This sprawling, spacious home features beamed ceilings in the original (1820) core rooms, two working fireplaces, exceptional antique moldings, baseboards and/or wainscoting throughout, hardwood flooring, light-filled country kitchen with chimney for wood or pellet stove, lovely dining room, cozy loving room, family room, den, second floor high-ceilinged billiards parlor showcasing a full-sized hundred-year-old Brunswick, Baulk & Callender slate pool table, two master bedroom suites (one on first floor with private entrance, one on second floor with private porch/office) each with full bath & walk-in closet, three additional second floor bedrooms featuring wide pine flooring, a full cellar with interior and exterior access. The home, set well back from the street, is centered on 2.28 acres of gently rolling "Cape Cod lawn," with large front and back "lawns," a wooded section with firepit and treehouse, a circular fish & lily pond, slate patio close to back kitchen door, 1921 underground "fruit cellar" and wonderful old barn with parking for two cars. Parking for 10 more cars in driveway, all just 600 feet from a salt water landing that leads to Pleasant Bay!
This truly is a special property with huge history, charm and bonafide estate potential, owned by just 3 families in the past hundred years. Immediately and readily habitable as is, the home nonetheless needs work. The roofing, siding & trim are now 30+ years old, and show their wear & tear. The oil-fired furnace is well past its prime, but does a reliable job supplying mostly cast iron radiators with hot water. It's replacement with a modern, more efficient system should be a top priority. The upstairs master bath has been gutted, and awaits a full restoration with all sorts of design possibilities. All six exterior doors need replacing, as do many windows at new owners discretion. Cost estimates for all repairs, upgrades and restoration might exceed $200K. But, what a GREAT home you would own. And would likely own, for many, many years to come. Thank you.
For Sale By Owner Home Prices for Orleans, Massachusetts 02653