This 185-year-old West Barnstable listing is pretty much an antique lover's dream come true. Alas, if fireplaces galore and other markers of 1830-meets-2015 aren't for you, consider yourself warned.
Built as the original Bodfish family homestead, the one acre property now features a rather lovely 2,376-sq.-ft. Cape with "energy efficient improvements." Here's how the brokerbabble sums up the main level of the updated and restored 3BR, 2.5BA:
The 1st floor features a master bedroom suite w/full bath & fireplace, open custom kitchen w/sitting area & large fireplace, a separate formal dining room w/ beehive fireplace & den/library room w/a gas fireplace. Sounds toasty, right? Anyway, the second floor has a full bath and three bedrooms, all of which look suitable for anyone flexible and/or diminutive in stature. Back downstairs, a screened porch separates the main residence from a garage/carriage house. Outside, there are two patios, a farmer's porch and professionally landscaped grounds with "beautiful gardens." The historic spread hit the market last August for $669,000, but is now back hoping for $665,000.
· Listing: 54 Carlson Lane, West Barnstable [Kinlin Grover Real Estate and Zillow]