The 1860 Lucinda Manning house for sale in Massachusetts

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This wonderfully restored Cape Cod style home was built in 1860 in the area of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The current owners purchased the home in 1976 and spent the next 30-plus years renovating and restoring the home.

Being a woodworking teacher and craftsman, I have enjoyed restoring this old home.

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You can see the dramatic differences in the before and after photos below:

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The homeowners also built a timberframe addition to the back of the home…

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The owners are moving to another area of the country so they had to put their beloved house up for sale. It is offered FSBO at $435,000.

Inside, they have taken care to preserve the vintage feel of the home:

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I really like what they have have done with the dining/kitchen area…

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According to the floorplans, the kitchen/dining and pantry rooms are in the newer addition, but they were designed to blend right in with the original 1860’s house.

Speaking of the floorplans, here they are:

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The decor is so appropriate for a house from this era – the sellers have paid a lot of attention to detail here.

I’m betting this sunny corner nook in the pantry is a favorite puttering-around space…

So humble and cute!

Here’s a peek at the bedrooms:

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This home is clearly adored and well-kept by its current (and long-time) owners. It is seeking some new caretakers to see her through the next 30 years and beyond.

For many more details and additional photos of this home, see the house’s website here.

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