Historic House Listings

What a grand home! The Henry Plummer House, Circa 1897 in Massachusetts. $379,000

February 9, 2021

What a home this could be! Henry Plummer was a flour industry magnate and he was the author of a sailing memoir, ‘The Boy, Me and the Cat’. The house was built in 1897. It is located on .52 acres in New Bedford, Massachusetts. This home sure does have a nice staircase, original hardwood floors, beautiful mantels, exposed beamed ceilings, built-ins, window seats, and leaded glass windows. The study is lined with old nautical maps. This home is going on the auction block. It will go to the highest and best offer. The property features a detached four car garage. Seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, and 5,129 square feet. $379,000

Contact Jane Kalife Paul with Conway – Mattapoisett

From the Zillow listing:


OPEN HOUSE SAT, FEB 13 AT 12 PM. HIGHEST & BEST OFFER DUE BY MON, FEB 15 AT 12 PM. This English revival home was built by Henry Plummer, a flour industry magnate & author of the classic sailing memoir, The Boy, Me and the Cat. The house features a soaring, light-filled central stairway & abundant period details that evoke the city’s storied past. 1st floor includes a large living room & library, dining room, half bath & butler’s pantry off the eat-in kitchen. 2nd floor has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths & 1 study lined with nautical maps. There is a bonus 3rd floor with space for an office, playroom, etc. Sited on a rare double lot with a 4 car garage, the home is in the historic West End; minutes to St. Luke’s hospital, Buttonwood Park, downtown restaurants, shops, museums & ferry (servicing Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket). Boston & Cape Cod are just over an hour away; Providence is 40 minutes. The home, sold “As Is”, awaits a new owner with the desire to restore it to its former glory.


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