16 Old Winter St, Lincoln, MA 01773, USA
For Sale, Sold
Here’s your quintessential Lincoln house! Custom-designed and built for the sellers in 1964, this one-floor Deck House is set on over eight acres of erstwhile farmland bordered by Lincoln Land Conservation Trust acreage.
The house and barn are surrounded by rolling pastures, stone walls, and even a private pond, with the conservation property beyond. Minutes off of the highway, set in a highly desirable enclave, you’ll feel like you’ve got a secret express route to Vermont every time you come home and roll into the long private drive to this pastoral spot. The house is classic mid-century-Modernism, with soaring beamed ceilings; Pennsylvania bluestone floors; and walls of windows to frame the bucolic views and allow a surfeit of natural light to brighten every day — even those winter afternoons spent around a roaring fire in the living room hearth as the snow settles on the stone walls just outside the windows. The bedroom wing includes a master suite, with three more generously sized bedrooms, two full baths, and an office. Move right in and you can take your time updating this special property to suit your dreams.
There are trails in the woods and beyond the conservation fields. Access is possible via a right of way/pathway to the conservation through that pathway near the top of the driveway — but not through the sellers’ orchard. Buyers would probably want to coordinate signage with the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust.
A small wading pond was created and herons sometimes nest there. There’s still a little rowboat there by the pond.
Barn needs some work, but as built it accommodated sellers’ horses and a small flock of sheep, with hay loft and paddocks. Cold water and electrical run from house.
The apple trees in the orchard are past their prime but the soil is good and trees might be brought back – or replaced. Sellers had lovely apples when their kids were growing up.
Lincoln Land Conservation Trust fields are accessed through the public path off the driveway close to the street (see plot plan). Seller notes that buyers, if they wished, could inquire about use of the Lincoln Conservation Land Trust fields if they have horses, or for other such use. The sellers’ current agreement expires in December 2018 but as per the agreement, sellers notified the Trust in December of 2017 that they were relinquishing that right.
Sellers share snowplowing and driveway improvement costs with the neighbors who share the driveway.
House was re-roofed and exterior also painted, probably in in 2000s.
Fireplace works and was checked/repaired last in 2016.
Carport is in need of repair or replacement. We have a detailed proposal and estimate of around $18,000.
Spigots on patio are for hot and cold water, with pipes repaired in 2016.
Sellers use a weekly trash pick-up service.
There is a generator situated outside the master bedroom that is propane powered, which is set to self-test regularly; sellers had it installed around 2013.
We will have open houses Saturday, August 25 from noon to 2:30 and Sunday the 26th, from 1:00-3:00. You can contact us below with any questions or to set up private showings. Showings begin Saturday.