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Posted by Sherry Bourque on 6/18/2017

The Northeast and New England are home to some of the most historic estates in the country. If you drive through almost any small town in New England you'll notice houses that proudly wear signs giving the year the home was built, with many dating back to the 1700s. Many of these homes have fortunately been preserved and opened to the public as museums. The area isn't just full of old colonials, either. Mansions in Rhode Island, estates in Vermont, tenement buildings in New York City, and even a few modern feats of architecture in Connecticut sprawl across the region. Here's a list of 10 must-see homes-turned-museums in the Northeast:

1. Mark Twain House, Connecticut

In 1873, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) and his recently wed wife, Olivia began work on their home in Hartford, Connecticut. Twain would go on to live what he described as the happiest and most productive years of his life. The museum holds many artifacts from Twain and his family, including his last pair of spectacles.

2. The Glass House, Connecticut

The Glass House is a 49-acre experiment in modern architecture that lies in New Canaan, Connecticut. The structures on the estate were built in 1949 with industrial age materials like steel and glass (the main house being comprised of glass).

3. The House of Seven Gables, Massachusetts

Salem, Massachusetts is mainly associated with the Salem Witch Trials and various pop-culture references that tie it to the supernatural. Most of the witch trials of 1692 involved residents of neighboring Danvers (then Salem Village). The House of Seven Gables was built by a Salem sea captain named John Turner in 1668.

4. Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts

As its name suggests, Old Sturbridge village is a reconstructed village that depicts an average New England village in the 1830s. It includes a school, country store, bank, a working farm, and several homes.

5. The Breakers, Rhode Island

The Breakers was constructed as the summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II in 1893. It is a gilded age mansion on the ocean that represents the opulence and grandeur of its time.

6. Hildene, Vermont

The home of the Lincoln family built in Manchester, Vermont in 1905. It was constructed by Robert Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln and was excluseively the home of Lincoln decendents until 1975.

7. Jackson House, New Hampshire

The Jackson House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire is the oldest wood-framed house in New Hampshire. It was built ca. 1664 and has post-Medieval English architectural motifs.

8. Castle Tucker, Maine

Castle Tucker was built in 1807 in coastal Wiscasset, Maine. Visitors are offered a glimpse into the lives of the Tuckers, a well-known shipping family. Economic difficulties meant the home was seldom renovated and one of the most well-preserved Victorian era homes in the region.

9. Tenement Museum, New York

While many homes on the list tell the story of well-to-do families, the NYC tenement museum takes visitors through a multi-floor tenement building that housed over 7,000 working class immigrants.

10. Lyndhurst, New York

Lyndhurst, an estate overlooking the Hudson river in Tarrytown, New York, is an American Gothic revival mansion. It housed many prominent figures including a a New York City mayor and a railroad tycoon.




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Posted by Sherry Bourque on 6/16/2017

This Single-Family in Manchester, NH recently sold for $300,000. This style home was sold by Sherry Bourque - RE/MAX Main Street Associates.


43 Lilac Court, Manchester, NH 03103

Single-Family

$295,000
Price
$300,000
Sale Price

3
Bedrooms
6
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
LOCATION, LOCATION! A commuter's dream in a quiet, CUD-DE-SAC neighborhood. This Contemporary Colonial home features 3 BEDROOMS and 3 BATHS. Enter via the peaceful FARMER'S PORCH into the tiled foyer. Beautiful HARDWOOD FLOORS abound in the OPEN-CONCEPT first floor. The kitchen is light & bright with STAINLESS STEEL appliances, abundant counter space, and tile flooring. Retreat upstairs to the master bedroom and enjoy the JETTED-TUB in the en-suite. Two more SIZABLE bedrooms and full-bath complete the second floor. And there's more.......The comfortable FAMILY/MEDIA room on the lower level is the perfect place to relax. Walk-out to the private backyard and embrace the sounds of Spring. EASY ACCESS to highways, shopping, and services.






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Posted by Sherry Bourque on 6/12/2017

This Single-Family in Epping, NH recently sold for $355,900. This Cape style home was sold by Sherry Bourque - RE/MAX Main Street Associates.


67 Olde Bridge Ln, Epping, NH 03042

Single-Family

$344,900
Price
$355,900
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Looking for a unique Ranch? This open concept home has many features including Cherry Cabinets with Granite counters in the eat-in kitchen . The Living room has Hardwood Floors and a trey ceiling, gas fireplace and sliders to a large deck overlooking a private back yard. The Master bedroom has a trey ceiling and french door to the deck. The tiled master bath has a jet tub, shower, and a large walk in closet. Enjoy all the seasons relaxing on the farmers porch. The other 2 first floor bedrooms share a tiled full bath. The 1st floor laundry room is large and has hookups for an Electric or Gas Dryer. The finished room over the 2 car garage makes for a family room or great office. Need more living area? The huge basement would be ideal for expansion.

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Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Sherry Bourque on 6/12/2017

This Single-Family in Epping, NH recently sold for $355,900. This Cape style home was sold by Sherry Bourque - RE/MAX Main Street Associates.


67 Olde Bridge Lane, Epping, NH 03042

Single-Family

$344,900
Price
$355,900
Sale Price

3
Bedrooms
7
Rooms
2
Baths
Looking for a unique Ranch? This open concept home has many features including Cherry Cabinets with Granite counters in the eat-in kitchen . The Living room has Hardwood Floors and a trey ceiling, gas fireplace and sliders to a large deck overlooking a private back yard. The Master bedroom has a trey ceiling and french door to the deck. The tiled master bath has a jet tub, shower, and a large walk in closet. Enjoy all the seasons relaxing on the farmers porch. The other 2 first floor bedrooms share a tiled full bath. The 1st floor laundry room is large and has hookups for an Electric or Gas Dryer. The finished room over the 2 car garage makes for a family room or great office. Need more living area? The huge basement would be ideal for expansion.






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Posted by Sherry Bourque on 6/11/2017

There are many different ways to upgrade and create the perfect outdoor space. You can upgrade what you already have by adding simple things to it, you can accessorize, or you can overhaul the entire area by starting from scratch. It’s always a good idea to take these three approaches and use a mix of the strategies.    


Go For Durable


Sometimes many different types of patio furniture end up being a little stuffy and high maintenance. While these sets can be beautiful, they may not be practical to suit your needs. If you live in an area where you need to put away your furniture for the fall and winter season because you don’t have use of the outdoors, plan accordingly with the type of outdoor accessories that you buy. 


You’re better off going for value and finding durable, yet stylish furniture that will stand the test of time. Otherwise, you’ll be replacing your furniture every year without fail. Go a bit more traditional than bold and work your outdoor style around that.


Choose Your Colors First


If you start with furniture, you’re left to figure out how to accessorize. There’s no rule that says you can’t find the accessories you want first before you begin to buy furniture. Find your cushions and outdoor rugs first. Then, move on to finding furniture that meshes well with those colors and styles.


Use The Outdoors To Accessorize


Whether you’re replacing your existing patio furniture, or just looking to recreate your space, you can use more than throw pillows and an outdoor rug to accessorize. Find planters that match well with the style you’re looking to achieve. Add in greenery and flowers that will only accent the look. There are a number of options of the types of planters that you can choose from hanging plants to large pots to planters on pedestals. Get creative with your plants and spice up your space. Is your outdoor space near your vegetable garden? Be sure to highlight your hard work and use that as a sort of focal point for your entire outdoor space.


Be Practical


If you’re spending a lot of time outside grilling, you’re going to want a table and chairs available, so there’s no need to truck food in and out of the house each night for dinner. It also would be a good idea o have some storage for food prep items like grilling tools, extra plates, and more just to keep everything you need in one place. These storage items are an important piece to your outdoor space. Whether you are primarily using a deck, patio, or the pool area, thinking practically can really be a big help in decorating.




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