Introducing, 1 Chestnut Hill Road in Southborough.
Elegantly sited on a corner lot abutting Chestnut Hill Farm, is a handsome 18th century home rich with history. For over 250 years, this property has been home to a cast of characters including some of the town's most esteemed residents. Once a part of the second largest farm in Southborough's rural history, the exterior looks to not have changed very much.
From the outside, the original owner would still recognize this house.
On the Main Floor you will find a spacious updated, expanded kitchen with stainless appliances, a mudroom/sitting area where you can leave your boots, or sit in the sun with a cup of tea and good book. The banquet size dining room is truly the heart of the home. With painted wide-plank pine flooring ("the King's Pine"), huge hearth with wood stove, and detailed decorative molding it is clear that this room has hosted grand gatherings for centuries. There are details from the past at every turn. There's even a hidden door in the foyer floor where you'll find a small "hiding room."
The living room has custom built-in shelving, a corner cabinet, fireplace, and painted pine floors. The owner often works from home and the home office offers views of the backyard and into the meadow at Chestnut Hill Farm, offering spectacular views in every season. The office has half-bath and access to screened porch and backyard.
Upstairs Three staircases lead to three spacious bedrooms, laundry, and 2.5 bathrooms. The light-filled 3rd floor has a bonus room with full bathroom. This room has changed its purpose as the family grew. First a playroom, later a craft room, and finally a teen hangout.
Outside A stone wall runs along the back of the property, and the property has mature plantings, and specimen trees including a rare Copper Beech. Here, you can sit under the shade of 100+ year old tree and imagine Southborough as it once was. Just steps to the mudroom door, there's a two-car garage with automatic carriage doors.
Location...Location...Location... Ideally located in Southborough's West End North of Route 9, this home is adjacent to Chestnut Hill Farm, opposite Southborough Open Land Foundation's Beals Preserve, and the Wachusett Aqueduct. The trails on the Preserve and Chestnut Hill Farm pass through meadows, woodlands, along a pond and over the aqueduct. The Beals Preserve is home to Art on the Trails, an annual art and poetry event. Chestnut Hill Farm is a popular working organic farm. Visit www.thetrustees.org and solf.org
Chestnut Hill Road is minutes to Route 9, the Massachusetts Turnpike, 495, and the Southborough MBTA Commuter Rail station for easy commuting to Boston and Worcester.