The Historic Noah Parsons House 1755
The kitchen, showing the perfect marriage of antique construction and modern amenities.

Architectural Details

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The Noah Parsons House is a traditional English ‘hall and parlor’ house featuring two rooms per floor, separated by the ‘porch’, a formal front entrance with a ‘triple-run’ staircase leading to the second floor. To the left on the first floor, the ‘hall’ served as the kitchen, living room and work room. Some of the fireplace smoke was channeled into a ‘smoke room’ next to the staircase, where hams were hung. This room has been rebuilt as a chimney closet. Opposite the hall is the ‘parlor’, a formal room for guests and events such as weddings and funerals. The ‘parlor chamber’ on the second floor was the parents’ bedroom, with a fireplace and plastered walls. The ‘hall chamber’ was the children’s bedroom, which was entirely boarded with wide pine. A secret room, hidden behind an upstairs closet as a probably refuge from Indian attack, has been rebuilt inside the central chimney. In the 1780s, the rear wall of the house was expanded to create a ‘broken-back saltbox’. The Parsons House has been rebuilt to appear as it did at this time.
The Historic Noah Parsons House, now located on Village Hill Road, Williamsburg, Massachusetts The Historic Noah Parsons House, now located on Village Hill Road, Williamsburg, Massachusetts The Historic Noah Parsons House, now located on Village Hill Road, Williamsburg, Massachusetts The Historic Noah Parsons House, now located on Village Hill Road, Williamsburg, Massachusetts The Historic Noah Parsons House, now located on Village Hill Road, Williamsburg, Massachusetts

Modern Amenities

In the Noah Parsons House, you can enjoy the ambiance of an antique house, in the comfort of 5-zone radiant heat and central air conditioning, without the perils and maintenance that an old house usually brings – cold rooms, crawl spaces, termites, asbestos, lead paint, knob & tube wiring – all the reasons for ‘getting out from under’ an old house. Every piece of this house has been paint-stripped and repaired, including 4 fireplaces and a ‘beehive’ bake oven. An addition, built around an antique barn frame, provides the modern amenities. Those amenities include a fully-applianced kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, a walk-out basement, outdoor patio, and much more. Make an appointment to view this fine home in order to fully appreciate all that is has to offer.
For further information, contact
John B. Otis

612 East Street, Williamsburg, MA 01096
(413) 268-7106 / Cell: (413) 695-4879
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time

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