchen’s wooden cabinetry creates a lovely rustic ambience, and my living room feels as though it could have been lifted straight out of the 19th century.

To an owner looking for a property that blends amenities with history in the most delightful of towns, I’m tough to beat. Learn more about me here.

The exterior of a Massachusetts Colonial.

photo by: Seth Stollman

22 North Main Street, Sharon, MA 02067

The bedroom of a Massachusetts Colonial.

photo by: Seth Stollman

Why, yes, that is a bedroom fireplace. It's perfect for surviving the harsh Massachusetts winters.

The kitchen of a Massachusetts Colonial.

photo by: Seth Stollman

My kitchen may look old-fashioned, but it is fully equipped for modern owners.

Nick Som is an editorial intern at the National Trust. He enjoys museums of all kinds, Philadelphia sports, and tracking down great restaurants.

nsom@savingplaces.org

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