1 Bow Road Wayland, MA
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Picturesque New Cedar-Fenced 1.72 acre corner lot, with Fieldstone Walls and secluded feel. Featuring a Chef's Kitchen with Viking Appliances and Quartz Countertops with Wine Fridge and Kohler Plumbing Fixtures, Open Sunny Living Room, Formal Dining, Cathedral Family Room with Wood Stove and Sliding Walkout, 2 Master Suites with gorgeous Tiled Master Baths and Quartz Vanities, upstairs Hallway Bathroom with Quartz Vanity and Tiled Tub, 3 Additional Bedrooms, 4 Fireplaces, restored original Wide-Plank Pine Hardwoods, Oil Rubbed Bronze Fixtures throughout home, 3 Zone Heat, 2 Zone Central AC, Updated Electric, New Whirlpool W/D, Oversized 2-Story Barn Garage with Parking, New Roofs, and a Newly Paved Driveway. Come experience the warmth and comfort of this truly unique 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home that has just been completely restored!
One of Wayland’s Most Historic Homes Restored to Modern Day Luxury
The John Parmenter Sr. farmhouse at 1 Bow Road was built in 1775, and passed down in
ownership through 9 generations of Parmenter family descendants. It is one of Wayland’s most
historically significant homes. On Wayland’s town website, in the A-Z of “who’s who” for famous Wayland families, the letter “P” is reserved for Parmenter.
A Brief History of the Parmenter Family in Wayland:
John Parmenter Sr. was born in 1588 in England, and arrived in New England in 1638. Anoriginal proprietor of Sudbury Plantation, he helped plan the town’s allotments of land to its
settling families. His house at 1 Bow Road stands in the heart of the first settlement of Sudbury Plantation, Wayland, which was incorporated in 1639. Over the years, John Parmenter Sr. held positions of Deacon, Selectman, and Commissioner, for the town’s political leadership. John Parmenter Sr. was also granted the first license for Sudbury Plantation’s first “house of common entertainment,” and in 1654 opened the first local pub a short distance down the road from his home, calling it Parmenter’s Tavern. The tavern would serve as the site of debate by residents to formally separate the Eastern and Western territories of Sudbury Plantation, among other political and economic meetings of the era. Parmenter’s Tavern stood on land which was owned by his son, John Parmenter Jr.
Over 242 years and 9 generations of Parmenters, the family continued ownership of the houseat 1 Bow Road. They mostly earned their living as farmers, and the family only became trulywealthy in the late 1800’s during its last generation under the home’s final resident, Jonathan M.Parmenter.Jonathan M. Parmenter quietly amassed one of the
largest fortunes of all Wayland residents of
his time, despite his appearance as a simple cattle farmer. He was often seen driving his horse drawn buggy at the head of a large heard of his cattle, covered in mud soaked clothing. While he never publicly flaunted his wealth, when he passed away in 1880, his estate went to probate and was publicly disclosed as valued at a net worth of $1.5 million. (With inflation, this would have been upwards of $30-$40 million today).
Jonathan M. Parmenter earned his wealth from being one of the first investors to provide seed money for the burgeoning local mill industry, and numerous other investments in real estate. Now, in 2019, the John Parmenter Sr. farmhouse begins the newest chapter in its rich history, with a beautiful restoration that maintains full historical character, while affording its next owner the essential modern luxury living amenities of today.
Located at 1 Bow Road, the first house in the Bow Road Historic District in Wayland.
1 Bow Rd
Wayland, MA 01778
Description of Construction Work Completed
-New roofs with architectural shingles (house & barn)
-New paint on siding, shutters, doors, trim (house & barn)
-New cedar fence with two coats of water sealer along entire side yard
-New asphalt circular driveway with two new paths to barn/garage parking
-New lighting and electrical outlets in the driveway/barn
-Landscaping cleanout, trimming of trees and removal of trees in the driveway
-Majority new plumbing and electrical throughout.
-New central air conditioning throughout the home (2 zones)
-New Mitsubishi heat and A/C unit in the family room
-New sump pump with discharge piping (basement)
-Rip and replace floor joists and level floors in multiple rooms
-Gut existing kitchen and build professionally designed high end chef’s kitchen:
-New plumbing, electrical, central A/C
-Custom Tile floors and backsplash
-Schrock Entra kitchen cabinets as designed in Amira Maple with a Brie (Coconut) finish, all plywood construction, 3/4" solid wood dovetailed drawers, full extension undermount drawer guides with "soft close" feature, soft close doors, Island in the Moonstone finish with architectural leg posts and panels. Island has built in spice rack and rubbish/recycle drawers built in.
-Viking appliances, including built in microwave into the kitchen island. Wine/Beverage center built into kitchen island
-Venatino Color fabricated Quartz countertops
-Sinkology fireclay deep farmers sink
-Kohler oil rubbed bronze plumbing fixtures, including pot filler
-Custom built stove hood vent and painted Brie (Coconut) finish to match kitchen cabinets
-Lighting: recessed, under cabinet, and oil rubbed bronze pendant fixtures with vintage light bulbs
-Create new master suite with walk-in closet and master bathroom
-Master bathroom includes new plumbing, electrical, and ventilation fan
-Custom walk-in shower with Kohler oil rubbed bronze shower head and handheld wand, dual pivot glass doors and oil rubbed bronze hardware, oversized recess soap niche with quartz shelf
- Shrock vanity in Moonstone color with undermount sink and quartz countertop
-New oil rubbed bronze kohler faucet, mirror, and hardware
-Custom tile pattern/design in shower surround and floor
- (3) Bathrooms received a combination new tub, tile, vanities, quartz countertops, plumbing fixtures, mirrors, hardware, toilets
-New laundry room includes vanity with quartz countertop and oil rubbed bronze faucet. Custom tile on the floor and includes brand new Whirlpool washer and dryer
-Custom oil rubbed bronze lighting fixtures throughout with oversized fan in the family room
-New wide plank wood flooring with stain installed in multiple rooms. Sand and refinish existing hardwood floors in multiple rooms. Install new carpet and pad in Family and 3rd floor rooms
-Millwork; add baseboard/trim where needed, install new shelving in all closets, add oil rubbed bronze hardware on all doors.
-Complete primer and painting of all ceilings, walls, woodwork, doors, etc.
-Sand and Refinish all hardwood flooring and stair treds throughout the house
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