This Old House is my favorite magazine. I've had a subscription for many years and can't wait until each issue shows up in my mailbox. I'm all for decluttering, but I have to admit that I do not throw out my This Old House magazines.
I always start at the very last page and look at the houses featured in the "savethisoldhouse" column. I love reading the histories of the homes, hearing how they've changed hands and looking at the features that can be restored. Then, I flip to the Letter from Scott Omelianuk, the Editor of This Old House magazine. It's always fun to read about his exploits with DIY home renovations and repairs. Sometimes Usually Scott's stories remind me of Tim Allen's adventures as Tim "the toolman" Taylor when he starred on the TV sitcom "Home Improvements".
In between the front and back of the magazine, I read about different home solutions, tips, ideas projects and the latest trends. I get to see inside beautiful homes that have been restored, renovated and expanded. You wouldn't think that would be so fascinating for a Realtor, but it always is!
I love old houses. My family and I live in one from the mid-1800s. The history from an old house is passed along to the next owners. There's an awareness of the previous owners their lives. I love it when we turn up something in the yard that was thrown away over 100 years ago. It's a way to keep the memory of the past alive.
That's one of the reasons why I appreciate this old house for sale in Sharon MA at 47 North Main Street. The homeowners have lovingly and meticulously renovated it. (You don't take on these projects without a love for the beauty of an old home). The public records says that the house is from 1900, but the homeowners' research has led them to believe it's from the mid-1800s.
Most of the grand, old homes in Sharon were, unfortunately, torn down decades ago. The house at 47 North Main Street and neighboring houses from the same era, reflect the beauty of the town's past. Many homes were at one time summer hotels or boarding houses.
The current homeowners of the mid-1800s Victorian home for sale at 47 North Main Street, restored the 100-year-old front door and had the heart pine hardwood flooring removed, restored and relaid throughout the home. Fine craftsmanship is evident in the woodworkiing of the new crown moldings, baseboards and window and door trim with rosettes. Gorgeous solid Cherry cabinetry, window seats and shelving were built in to the Living Room, Dining Room and second floor sitting area.
The main house of this 2-family property is approximately 2,671 square feet. There are 3 bedrooms on the second floor, including a spacious master bedroom with walk-in closet and master bathroom. On the 3rd floor, there is a large, additional room, currently used as a home office. There are also several adjacent heated storage rooms and attic space to provide plenty of storage!
The top-down renovation of the interior and exterior meant new ceilings and walls, as well as all new copper plumbing and all new electrical wiring. Have you ever wanted to buy an old historical home with the beautiful, high ceilings that open up the feel of the rooms? At 47 North Main Street in Sharon MA, the renovation included 9' ceilings on the 1st floor and 8' ceilings on the 2nd and 3rd floors.
The renovation included the addition of an approximately 1,200 square foot, Townhouse-style apartment and a 2-car garage. It's not that common to find garages with older properties in the center of Sharon. Not only does this restored old home provide a garage, but it's heated, too!
The apartment is currently providing a rental income of $25,200 annually. It has 2-bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms. You could use this space for a business, as well. Or, open up the connecting walls and turn the entire home into one large, single family property. The homeowner has the blueprints from the renovation and expansion.
The first showings for this charming, renovated 2-family house start at the Open House on Sunday, April 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Stop by and say hello at my Open House event at 47 North Main Street in Sharon MA or call me at 781-883-3764 to set up a private showing. This property is offered at $749,000.