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Historic tavern built in 1795 asks $525K

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With a period-appropriate color palette of reds, greens, and yellows

A white-clad, Colonial-style home features a central chimney, blue-trimmed windows, red door, and steps leading up to the entry. A small gate welcomes you to the front yard with trees and shrubbery. Photos by Richard Woodside

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.

A historic kitchen with muted red cabinetry, a black old-fashioned stove, pine floors, and light filtering in from the windows.
The kitchen features custom hand-painted red cabinetry, honed granite sinks and countertops, and a full-size four-oven classic AGA cooker.
Photo by Greg Hubbard
Yellow trim accents an old-fashioned fireplace. Next to the fireplace are two leather arm chairs, a traditional rug, and a bench.
One of five working Rumford fireplaces in the home.
Photo by Greg Hubbard
A dining room with green trim, a table with a yellow tablecloth, wooden chairs, a rug, and a china cabinet on the right.
The dining room features bright and airy windows.
Photo by Greg Hubbard
A green fireplace with nick-nacks on mantel, white walls, and a formal dining chair on the left.
Another fireplace in the home.
Photo by Greg Hubbard
A four-poster bed with lace cover and green linens sits in a bedroom. There are exposed beams, lace curtains, a wooden dresser, and a sitting chair.
One of three bedrooms in the historic home with exposed beams in the ceiling.
Photo by Greg Hubbard
A sun room features large windows all around, white walls, slate floors, and two chairs next to a side table. There are also potted plants on the left.
A sunroom makes for a cozy spot in winter.
Photo by Greg Hubbard