New England Saltbox homes have a special place in the hearts of old house lovers.
And while saltbox houses are indicative of early American colonial architecture, this one was actually built in 1939.
So while it’s old, it’s not like pre-Revolutionary War old.
This home is located in Northbridge, Massachusetts and is currently listed for sale at $499,000.
This house has had the same owner for 40 years, according to the listing.
There is something rather organic and comforting about a home that has been decorated over a period of decades, gathering knick-knacks and bric-a-brac from a lifetime of grounded nesting.
The hardwood flooring, molding, built-in cabinetry, and wood bookshelves are original and well-preserved.
If the wallpaper seems a little… textured, that may be because it is actually sea-grass paper.
On the outer wall of the dining room is a long, enclosed porch, perfect for reading or just wiling away an afternoon, staring out at the birds.
The kitchen is nothing spectacular:
The dated cabinetry and countertops (c. 1980s) are not quite vintage enough to be, well, vintage.
Likewise, the family room is stuck in the decade of pastel colors and paisley prints.
But the upper floor has a timeless old-house look and feel about it, particularly in the stair landing.
The bedrooms are quite large for a home of this era (1939).
Too bad we don’t get to see more of the bathroom, it looks like there may be a claw-foot tub in there:
Back outside, the saltbox home is situated on a 2-acre property with gorgeous pine trees.
The house fits so wonderfully into its surroundings, you would think it sprouted up from the rich New England soil!
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