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Home at 1 High St., Boscawen, modernizes old-world charm

  • Featuring four bedrooms and two bathrooms, the home was built circa 1790 by Joel French and has been lovingly restored.

  • This historic cape at 1 High St., in Boscawen perfectly combines old-world charm with all the style and conveniences of modern living. Courtesy photos

  • The sunny kitchen is open to an informal dining area that boasts an original fireplace, exposed beams, hardwood floors, and a chandelier.



For the Monitor
Friday, September 22, 2017

This historic cape at 1 High St., in Boscawen perfectly combines old-world charm with all the style and conveniences of modern living. Featuring four bedrooms and two bathrooms, the home was built circa 1790 by Joel French and has been lovingly restored.

Offering 3,648 square feet of living space, the restoration work included exposing beams and gunstock corners, refinishing the original wide pine floors, rebuilding the chimneys, and installing new mechanical systems.

The sunny kitchen features cherry Crown Point cabinetry and is open to an informal dining area that boasts an original fireplace, exposed beams, hardwood floors, and a pretty chandelier. The kitchen also provides easy access to the formal dining room, which features more exposed beams and another fireplace, this one with a bread oven.

There is a formal sitting room and a formal living room as well, both with pine floors, exposed beams, and fireplaces. They would serve well for entertaining, or could be used as a home office or bedroom, depending on your needs.

The spacious family room is another great entertaining spot. It also features exposed beams and hardwood floors, along with lovely wooden wainscoting, beautiful built-in bookshelves, and a handsome brick-surround, wood-burning stove.

Above the garage is a spectacular bonus room, with custom lighting, chair rail detailing, and lots of space for games and seating, making it perfect for movie nights or watching Sunday football.

The family room was part of an addition that also included a bathroom, first-floor laundry room, basement access, and it leads out to the attached, three-car garage.

All of these spaces keep with the character of the original cape, so you’d never know they were added centuries later.

Upstairs, above the main portion of the home, there are three fantastic bedrooms, all with pine floors and plenty of natural sunlight, and a full bathroom.

Outdoors, there is a charming patio, along with perennial gardens, berry bushes, and lovely stonewalls. With almost two acres of land, there is plenty of peace and privacy.

Located a short distance from I-93, this home provides country living just minutes from the shopping, restaurants, and entertainment of Concord and Manchester, as well as the recreation and relaxation of the New Hampshire lakes region.

With so much historic charm, so much space, and such a great location, 1 High St., in Boscawen is truly a must-see.

Kathleen Cleary of Better Homes & Gardens, The Masiello Group, Concord, is exclusively offering this exceptional home, listed for $379,000. An open house will be held Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to schedule a private viewing of the home, contact Kathy at 545-1998, or email kathycleary@masiello.com. You can also visit masiello.com.