Historic New England Stewardship property for sale in Manchester, Mass.
April 28, 2011
The Little Orchard House in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., is for sale. The house is an important example of the Colonial Revival movement, which aimed to interpret and restore seventeenth-century domestic architecture.
The Kitfield family owned the house until 1884, when it was purchased by the Lincoln family, who undertook significant Colonial Revival alterations. A preservation easement held by Historic New England protects the historically important features of the Little Orchard House, both for their aesthetic value and as irreplaceable artifacts of the craftsmanship. The easement identifies features that must be preserved and parts of the building that can be adapted to the requirements of modern living.
An open house for prospective buyers will be held on Sunday, May 1, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. More information is available at the Coldwell Banker website or by contacting Nannie Winslow, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Manchester, 978-865-1145 or Nannie.Winslow@NEMoves.com.