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Boxford post-and-beam home takes farmhouse chic to a whole new level

The home has four bedrooms and three full baths and sits on 6.11 acres dotted with apple trees. See inside at realestate.boston.com.

The home has four bedrooms and three full baths and sits on 6.11 acres dotted with apple trees. Jon Almas/Aeropex Media Creative

A split-rail fence lends a farmhouse vibe to this Boxford property, but the three-story silo that anchors this beautiful post-and-beam Craftsman-style home seals the deal.

The young house at 251 Main St. in Boxford is on the market for $1,280,000.

The four-bed, three-bath home was built in 2016, measures 3,337 square feet, and welcomes guests with a stunning wraparound front porch with a granite fireplace. The porch shares the fireplace with the towering great room, where stunning exposed beams cut from trees on the property and milled in upstate New York cross the ceiling.

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The great room is open to a welcoming kitchen with wide pine floors, a 12-foot granite-topped island, cherry cabinetry, and a walk-in pantry, as well as a dining area that fits a 12-person table, making it ideal for entertaining.

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. – Jon Almas/Aeropex Media Creative

Move down the hall, and you’ll find the first-floor bedroom, as well as one of two laundry rooms. There’s also a comfortable area with a bay window that serves as the first floor of the home’s silo. On the second floor of the silo, there’s a comfortable hangout space that would be perfect for a yoga room but could be transformed into a fifth bedroom. There’s also an unfinished room off this space. Travel up the spiral staircase to the silo’s top, where there’s a small hangout space.

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Back on the second floor, you’ll find the comfortable primary bedroom suite. Inside, French doors open to a balcony overlooking the great room. There are also walk-in closets, as well as a primary bath with a tile shower and a deep soaking tub. The home’s final two bedrooms, an additional full bath, and the second laundry room are also on this level.

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. – Jon Almas/Aeropex Media Creative

The basement is unfinished, and the two-car garage is attached.


Outside, apple trees surround granite retaining walls and a greenhouse. Under one of those retaining walls is a bunker that houses lawn equipment. There’s also a zip line and a tree stand for viewing the natural beauty of the 6.11-acre property.

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“It doesn’t feel too big, and it lends itself to so many different lifestyles,” said Nell Johanson of the Pizzo Johanson Team at Lux Realty North Shore, who has the listing. “There’s so much ‘finish-able’ space.”

The home also features geothermal heat, radiant floors, a water filtration system, interior and exterior sprinklers, and a lifetime metal roof with solar panels.

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