For sale: Antique reproductions in Groton and Sherborn
These houses were built to replicate antique styles — but without the narrow staircases or low ceilings.
84 PAQUAWKET PATH / GROTON
SQUARE FEET 4,336
LOT SIZE 2.76 acres
BEDROOMS 5 BATHS 4 full, 1 half
LAST SOLD FOR $435,000 in 2001
PROS Despite its relative youth, this 1981 reproduction Cape looks right at home in historic Groton. Enter into a cozy den with a gas stove, built-in bookcases, half bath, and French doors to a deck. At left, the remodeled kitchen has granite counters, pegged hardwood floors, and a breakfast nook with a fireplace. The living and dining rooms have a traditional, historic look, only bigger. Upstairs, the master suite has a slate fireplace, walk-in closet, and private bath. Two carpeted bedrooms share a full bath and laundry closet. A mudroom off the two-car garage divides the main home from a guest apartment with its own kitchen, bath, bedroom, and loft, and seasonal water views. CONS Tile in the entry foyer feels more 1980s than 1780s.
Rachel Kiley Brock, Coldwell Banker, 617-513-7984, kileybrock.com
39 MILL STREET / SHERBORN
SQUARE FEET 3,688
LOT SIZE 3.73 acres
BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full, 1 half
LAST SOLD FOR $1,178,900 in 2016
PROS This 1964 Colonial is full of faithful antique-style details like 12-over-12-pane windows. Off either side of the foyer, the dining and living rooms have handsome chair rails and plantation shutters. A Dutch door off the latter leads to a screened-in porch, and a powder room is nearby. The big, open kitchen is stunning, with a brick hearth and wood-burning stove, luxury stainless appliances, and a sunny dining area with French doors to a bluestone patio. The second floor holds four good-sized bedrooms, including a master with a new bath, plus another full bath and an office with walk-up attic. A family room with a fireplace, cathedral ceiling, and mudroom connects to the two-car garage. A wood barn anchors the landscaped lot. CONS Taxes topped $17,000 in 2018.
Nora Lynch Smith, Landmark Residential, 508-245-2626, noralynchsmith.com