Spring House Hunt

Listed for $1.65m, a historic Dunstable estate that revels in the joy of raised gardening

The home, which dates to 1812, has eight bedrooms, eight baths, and a kitchen once featured in a magazine. See more at realestate.boston.com.

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This historic Dunstable property offers several raised garden beds, sheds, flower gardens, and "garden closets." Pictured: The raised-gardens off the six-car garage/barn. Fred Light/Nashua Video Tours

Known as “Calmore,” 519 Main St. in Dunstable is a dreamy estate set on 2.68 acres. Built in 1812 with several additions put on throughout the years, the eight-bed, eight-bath (6 full, 2 half) property is the picture of timeless beauty, Colonial character, and gardening glory.

It is on the market for $1,650,000.

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The 6,623-square-foot main house is all historic coziness. Step inside to the extensively renovated kitchen, where you’ll find 36 feet of counter space and a walk-in pantry. A working hearth in the center of the room adds to the historic charm and has even been featured in a spread in Early Homes magazine. A comfortable eat-in area is perfect for busy owners who want to grab a quick bite before tending to the gardens.

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Every corner of the historic home has been carefully considered.  The mustard-colored library features two fireplaces, remnants of when it was two different rooms. A black-and-white checkerboard marble hallway leads from the elegant formal dining room into the music room and past the screened-in porch, which includes a historic, decorative well. Another enclosed porch streams in natural light and offers views of the beautiful backyard.

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The first floor of the home also has a one-bedroom apartment that features a more modern aesthetic than the rest of the house. There are also several porches and patios off the first floor, perfect for enjoying the natural setting.

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The second floor is home to a cozy office, as well as seven bedrooms. This includes the dazzling primary bedroom, which has a dressing room with closets and a bathroom with a fireplace, a deep soaking tub, and beautiful murals on the walls and ceiling.

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Behind the main house there are several additional structures, including a newer post-and-beam building with a lofted second level, flooring with radiant heat, and a half bath not included in the bath total for the main house. The 1,400-square-foot building could easily serve as a guest house or just a fun game space or studio. Next to that is an English greenhouse and extensive raised gardens. Be sure to see the two “garden closets” on the property, which serve as storage. An orchard and a stone fountain contribute to the beautiful landscape, and a six-car detached garage/barn only adds to the property’s possibilities.

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“You feel like you’re walking into a different world,” said Maureen Harmonay of Coldwell Banker Realty-Concord, who has the listing. “It has a certain vibe that you don’t find anywhere else.”

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