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Location: Newport, New Hampshire
This beautifully restored wood-frame colonial combines the best of both worlds, marrying authentic period details with complementary contemporary updates that don’t obscure the original.
Located in North Newport, New Hampshire, the Joel Wakefield house, as it’s known, was built in 1792 and showcases original architectural elements like handsome wide-plank flooring, exposed rough-hewn beams, and charming woodwork.
Some of the woodwork includes doors, window frames and shutters, paneling, gunstock corners, built-in shelving, and cabinetry—all of it painted in period-appropriate hues of yellow and dusty blue.
There are four corner bedrooms, two baths, an open living space incorporating several sitting areas, formal parlor and dining rooms, spacious kitchen, and a library. Rumford-style fireplaces make appearances throughout the two-story residence.
The one-acre property also boasts incredible grounds distinguished by a covered patio, gardens, a stream, and multiple outbuildings including an antique barn and a black smith shop. Located at 2 Fletcher Road, the home is offered for a very reasonable $347,000.