68 Phillips St.,
Built in 1763 by Daniel Poor, a wealthy farmer who fought at Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill during the Revolutionary War, this Georgian Revival later was the home of Oliver Hazard Perry, the son of the naval hero of the War of 1812. That history flows throughout the home: Most floors are wide planks and many rooms have French doors; one bedroom has a mural by 19th-century painter Rufus Porter while the kitchen has a soot-stained fireplace. There is a music room with a fireplace and a library with built-in shelves.
The main entry has parquet wood flooring. The dining room has a chandelier, built-in china cabinet, wainscoting, and crown molding. The kitchen is done country-style, with dark cabinets, but also has a stainless steel stove. A wide stairway with a curved railing leads upstairs. The bedrooms are scattered along the second floor, and the bathrooms have been updated. The master is spacious. Overall though the house needs some freshening up, such as new paint in some rooms and other modernizations. A carriage house, with a horse stall, is used as a three-car garage. Arlene Santangelo of Keller Williams Realty in Andover is the listing broker.