Home of the Week

Home of the Week: A ranch turns mid-century modern in North Attleborough

The former ranch-style home was completely renovated, inside and out, in 2017. See inside and search the latest listings at realestate.boston.com.

The home offers four bedrooms and sits on a half acre. caleb doucet/michael david photography

640 High St., North Attleborough


Style Mid-century modern ranch

Year built 1970

Square feet 1,967

Bedrooms 4

Baths 2 full

Water/Sewer Public/Private

Taxes $4,499

A red brick walkway slices through the flat lawn leading to this rejuvenated mid-century modern ranch. And “rejuvenated’’ is the proper adjective here: When the current owners purchased the property in 2017, the ranch-style home was enshrouded by a shingle mansard roof, effectively covering the interior.

The mansard is gone. Geometric shapes that typify the house’s mid-century style have been added and are now clad in gray and white Hardie Plank cement siding, a design devised by the current owners and the listing agent, Annie L. Patterson.


The walkway ends at a set of three stairs that lead to a front entry with a double-wide door of mostly glass surrounded by cedar. Inside, the foyer has a closet to the right, a bench to the left, and weather-resistant charcoal slate tile flooring.

. – Caleb of Michael David Photography

Walking directly forward leads into the living room. At 345 square feet, it’s the second-largest space in the house. It has a sharply angled cathedral ceiling that is 12½ feet at its highest, sloping to a pair of windows that stand out against a black accent wall. The ceiling is lined with thick beams that travel past triangular windows on both sides, adding more light to the space.

. – Caleb of Michael David Photography

A wide, open doorway leads to the dining room. The central light fixture is a string of glass globes, and a pair of windows on the rear wall — which is black — add light to the 145-square-foot space. The flooring in the living and dining rooms and the kitchen is wide-plank oak.

. – Caleb of Michael David Photography

This room shares space with the kitchen, which is fully updated and at 378 square feet is the largest room in the house. The centerpiece is a 10½-foot island with a quartz waterfall counter, an electric cooktop, and storage underneath. The side panels and drawer fronts are clad with the same oak as the flooring for a seamless look.

. – Caleb of Michael David Photography

The appliances are stainless steel and the stove is electric. The white upper cabinets have a modern, matte finish made from sustainably sourced wood and recycled plastics, and there also is a line of black cabinets nestled inside nooks on two walls with a quartz backsplash that’s white with gray accents. There are double white farmer sinks and a nook that seems perfect for making coffee.


From the dining room, a slider opens into a 164-square-foot sunroom with more charcoal tile flooring and a planked ceiling of knotty cedar. A skylight makes the room even brighter. A second slider leads to a rear deck and the backyard of the half acre lot, which includes a shed.

. – Caleb of Michael David Photography
. – Caleb of Michael David Photography
. – Caleb of Michael David Photography

Back in the living room, a hallway connects the homes four bedrooms, the largest of which has an en-suite bath. The flooring in all four bedrooms is wide-planked oak.

The owner suite is 217 square feet and features a ceiling fan, a pair of windows, and a nice-sized closet accessed off the bathroom. The bath has a single wood vanity with an acrylic sink underneath globe lights and a full shower behind a curtain. The flooring is mosaic linoleum.

. – Caleb of Michael David Photography

The three other bedrooms range in size from 113 square feet to 146 square feet. The hallway bathroom features a tub, a white subway tile backsplash, and a single wood vanity with an acrylic sink. The flooring is charcoal slate tile.

. – Caleb of Michael David Photography
. – Caleb of Michael David Photography
. – Caleb of Michael David Photography
. – Caleb of Michael David Photography

The laundry is in the unfinished basement, which extends the full length of the house and offers about 2,114 square feet for potential expansion.

. – Caleb of Michael David Photography

Annie L. Patterson of Lila Delman/Compass in Providence has the listing.


As of press time, an offer had been accepted on this home.

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