Historically known as Quinnapin, the residence at 411 Main Street in Medfield center is a true example of late Greek Revival combined with Italianate-style architecture. Originally built in 1880 as the new Baptist Parsonage, the historic two and one-half story home was built on a parcel of land that was formerly granted to the Barber family in 1650 and later sold to W.W. Mitchell in 1881.
When Medfield was first settled in 1650 and the land was granted to George Barber, a house on the site was torn down for the new construction of Timothy Cheneys home. Bradford Curtis, who immigrated to Medfield in 1832, purchased the Cheneys estate later dividing the eastern portion of land to a separate owner I. Curtis.
During the 1930s this home featured a public tea room and in later years was sold as a private residence. Today, this superb historic property has been restored as a single-family house preserving outstanding craftsmanship, lovingly modified with exquisite detail true to its classic construction. The home offers five bedrooms, two and one-half bathrooms, oversized windows, two fireplaces, inlaid wood floors, detailed moulding, high ceilings and expandable walkup attic space.
The main entrance of this residence leads into a grand foyer with a beaded overhang protected by a Colonial-Greek Revival porch. The home is light and bright with tall windows throughout. Interior features highlight bay windows which welcome sunlight into the living and dining rooms. French doors beckon from the fireplaced dining room onto the private backyard porch. A Chef's kitchen blends double arched windows, breakfast banquette seating, center island, tin ceiling, exotic granite countertops, custom cherry cabinetry, dual ovens, twin stainless sink, Thermador gas cooktop, a SubZero refrigerator, radiant heat and bonus seating at the raised counter bar and spacious mudroom overlooking a circular covered side porch.
The master bedroom consists of double closets, a cozy sitting room, updated full master bath with a large tiled shower and laundry for comfort and convenience on the upstairs level. A deluxe guest bathroom features an "air" spa tub, marble decor and luxurious fixtures. During warm weather a Tamarack Ghost whole house fan keeps the house comfortable.
Leading through the French doors enjoy an English country garden complete with a Kenneth Lynch classic stone ornamental fountain beyond the back porch featuring a pergola, columns, a trellis and mahogany deck for outdoor entertaining and relaxation.
This beautiful historic home is exclusively listed by Janis Urbanek of Gibson Sothebys International Realty.
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