Welcome to this elegant 1877 Victorian home designed and built for Samuel Crooks, wealthy owner of the Crooks Shoe Manufacturing Company in Hopkinton during the late 19th century.
The exterior of the home features classic Italianate features of asymmetrical design, complex woodwork at the eaves and windows, multiple bay windows, and two large covered porches. The formal front entrance features tall double doors that open to foyer and gracious staircase. The first floor features 10 ft ceilings and hardwood floors. Both the formal parlor and family room feature large bay windows and double pocket doors. Formal dining room offers a butler’s closet. Built-in cabinets and working wood/coal stove enhance the kitchen. A convenient first floor office features a wet bar and access to one of two porches. The second floor offers five bedrooms (including two with bay windows), sitting room, storage, and vintage full bath. Back stairs lead from the kitchen to the second floor, attic, and cupola where you will find 360 degree views of the surrounding area.
The home is set on 0.63 acre level lot which features a 100 year old beech tree, huge fenced vegetable/flower garden, and backyard with patio. Just a short walk away is the vintage Hopkinton Town Common, shops, library, and the start of the famous Boston Marathon.
Updated on June 16, 2021 at 10:18 am