A Majestic Federal-Stlye Home in Fremont New Hampshire
by Shannon McGurrin Gish.
Do you dream of that charmed New England life? We hear ya’! In our New England Dreams column, Shannon takes us on a virtual tour of the Northeast through the lens of her favorite old house finds.
You know what’s it like when someone asks “What’s your favorite book ever?” and suddenly you have hundreds of books pop into your mind? That is pretty much how I feel about this majestic home. How can I choose what I like best about it? It’s the E.A. Scribner House located in Fremont, NH and it is chock-full of history and charm.
89 Scribner Rd, Fremont, NH 03044
3 beds, 2 baths, 2,822 sq. ft.
Asking Price: $495,000
The E.A. Scribner House, built in 1810, combines the best of both worlds: Old World craftsmanship and charm with numerous, modern-day improvements. The original structure was a center-chimney Cape with clapboard facade and interior features that include two fireplaces/woodstove, Indian shutters, gunstock corners, and antique pine flooring. The “new” four-room brick addition was constructed around 1839 and features a formal living room with marble fireplace, dining room, master bedroom with fireplace, and guest bedroom — all with antique pine flooring. Two additional outbuildings include a cottage containing approximately 400 SF and a four-bay garage. The property is five acres in size and is located on one of the most scenic roads — Fremont-Scribner Road, named after the first family known to have owned the house. There are far too many improvements to list here, but know that this property has been historically preserved for modern-day living.
If you think that beautiful brick is swoon-worthy, just step through the front door.
That kitchen side hearth? I mean…
Did you notice the alcove windows? You’re probably thinking, “How can I miss those beauties?”
The setting for this wonderful home is the scenic Fremont-Scribner Road, a pure delight this time of year.
Listing and photos courtesy of Estately.
AUTHOR SHANNON MCGURRIN GISH
Shannon McGurrin Gish is a New England transplant who was born and raised in the metropolitan area of Washington D.C. Along with her beloved husband and three treasured sons, she made her way to New Hampshire via residential stretches in Dallas, TX and Denver, Colorado.
When not obsessing over all things New England (historical homes, autumn festivals, and wicked good lobstah rolls), Shannon studies the intersection of art and peacebuilding in Cambridge, MA. “Forgive me for geeking out for a moment here,” she adds, “but there is a growing body of research demonstrating that architecture as an art form influences psychology, cognition, behavior, and overall health. That is why we feel drawn to certain structures and spaces; they appeal cross-culturally to our intuitive senses, not just our visual biases. And in nowhere is inspiring architecture more influential than in the home.”