12 Hancock FAQ
* The roof is new, installed 11/24/2020 by RB Farina, all warranties transferable
* Boiler installed in late 2005 when sellers converted to gas
* Hot water tank installed in late 2005
* Average electric bill for past 12 months — $2400, consistently rated GOOD relative to
Neighbors by the electric company
* Average heating bill for past 12 months — $1900, also GOOD rating by gas company
* Ideal closing date – ASAP after Purchase and Sale agreement is signed.
* Significant improvements made to the property under current ownership and
approximate years they were done:
2002 Installed chimney liners (with lifetime transferable warranty)
2005 Replaced oil heating system with gas adding new furnace and hot water
Insulated home with blown-in fiberglass insulation
2006 Added architect-designed mudroom, widened driveway, and put in pavers
Built out brick patio, added granite steps; installed major plantings
Installed complete set of storm windows
Installed historically appropriate lanterns and motion-detecting lighting
Work was done by Peter Kelley, a well-respected local builder.
2012 Installed historically appropriate sconces and chandelier inside the home
2017 Remodeled powder room and master bathroom
Installed granite surround around the main fireplace
2018 Replaced lawn, added major plantings, installed irrigation system
Painted exterior of the house, selectively replacing clapboards, painted fence
2020 Encapsulated basement crawl space
Replaced roof (with transferable warranties)
2021 Installed historically appropriate wooden window with true divided light
2010 to present – various updates to kitchen including new floor and appliances
There are 16 new wood windows, custom-made by Green Mountain Windows in Vermont for Brosco. They are true divided light with 6 over 6 panes of glass in each sash.
Architecturally consistent with the style of this home, these windows are used on historic houses, seen, for example, all over Beacon Hill. They are designed to afford maximum light and visibility. The other remaining widows are either:
- Older wood windows (4) in good working order or
- Replacement windows (4) in good working order
All the windows have Harvey Tru-Channel combination storm windows. They do a fine job of providing an extra layer of insulation in the winter. Both sets of windows together are more than sufficient to keep cold and wind out. The care taken with the windows is reflected in many other places in the home. This attention to detail has allowed the home to be modernized to today”s standards while retaining its historic character.