Own Fall River’s Historic ‘Rising Sun’ Home for $1.2 Million
One of the more famous homes in Fall River has just hit the market. It’s Japanese influence gives this historic house a sense of wonder, and this one-of-a-kind property comes with a price tag of $1.2 million.
Known as “The Rising Sun," this architectural beauty is influenced by Japanese culture from the inside out. The home was created by Ralph Adams Cram, a renowned architect from New Hampshire who spent a portion of his life in Boston. He was known for bringing grand chapels and churches to life with his gothic revival style, arguing that “authentic development could come only by returning to Gothic sources for inspiration.”
He was a modernist, and after visiting Japan for four months, he returned with a vision to create a home for missionary Reverend Arthur May Knapp that was totally inspired by the Japanese pagodas he grew fond of during his visit.
Sitting on half an acre of land on Highland Avenue, the unique home offers a Japanese flair on a SouthCoast street. Finished in 1894, The Rising Sun is listed on the Massachusetts Historic Register, boasting a foreign appeal that did not shy away from the little details.
David Durot explained how the home was constructed by using a Japanese technique called “kanawa tsugi, which doesn’t use nails but bonds wood to wood. It is built so well that the original solid Walnut doors still exist over 127 years.”
From the street, the house looks quaint, but inside, things get much more intriguing. With four fireplaces, two home offices, six bedrooms, and beautiful woodwork, it’s clear as to why this home has created so much buzz on Highland Avenue.
You have probably driven by it dozens of times and thought to yourself, “I wonder what it looks like inside?” Keep scrolling to find out.