The Grant Homestead, So. Weare
$259,900 & $10,000 Credit at Closing!
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In the same family for over 5 generations and dating back to the pre-Civil War era, Grant Homestead is awaiting a period home enthusiast to move in and make it shine again. Built in 1772, many details of its early vintage are still intact, while having others were replaced with those pesky modern conveniences – a kitchen, 2 baths and a laundry room.
Located in an area of historic homes and 100’s of acres of conserved land, the house is perched on a knoll and has handsome, traditional lines, 9/6 windows of varying ages and most prominently, a new 50-year roof (2018) on the main house that comes with a transferrable warranty! Sweet.
Entering through the front door, even though no one does in the country, it is a typical floor plan of the day in the main part of the house. Inside the door, left and right are the front parlors, one now the dining room with strip hardwood floor and a built-in china cabinet, the other the living room with a mellow pine floor. Across the back of the main house is the family-style kitchen complete with brick hearth and woodstove and a separate laundry room. There is a large bath off this area, complete with a walk-in shower, and access to the large attached shed with great conversion possibilities. More later.
Upstairs all but the two front rooms have been somewhat reconfigured over time, probably when the fireplaces were removed. The front rooms are the identical sizes of the rooms below them and are bright, sunny and with wide pine flooring. There’s a “back bedroom” in the northwest corner and a big, partially finished room on the northeast side. Central to them all is the large hall bath.
The ell of the house holds a rustic, unfinished space that would make a fabulous family room, complete with exposed beams and an authentic well pulley system still in place over the permanently covered-over original farm well. Beyond that is a garage for 1-2 cars.
Outside, what you see from the property will remain that way forever. The farm’s 5 acres has conserved land on three sides – as the land directly across the street is also conserved. The owner has cleared much of the back portion of the five acres in anticipation of new owners wanting animal and garden space. Down the hill from the house is a large sugaring operation owned and operated by the Grant family, making March the busiest time of year on this street!
Own a piece of real local history in a great area and be equidistant to our state capitol of Concord and to Manchester/Bedford – one or the state’s largest employment areas.
5 Surveyed acres with plenty of room for a barn
New 50-year metal “shingles” on main house with transferable warranty
10-Year young hot water heating system
Circuit breakers with generator hookup; sale includes the generator
Efficient Drolet woodstove
Lined chimneys repaired and cleaned 2018
Hardwired smoke detectors
Recent extensive water test completed
13 Month home warranty included in sale
$10,000 Credit for updates or your closing costs - you choose!