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Battles House, now on the market in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, offers a unique opportunity to own and enjoy a significant piece of New England’s rural past. Originally situated on forty acres of farmland, Battles House is one of the town’s oldest buildings. Constructed c. 1740 and owned by the Battles family for 130 years, the house retains much of its original character and is an intact and important example of early square-plan architecture, materials, and workmanship in Massachusetts.
The house is part of Historic New England’s Preservation Easement Program, a national model for saving privately owned historic homes. It entered the program in 1997 in order to preserve its significant architectural features. Specifically, the easement protects the building’s structural members and framing, central chimney masonry and fireboxes, and the wooden mantelpieces and overmantels at each of the central chimney’s five fireboxes. The exterior elevations, foundation, chimney, and roof profiles are also subject to protection under the easement.
For more information, contact Alina Chamberlain, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, at 978-256-2560 (office) or 978-328-8454 (direct).