Holliston, MA SOLD Price: $479,900 Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Condition: excellent Year Built: 1727 Land Area: < 1 Acre Architectural Style : Georgian House Form: 2-Story Colonial Features: Twin fireplaced parlors, two fireplaced bedrooms, indoor well, beehive oven, attached barn, early brick patios, perennial & herb gardens Exterior: Clapboard Agent Name: Mary L.Chabot Company Name: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Telephone: 508 943 5880 Email: Mary.Chabot@NEMoves.com

Welcome to The Simeon Newton House, a wonderful museum quality Georgian Colonial. You will realize you are living in an authentic antique house with all the historic details, warmth, character and charm. Built in 1727, this home is one of the three oldest properties in Holliston, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. This wonderful dwelling has the features of the Georgian era with some Federal updating with wide pine floors, early hardware, windows and doors. The home is decorated with reproductions of early stencilling including those used in a mural done by the current owner on the second floor. Also seen in the house are sponged floors and ceilings in several rooms, a treatment which predated commercial floor coverings. Entering through the front door, you see the captainís stair leading to the second floor. According to a survey done for SPNEA in 1976, the family room to the left was the first kitchen in the home with the original fireplace and beehive oven. The room was remodeled during the Federal period (1780-1825) and has many trim details from that era, as you will find often in the house. Beyond the sitting room is the dining room with a small library ell. The modern kitchen has a huge early fireplace for cooking. Also off the dining room is the brick floored summer kitchen, and the original indoor well. To the right of the main entrance, find the parlor which has a third fireplace, featuring early to mid 18th century panelling and a hidden safe. It is painted in the Prussian blue discovered beneath layers of paint. The office, which was the original Buttery, complete the first level of this home. The second floor, accessed by either the captainís stair or the back stair, has four bedrooms, 2 fireplaces and a full bath, as well as the walk-up attic and access to the hidden room which was used as part of the Underground Railroad to shelter runaway slaves on their way to freedom. The small corner lot has lovely perennial and herb gardens as well as an attached early barn/garage with storage above and Federal period brick patios.