This stately Greek Revival, built in 1830, was once owned by Massachusetts Civil War Governor John Andrew. Abraham Lincoln’s friend and cousin, he authorized freed slaves to serve in the Union army (remember the movie Glory?). The house, which Andrew called “the home of my heart,” remained in his family until 1929.
The current owners undertook a full renovation of the historic property in 2010 and are now selling it for $2.975 million. Take a look!
MSNBC reports: “Much of the 5-bed, 4.5-bath home’s original character, like its pumpkin pine flooring, marble fireplaces, and ceiling medallions and molding, were maintained in the remodel.”
The family room has a Something’s Gotta Give vibe with the blue and white-striped rug:
Some rooms–like this bedroom–are a little bare. How would you decorate them?
There are 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.
Love the gray cabinets.
The interiors don’t look like they belong to an historic house from the early 1800s, do they? The rooms look new. Which I suppose they are, since the house underwent such an extensive renovation.
It sits on several acres outside Boston in Hingham and has 6,300 square feet of living space. There’s an apple orchard, 3-car detached garage, boat house, and barn on the property, too.
On Sundays I Feature Interesting Houses For Sale:
- A Victorian Cottage in Pasadena
- A Hamptons-Style Home on Bainbridge Island
- Julia Morgan’s Charming Redwood Grove House
- See ’em all!
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