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c. 1780 Cape Cod

Douglas, Massachusetts

The Sylvester Chase House

The Sylvester Chase House
The Sylvester Chase House
Step back in time. Character and charm abound in this 1780 antique post & beam Vernacular Cape on 1.6 acres in a quiet country setting. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 new baths, kitchen, a separate dining room, parlor, enclosed deck, and walkout basement. Plenty of room for an addition. Also garage and barn/workshop which could be used as a 2 stall horse barn with hay storage in the loft. Quaint storage sheds,animal facilities, perennial gardens, and a running brook. Oil fired H/A heat. Horses allowed in zoning.

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The Barn
The Barn
This small barn could be used as a two-stall barn. Loft for hay storage;hay door in front gable.
Spring In Tassel Top
Spring In Tassel Top
This is one of the gardens on the property.
The Paddock
The Paddock
This large, fenced in area with walkout is suitable for small equines or other animals.
Bedrooms 3
Full Baths 2
Heated Sq. Ft. 1,260
Stories 2
Acres 1.6


  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Living room
  • Unfinished Basement
  • Master bedroom downstairs
  • 1 Car Garage
  • Dormers
  • Garden
  • Rear Deck
  • Workshop
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplaces
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Wood floors
  • Shingle Roof
  • Dishwasher
  • Oil Heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Septic Tank
  • Water Heater - Electric
  • Claw-foot Tub(s)
  • Transoms
  • Barn/Workshop
  • Hen House
  • Quaint storage bldgs

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Property Description

The house is surrounded on three sides by lilacs which not only provide beauty and fragrance, but also add privacy. Honeysuckle and a huge flowering chestnut tree. There are several gardens on the property and paths have been laid out through the woods along the brook.
The yard is a private world unto itself. There are wild dogwoods, summersweet, jack in the pulpit, red cardinal flower, blue flag iris, mayflowers, fringed polygala, Solomon's Seal, wood anemone and creepimg strawberry along the woodland paths.
The present owners had donkeys.The facilities would only need minimal modification for larger equines. There is also a very quaint hen house for a small flock. This is the perfect property for those who love quaint, old houses with space for some animals without the care of huge acreage.
Douglas is in the country on the Massachusetts border with Burrillville, Rhode Island and East Thompson, CT (Connecticut's Quiet Corner", known for it's "antiquing"). The house is located in South Douglas, also known as Tassel Top.
There are three lovely, public golf courses within 1-5 miles.

Archived in March, 2011

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