Hartwell-Corey House

One of our favorite houses in Bedford, Mass., Hartwell-Corey House was built around 1800.

Originally part of the Benjamin Hartwell estate nearby, it was moved to its current location on The Great Road ā€” Bedford’s main street ā€” in 1830 by its owner, Charles C. Corey.

It was built as a Federal style house, but now represents four periods of architectural design since its construction, according to its entry on the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System.

Its dominant Federal style is most easily seen, with the the elaborate Queen Anne portico being added in the late 19th century. A two-story bay projection on its east side also appear to date to the late 19th century, while the modern barn, sunroom and living room were made to the rear and east of the south ell from 2001-2004.

Located in the town’s historic district, the house has five bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 4,144 square feet. We love the color paired with the buttery yellow door, the meticulous detail to its upkeep, and the fact that we get to see it every time we stroll down the main street in Bedford.

It sold in 2001 for $520,000, and is currently assessed at more than $1 million.

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