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The grandest staircase! Circa 1874 in Massachusetts. $695,000

October 1, 2022

This home has the grandest staircase! The Lummis-Wesson Estate was built in 1874. It is located on .47 acres in Springfield, Massachusetts. The home features a grand staircase, wainscoting, hardwood floors, stained glass, coffered ceiling and an in-ground pool. There is crown molding, wide baseboards, original mantels double front doors. Seven bedrooms, five bathrooms and 5,437 square feet. $695,000

Contact Greg Williams with Homefront Realty

From the Zillow listing:


Welcome to the 1874 Lummis-Wesson estate. Don’t miss the opportunity to own a piece of history. This Gothic Victorian was designed by the Boston firm of Ware & Van Brunt, the two men that designed Harvard’s Memorial Hall. This stunning home was owned by the Wesson family (Smith & Wesson) for a very long time. While in the home you’ll enjoy plenty of space, a breathtaking staircase, 9 fireplaces and hand carved mantels, trim, molding and paneling throughout. While enjoying the Architectural beauty detailed through each room of the home, you’ll also get the benefits of updates done over the years. This includes the multiple mini-split systems (heating and AC), on-demand water heater, 3rd floor wet bar, the inground pool, deck and extensive exterior/interior updates done after the 2011 tornado (including the slate roof). If you love history and craftsmanship, you’ll want to see this home. The basement is partially finished and includes a large game room and pool bathroom.



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