Sunday, November 25, 2012

Video of 144 Main Street | HIngham, Massachusetts real estate & homes - The Annah W. Everett House is one of the few Colonial Revival houses built in the Georgian mode. It was designed by the Hingham architect, Charles Everett for his mother in 1926. He designed, restored and altered numerous Hingham residences.

This masterfully reconstructed home on prestigious Lower Main Street in Hingham, Massachusetts is stately, elegant yet current. You will fall in love with this landmark property. A brand new 3-bay Carriage House with an office or playroom above, along with a balcony overlooking the main home, features recessed lighting, and is fully heated and air conditioned. The chef in the family will appreciate the wide open great room and state of the art kitchen. The incredible master suite is anchored by a fireplace and boasts balcony, his and hers closets, a steam shower, floor to ceiling windows…and the same in the guest room! Although 144 Main Street is one of the smallest Charles Everett houses, it is also one of the most elaborate in its architectural embellishments. The homes high "English basement", brick ends and front dormers reflect more the Southern Williamsburg tradition than that of New England. The treatment of the elaborate entrance is pure Georgian Revival.
It is composed of an enclosed pediment portico which protects a paneled door topped with a semi-circular fanlight with tracery and framed with plain sidelights.

Finials aside the small front gable are a delicate finishing touch. The facade is symmetrical with large multi-paned sash windows on each side of the entrance. There is a decorative frieze atop the cornice board under the eaves, which with the corner Doric pilasters, clearly delineate and articulate the classical front.

Hingham is a town in metropolitan Greater Boston on the South Shore. With a population of approximately 22,000 residents, Hingham is known for its colonial history and location on Boston Harbor. During World War II, Eleanor Roosevelt authored a book titled This is America, which used Hingham as an embodiment of the typical American town in wartime. As part of her visit researching the book she toured Hingham's Main Street, with its stately eighteenth- and nineteenth-century houses and, at the time, a canopy of elm trees. Mrs. Roosevelt later concluded in the book "[t]his is the most beautiful Main Street in America". Commuter boat service direct to Boston, as well as commuter rail service make Hingham an ideal town for commuters to Boston. Set an appointment today to visit 144 Main Street. And prepare yourself to fall in love.

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