Lovingly Preserved, Concord’s Gaius Proctor House Is Up For Grabs

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ConcordConcord, Massachusetts, was the site of a great deal of America’s history — from Revolutionary War sites in Minute Man Park to being home to Louisa May Alcott, to poet Ralph Waldo Emerson penning “Nature” at the Old Manse (as well as Henry David Thoreau visiting Walden Pond).

And now one of the properties that 19th-century family called home, perched just steps from some of the town’s most important landmarks, is for sale.

The 1810 abode was home to Gaius Proctor. Not much could be found about Proctor — he’s buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetary, and according to one document was a shoemaker.

But the home he raised his children in with his wife, Betsey, remains to tell a story about the family. It’s just steps to Monument Square, North Bridge, Minuteman Park, and more. Curious about what Concord has to offer? We’ve written about the charming historic town more than a few times.

The four-to-three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home has stood the test of time thanks to great care and loving updates over time, with a keen eye toward preserving the historic value of the home, yet providing modern amenities as well.

Care was taken to retain the sun-filled rooms with their windows with period detailing. A floor plan is true to Proctor’s period, but current owners were still able to expand the kitchen, and improve the screened porch with mahogany decking that showcases a tranquil view of a private yard.

As was often true for the period, two staircases take you up to the second floor, where three bedrooms and an office sit. One of those three bedrooms, by the way, is the master, with a renovated master bath that boasts radiant heat. The third floor has flexible space that could be a fourth bedroom or a playroom.

And to get you through those chilly New England nights, there are four working fireplaces.

The historic home is priced at $1.395 million and is listed by Senkler, Pasley & Dowcett with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage — Concord.