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Two Plus Acres!


Artfully Designed

Brown Road

Shirley Massachusetts

Exclusively marketed by Elisabeth Elden of THE ATTIAS GROUP Antique Homes Division

Just Under three acres of sunshine a n d n at ur a l b e a u t y .

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This traditional New England post and beam barn has been creatively renovated to honor its history while offering a modern sensibility throughout the flexible floorplan. Thoughtfully transformed and

built to the highest of standards, this well cared for antique is warm and welcoming, unique and inviting. Sited on a knoll at the top of the hill, views of the idyllic wooded landscape abound. With almost 3 acres of open meadow and woods, access to hundreds of acres of trails, and a stone building with room for 2 stables, this extraordinary property will satisfy even the most discerning buyer. Comfort never goes out of style. Large family gatherings are festive and fun, connecting indoor and outdoor living with multiple decks and screened porches, an expansive lawn, and deep woods. Endless possibilities for living, there are formal spaces, cozy nooks, a separate suite that can be rented, and the views from every room are extraordinary! Historic Details

“Old world style meets modern convenience in this charming authentic New England barn.� The main house is upstairs, and encompasses all of the second and third floors. Ascending the staircase, you reach the bright open landing with cathedral ceiling and skylight. The original barn door was restored and used as the entry to the open concept living area. The privately situated master suite, sunny and secluded, the perfect retreat, offers a full bath and several oversized closets. The first floor includes the accessory apartment, a fully equipped 2 bedroom suite with kitchen and laundry, just right for guests, extended family, or as income potential. The sliding door opens to a private screen porch, the perfect place to enjoy sunsets, watch the wildlife, and just slow down and relax.

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Flexible Floor Plan

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Every detail of this very comfortable and beautiful home expresses a casual elegance blended with a traditional aesthetic. Entering through the broad front porch, the

View from the loft of the v a u l t e d two story l i v i n g r o o m

foyer is gracious and inviting. To one side is a very large workshop space used by the current owner for an in home business. Offering maximum space and functionality for an unlimited variety of uses, this room can be transformed into an elegant and spacious living room for entertaining, an extravagant game room for family and friends, or become the perfect place to keep your equestrian equipment. The vaulted ceiling of the two story living room echoes the post-and-beam structure of the original barn and features a remarkable stained glass window at the gable end. The sun pours in everywhere, lighting up the space that was once a hay loft and is now a lovely guest suite with bedroom and sitting area. Completing the main house is a spacious eat-in kitchen, two sunny family bedrooms, and a luxurious family bath with deep whirlpool jetted tub. Come home to the classic style, spirit, and tradition of historic Shirley, Massachusetts. Enjoy the convenience of major highways, the commuter rail, and bustling nearby shopping, while maintaining a country setting with plenty of outdoor space. You will not want to miss the opportunity to live in this magnificent home, ideally located and surrounded by tranquil and protected wildlife views, truly an exceptional value. Screened Porch

Level Lot

Lofty Ceilings

Ample Storage

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Charming f a m i l y bedrooms

C l assic and luxurious

top left: Perfectly blended with History middle left: A durability of design that’s finished by hand bottom left: High Ceilings & thoughtful details

“This home offers unique style, flawlessly blending traditional aesthetic and contemporary flair. Cozy nooks, formal rooms, and

perfect family spaces.�

Acces sory apartmen t wi t h lovely livi ng ro om and vi e w s of t h e private b a ck yard.

L a rg e ki tchen i n the a pa rtm ent, and hu g e b at h w i th l aundry

“More than meets the eye, this heartwarming home offers surprising spaces and is clearly an irresistible value.”

Shirley Highlights

Located in Middlesex County about 50 miles northwest of Boston and along the Route 2 corridor, the Town of Shirley offers modern amenities and a slice of quiet, small town life with rural ambience, and a sense of civic pride and volunteer spirit.

O v ersi zed Bonus Room

Settled in 1720 and incorporated in 1753, many names in town are those of founding families, and many handsome historic homes still stand, particularly in the picture-perfect Town Center. A vacation destination in the 1900s for Boston folk, Charles Goodspeed described the area as far enough to be two days travel by horse, yet near enough to enjoy a respite from the busy city - his legacy lives on in the Farandnear Trustees of Reservations property. Hundreds of acres of conservation land weave through Shirley, with many trails and parks. Shirley’s small but friendly business community has growth potential. Don’t miss the park and public pool, new school buildings, and the 2011 regionalization of all grades with the neighboring Town of Ayer. Other perks include reasonably-priced homes, convenient commuter rail service via the train station in Shirley Village, and highway access via Route 2A, 495, 190, and of course, Route 2.

S hir l e y H i g hl i g h t s

The S hir l e y M e e t in g h o u se

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14Brown Road FLOOR PLANS


Second Floor

THIRD FLOOR (Main House)

Third Floor


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Brown Road

Shirley Massachusetts

Exclusively marketed by Elisabeth Elden of THE ATTIAS GROUP Antique Homes Division

Overview Style Antique Year Built 1850 Rooms 16 Bedrooms 6 Baths 3 Full Living Area *3,601 sq.ft. Lot Size *2.71 acres * per public record

Structure Exterior Clapboard and Shingle, Wood Foundation Fieldstone Roof Asphalt/Fiberglass Shingles Floors Hardwood, Tile, Carpet, Vinyl Basement Partial, Bulkhead, Dirt Floor Garage 2-Car Attached, 1-Car Detached Front Porch Yes Screened Porch 2 Rooms First Floor (Apartment) Living Room Kitchen Bedroom 1 Bedroom 2 Bath/Laundry

First Floor (Main House) Foyer Bonus Room Garage

15’ 8” x 20’ 2” 11’ x 10’ 6” 13” x 15’ 6” 12’ x 11’ 1 Full - 13’2” x 10’4” 7’ 10” x 22’ 23’ 2” x 22’ 32’ x 23’ 3”

Second Floor (Main House) Master Bedroom l Master Bath Bedroom 1 Bedroom 2 Living Room Dining Room Kitchen Laundry/Pantry Bathroom Third Floor (Main House) Bedroom 3 Loft/Office

13’ 4” x 14’ 4” 11’ 2” x 4’ 6” 11’ 8” x 10’ 8’ 4” x 10’ 8” 14’ 6” x 14’ 8’ 10” x 19’ 2” 11’ 8” x 14’ 8’ 5” x 5’ 13’ x 8’ 4” 16’ x 11’ 4” 16” x 11’ 4”

Services Heating Forced Hot Water Fuel Oil Electric Service 110 Volts, Circuit Breakers Water City/Town Water Sewerage City/Town Sewer

Financial & Legal 2013 Assessment $379,400 2013 Taxes $5,938 Registry SMRD Book/Page 28603 / 83 Schools Ayer Shirley Regional District

Elisabeth Brosens Elden Realtor, ABR, SFR, SRES, GREEN Direct: 978.505.9123 Office: 978.371.1234

For Financing Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Mark Richard Direct: 617-820-6050 NMLSR ID: 414125

AGENCY DISCLOSURE All Brokers/Salespersons represent the seller, not the buyer in the marketing, negotiating and sale of the property, unless otherwise disclosed. However, the Broker or Salesperson has an ethical and legal obligation to show honesty and fairness to the buyer in all transactions. All information supplied by owners. No attempt has been made to verify same. Sales offerings are made subject to errors, change of price or withdrawal without notice.

14 Brown Rd Shirley MA