Historic House Listings

Whitin Lasell Manor, Circa 1890. Over four acres in Massachusetts. 23 bedrooms! $1,495,000

March 10, 2019

The Whitin Lasell Manor was built in 1890. Located on 4.5 acres in Whitinsville, Massachusetts. Whitin Lasell Manor was built for industrialist Chester Whitin Lasell, President of Whitin Machine Works. The main house has three levels of living space. There are original period details throughout the home. Whitin Lasell Manor has 15 unique fireplaces. Twenty-three bedrooms, thirteen bathrooms, and 20,000 square feet. $1,495,000

From the Zillow listing:


Welcome to the Whitin Lasell Manor at 120 Hill Street in Northbridge, Massachusetts – a unique opportunity to own a landmark from one of America’s Industrial Revolution pioneers in the Blackstone River Valley. The mansion’s “main house” offers three floors of living space and an unfinished basement with storage and utility rooms. The first floor has been carefully restored and provides six separate rooms for entertaining, including a lobby and reception area, music room/auditorium, living room (library), billiards room, solarium and dining room. Original period details are found throughout the mansion, including wood carvings, pocket doors, stained glass windows and approximately 15 unique fireplaces with decorative mantels. While the use and occupancy of this historic property has changed over the years the current 20,000+/- SqFt floor-plan and configuration includes approximately 23 bedrooms, 9 full bathrooms, 4 half-baths and a kitchen with a separate pantry area. This former family residence has most recently found a variety of uses as a retreat and conference center. Owner and local philanthropist James M. Knott Sr. had envisioned the restored property’s potential as a destination venue for local events and privately catered affairs, which could also include overnight accommodations. An elegant “bed & breakfast” was not an unforeseen possibility. The Whitin Lasell Manor is ready for its next chapter in history with various development opportunities including hospitality-related ventures, wellness and healthcare or a facility for education at all levels.
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