Updated farmhouse in Concord’s north end at 280 Elm St.

  • This bright and airy home in Concord’s north end has a smooth-flowing floor plan and would be an ideal house for any size family. Courtesy photos

  • An office with French doors and a pocket door for privacy, and a half bath with laundry area, are also conveniently on the first floor.

  • The sunny, south-facing dining room and formal living room overlook the front yard of the property.

For the Monitor
Published: 5/6/2019 1:13:49 PM

A well-cared for farmhouse in north Concord is the perfect blend of historic charm and modern updates. Built in 1909, with an addition built a short time later, the 12-room house was completely renovated just before the current owners purchased it, but it retains plenty of character.

This bright and airy home has a smooth-flowing floor plan and would be an ideal house for any size family.

On the first floor, which has hardwood flooring throughout, the generously sized rooms provide lots of space for family gatherings and easy entertaining.

A titled mudroom leads from the garage into a spacious family room.

The kitchen is sure to please any cook with its large pantry, granite countertops, a center island, double ovens, and loads of cabinet space.

The sunny, south-facing dining room and formal living room overlook the front yard. An office with French doors and a pocket door for privacy, and a half bath with laundry area, are also conveniently on the first floor.

The second-floor master suite is a true retreat, with a dressing room, double closets, and private tiled bath with shower, soaking tub and granite vanity. Two more bedrooms and a full bath are also on this main area of the second floor. All three bedrooms, as well as the hallway and stairs, have new carpeting.

On the same level, above the family room, are three bonus rooms which could be used as bedrooms, offices, or storage. There is also ample storage space in the attic above the oversize two-car garage and in the basement.

This six-plus acre property has well-established landscaping including flowering trees, perennials, and lilacs that are said to be at least 100 years old. There are also sugar maples, red maples, a black walnut tree, a disease-resistant elm, and a huge blue spruce. The American elm trees for which the street was named were wiped out by Dutch elm disease, but several somehow survived; the last of those still stands across the street.

The fenced-in back yard, with stone walls and a wooded area, is a perfect place for cookouts and games.

While the house is in the country, it’s just minutes from downtown Concord and Beaver Meadow Elementary School.

It also has a rich history. The house has had only four or five owners, the current owner said, and the second floor still has the original wide-plank pine floors (now covered by carpet).

She recalls being told by neighbors that the property, which originally consisted of around 100 acres, was once used to raise dairy cows (there is still a cow path going down to the Contoocook River), and later for a logging business. The property was later divided up among a family’s ten children, who eventually sold their lots.

She related that the granddaughter of a woman who had once lived there stopped by soon after they bought the house, and was glad to see that someone was taking care of it.

“She told me that her grandmother always put her Christmas tree in the corner of the dining room, so I always put my Christmas tree in the corner of the dining room, too, to carry on the tradition,” she said.

Listing with Susan, who has 20 years of experience, will produce results. The property went under contract in eight days and is expected to close at the end of May.




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