A Chance to Own a Piece of North Reading’s Past

This is the first in an occasional series of articles about interesting homes in Reading and North Reading called Every Home Has a Story.

More than 100 years before there was a North Reading – and decades before the United States was formed – the Turner Farm House was built.

Sitting on current day Elm Street (Route 62), the old farmhouse and its barn serve as a reminder of North Reading’s agricultural past.

The 1732 house, also known as the Ebenezer Upton House, was built the same year George Washington was born. The property at 207 Elm St., is for sale for $599,999.

The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is 2,444 square feet and is on a 1.63-acre parcel.

In addition to the farmhouse, the propery also includes a barn, silo and carriage house, which were all built in 1840; a greenhouse was added later.

Kimberly O’Neil with CENTURY 21 Spindler & O'Neil Assoc., Inc., which is presenting the property, said the Turner Farm was subdivided in the 1980s to build the Turner Farm Neighborhood.

She added that the farmhouse was “meticulously restored by North Reading’s famed MG Hall Contactors.”

The interior features solid cherry cabinets in the kitchen, a fireplace in the parlor, two sinks in the master bathroom, a dining room overlooking the garden, and cabinets for a TV and entertainment center in the living room.

The backyard features fruit trees, berry bushes, an asparagus garden, a flower garden, a culinary garden and a wild flower meadow.  

According to Trulia, the home sold for $635,000 in 2008 and previously sold for $400,000 in 1998 and $225,000 in 1996.

For more information about the property, please contact Kimberly O'Neil of Century 21 Spindler & O'Neil at 617-504-5945 or kimberly.oneil@century21.com.

Ted Cartwright March 16, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Seems like a great price for such a wonderful piece of history.


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