29 Lexington Road, Concord, MA | $1,195,000
5 Beds| 2.5Baths | 2,992 sq. ft.
Start dreaming of days spent in the heart of historic Concord, Massachusetts. Known as the Charles B. Davis home, this circa 1750, hand-hewn beauty is located right in town center, making it one of Concords most coveted addresses. Concord itself is a marvel of rural beauty, a historic town and popular excursion destination for Boston visitors that offers full amenities without a loss of charm. Luckily, residents of 29 Lexington Road need not travel far to experience the charming downtownjust momentsfrom the homes front door, quiet restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, museums, boutiques, a bookstore, and a number of specialty shops cluster together along Concords friendly streets.
Concord is a picturesque New England community of historic attractions, preserved open spaces, and a thriving commercial center served by the MBTA commuter bus to Boston and commuter rail to Boston, Cambridge, and Fitchburg. For history lovers, the nearby Minuteman National Park and Old North Bridge represent the watershed moment in American independence. For everyone they are spots for reflection and serenity. Perhaps the largest draw is Walden Pond,Henry David Thoreaus idyllic retreat in Concords woods and one of the most famous sites in New England, drawing walkers, boaters, swimmers, sunbathers, and birdwatchers seeking the tranquil beauty immortalized in the 19th-century philosophers writings. Just over one mile from the pond is 29 Lexington Road, a historic gem privately held by only four owners over the past 150 years.
Overlooking the velvety lawns of the First Parish Church, 29 Lexington Road stands on the oldest settled land in Concord. When the English settlers arrived in the 1630s, a frequented regional Indian path was already in existence and soon became part of a major colonial highway between Concord and Bostontodays Lexington Road. The property itself has a fascinating historyit is named for Charles B. Davis, a prominent storekeeper, real estate investor, and town postmaster who first kept his store in the front of the residence. It has served as a goldsmith shop and was home to various artisans and manufacturers until the mid-19thcentury. Thanks to itswell-preserved aesthetic, you easily get a feel for the homes history.
Inside, colonial-era charm abounds. All the classic flourishes are there: hand-crafted moldings, fireplaces, and floor-to-ceiling woodwork as far as the eye can see. Inthe kitchen, a beehive oven reminds homeowners of centuries past, while the dining room sets the scene for a memorable dinner party. Entertain in the light-filled living room allowing thebrilliance of nature to take center stage. Upstairs, five spaciousbedrooms and a sizable third floor bonus roomfeature abundant built-in storage. Whether you work from home or need a space for crafting, reading, or writing, the home office inspires the flow of creativity.
After your work is done, take a walk around Walden Pond during Autumn seeing the magnificent foliage reflected in the pond, and then visit Thoreaus cabin site. Follow up with delicious wines and dishes atConcords Colonial Inn, and retreat back to your private backyard garden oasis complete with a brick patio and fountain.
To learn more about 29 Lexington Road in Concord, Massachusetts, visit Gibson Sothebys International Realtys website here, or contact the Tom and Joanne Team at 781.795.0502 or firstname.lastname@example.org.