MLS® ID: 72338214
21 South Main Street
Petersham, Massachusetts, 01366 $465,000
The "Nathaniel McCarty Double House," a late 18th century federal colonial with graceful porches, a private pond, and a distinctive hip-roofed 2-story, 3-stall stone barn with grazing horses in its open stonewalled field, is a much-admired gem in the heart of Petersham's iconic center. This historic residence has large, light-filled rooms with two formal parlors, an elegant dining room, replastered ceilings, six fireplaces, walk-in pantries, and a fully equipped 2nd floor kitchen that enables part of the upper story to be divided into a legal apartment, in accordance with its zoning as a 2-Family. This home's beautiful grounds invite visitors to enjoy a myriad of country pleasures, including scenic views and mature raspberry and blueberry bushes, a pear tree, and a variety of apple trees that reliably bear fruit. A backup outdoor wood furnace supplements the 3-year-old oil-fired boiler for optimal energy efficiency, and a detached 2-car stone garage offers shelter for cars or horses.