PHOTOS: ‘Grandfather’s House’ For Sale

The famous South Street home is on the market for $975,000.

Photo credit: Max Dublin, Hammond Real Estate, Cambridge
Photo credit: Max Dublin, Hammond Real Estate, Cambridge

Just in time for the holiday season, “Grandfather’s House,” the famous South Street home referenced in the poem “Over the River and Through the Wood” by Lydia Maria Child, is for sale.

The home, built in 1839, is on the market for $975,000, according to its listing. Child had visited the much smaller farmhouse on the property in the early 19th century, before it was expanded.

The Details:

Address: 114 South St.

Style: Historic Greek Revival

Bedrooms: 5

Baths: 3.5

Interior: 3,620 sq. ft.

More: “Historic Greek Revival overlooking the Mystic River on ½ an acre.  Handsome house on a beautiful setting offers tremendous opportunity for an end user or developer to do multiple units.  House currently sits on a ½ acre lot but has been subdivided in to two approximately 10,000 square foot lots each zoned as 2-family.  Beautiful original details abound in this 1839 home featuring high ceilings, large windows and gracious rooms.  Main unit is a little less than 3000 square feet on two floors with a fully unfinished attic and feels like a single family. There is also a 2BR duplex apartment at the back of the house with private entrance and second driveway.  Sited on a corner lot with a large flat yard, lovely plantings and trees and driveway for 6+ cars.  Ideally located close to Tufts, Medford Square and easy access to 93.”

Listing Agent: Max Dublin, Hammond Real Estate, Cambridge


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