Settled in 1630, Newton, MA is among the oldest towns not only in the state, but also in the country. Made up of 200-year-old roads, colonial-style churches and antique storefronts, Newton has a historical heritage proudly reflected in the town’s architecture. And perhaps most reminiscent of this past is the towns historic housing stock, from 19th century Victorian houses, to early 20th century Tudor homes.
Living in these homes may not necessarily be feasible, but on June 3rd, Historic Newton is giving their 32nd annual house tour, on which you can walk around in and peruse a number of Newton’s most interesting, notable, and historic homes.
For an example of the kind of fascinating transformations a historic property can have, just look at this home. Built in 1939 to store carriages, it was later converted into a single-family house, and eventually redesigned in a modern fashion, specifically laid out with an open floor plan and elevator for the homeowners’ daughter, who required a wheelchair. And from a décor perspective, the owners keep it classy and simple, with stainless steel appliances and cherry cabinetry.Photo Credit: Greg Premry
A 1914 Colonial, with additional kitchen and dining space. Photo Credit: Greg Premry
Other homes on the tour will include a mid-19th century farmhouse, a 1929 Tudor, and an 1889 Victorian. Admission tickets for the tour are $25 for members, and $35 for non-members.