This Gorgeous Massachusetts Home Comes With Massive Waterwheel, Secret Stairs
If you ever wanted to own a piece of American history that houses a waterwheel, then start saving your pennies because I found the perfect home for you.
It's called Place DuCharme. It's located in North Easton, right on the edge of Ames Long Pond. Just the high ceilings alone would have me sold but this home has so much charm and character.
Believe it or not, it is a 1960s home built on the site of a historic mill that dated to 1825.
This 4,348-square-foot property comes with all the bells and whistles, having been outfitted with Italian chandeliers, a Victorian fireplace, towering granite walls and a built-in, six-person Jacuzzi.
That's just for starters.
The home is historically significant, as it sits on a dam that once powered the largest undershot waterwheel in New England (still on display in the house) as it helped manufacture the Ames family shovels, which were used in the construction of America’s transcontinental railway. How's that for a history lesson?
"Designed by architect Paul DuCharme, this home is a token of architectural prestige," the listing states. "The reflection of the water gives the appearance of an infinity pool from the expansive windows."
A secret staircase will bring you to the master suite, which overlooks the pond and a massive mantled fireplace.
I could go on for days about how beautiful this place is.
Of course, we found plenty of pictures of this gem so you can daydream about how you would decorate it and just how wonderful it would be to live there.
Daydreaming is what most of us will have to do, as the price tag is a bit out of reach, though not as high as I thought it would be.
The home is going for $1.6 million -- $1,659,000 to be exact. It has been on the market for about a month-and-a-half, which is long considering the market's current state.
The full listing from Johnny Hatem Jr. of Douglas Elliman has all the information on this absolutely beautiful piece of history in need of an owner.