Historic homes come in all shapes and sizes, from Victorian beauties to midcentury modern stunners. Take this three bed-room, two-bath Federal period home in Haverhill, New Hampshire, about 35 minutes from Dartmouth College. Originally constructed around 1795, the home was built by Ross Coon, a self-proclaimed physician and minster who was remembered as a tavern keeper “who kept a good bar.”
The two-story, hip-roofed Federal structure was moved to its current location around 1821, and the historic building has now been restored as a 3,409-square-foot home. A thoughtful color palette uses reds, greens, and yellows appropriate to the early 19th century, and the home offers a wealth of preserved period details.
Twelve over 12 windows feature antique wavy glass, and the home includes a curved pulpit staircase, wide pine flooring, five working Rumford fireplaces, and antique door hardware throughout. The kitchen is especially impressive, with custom hand-painted cabinetry by the Kennebec Company, honed granite sinks and countertops, and a full-size four-oven classic AGA cooker.
Other perks of the three-acre property include perennial gardens, a stone patio, a 19th-century barn with workshop, and an attached milk shed. Looking for your own piece of early American history? 28 School Street is on the market now for $525,000.