Welcome to Rosey house, an 1870 Victorian Italianate house, where everything comes up roses! The magical house is registered as an historic home within the Emily Dickinson Historic District in Amherst, Massachusetts. The house sits on a side street, tucked away, and yet it’s a short walk into town to the shops, the green, the farmer’s market, restaurants, cafes, Amherst College campus, UMass, and so forth. It sits on what is thought to be the highest spot in Amherst with great views in the winter.
The home is in excellent condition. There are two parlors, dining room, kitchen, all with good proportions. The kitchen offers a perfect spot for a family dining table with a large window and a door that opens out to a stone patio and fenced garden with grass for picnics. Flower beds surround the patio and bbq area. There is a wonderful front porch and original post lamps, nothing has been changed. The primary bedroom suite offers a gas fireplace, a dressing room and a bathroom with both a shower and a claw-foot tub complete with heated marble floor. A screened in sleeping porch on the second floor is a treasure. There are three more bedrooms on the second floor and four more on the third floor, which offers skylights as well. The Carriage House allows for two cars with an original hay loft that has been made into a beautiful studio or home office. The floor on the garage level has been redone and is sealed for weather. New roofs, new driveway, gas heat, generator.
One feels the old and the modern world colliding in a very comfortable, advantageous way. Enjoy one of the most wonderful towns in the US while living in a thoroughly delightful home with historical significance to embrace and respect as new stewards of the Rosey House. The builder was an important figure in Amherst. Originally the home was built on the hill above Emily Dickinson’s home and her brother’s home and legend has it that Emily Dickinson would visit for tea regularly until she stopped going out. Before building his own home, Rosey House, the builder was responsible for building several homes in Amherst, Grace Church, and buildings for Amherst College. It is most clear he built the house for himself. The love is in the details. One of the reasons the house is built so beautifully and intricately is that the builder was a ship builder to begin with and built the house as one would a ship.
Updated on July 22, 2022 at 4:12 pm