It's perhaps no surprise that our first official house crush of 2018 falls into the fixer-upper category — after all, nothing makes our country hearts beat faster than a sprawling old house filled to the brim with potential. Set on more than a full, partially wooded acre in downtown Millville, Massachusetts, is ready and waiting to be returned to its former glory.
Peek inside: There's a treasure trove of old-house magic just waiting to be discovered. The photos of the interior are hauntingly beautiful in how they depict a once-dazzling old home lost to time, but with every square inch of its original beauty intact. There's a colossal Doric portico, grand center hall and staircase, intricate fireplace surrounds, fretwork, original trim above the doors and windows, and pocket doors.
It's undoubtedly the most spectacular example of Greek Revival architecture in Millville — a small town just over the Rhode Island border that is part of a larger collection of old mill towns that make up the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. Once owned by the operators of an adjacent wool mill, the home played a significant role in the area's history.
As the listing reminds us, the home's condition might limit financing options, but they do still exist — and anyway, don't the most glorious things in life always require a bit more work to achieve? Some of the big-ticket items including the roof, windows, and septic system have already been upgraded, leaving all the fun stuff — like dusting off those sparkling crystal chandeliers — to the next owners.
In love? Contact Lisa Scungio, Lioce Properties at (508) 326-0589 or visit the full listing at .