Step Into Serenity at This Adorable Antique Westport Farmhouse
This 163-year-old Westport farmhouse is straight out of a Hallmark movie and it just hit the market for over $1 million.
Westport has lots of beautiful homes, but this one stands out because it has so much character and so much land surrounding it.
I'm telling you about it in the hope that we can go in on it together. You see, the price is still slightly above what I can afford. Right now, the property
The price is still slightly above what I can afford. Right now the Old Harbor Road oasis is listed at $1.5 million. You can break that down to an estimated monthly payment of $9,281.
So, what makes this 3,382-square-foot beauty so special other than the fact that it sits on just over 4 acres of amazing land? This home steps away from Westport Harbor offers a super-private location nestled next to hundreds of acres of conservation land and walking trails. The land here was a working and equestrian farm for more than 200 years, once part of the largest land holding in what was known as Acoaxet.
Also, the buyer of this place isn't just getting a nice home. They also get multiple other buildings including a studio and barns.
While this property being sold through Keller Williams Coastal is "antique," the listing states it's also capable of being entirely self-sufficient and net-zero, with two active deep wells, a 2,000-gallon cistern for rainwater and a modern septic system. How many houses in our area can say that?
Current owner Charlie Merrow, CEO of the Fall River-based Merrow Group Companies, and whose name is recognizable largely due to his family's philanthropic efforts on the SouthCoast, said he's eager to see someone else enjoy a place that's been special to the Merrows for a long time.
"In 2012 we came to Westport, and quickly grew to love the town," Merrow said. "In 2023 we decided to spend more time closer to family and to allow the farm to be enjoyed by someone else. We are keeping more than 20 acres adjacent to our farm for our family to enjoy for generations to come. Our bond with the area and community in Westport is strong."
Merrow had an eloquent way to describe the unique home.
"Its serene and harmonious surroundings, along with its unique history, provide an increasingly rare lifestyle in Massachusetts," he said. "The estate in Westport offers a place for intimate gatherings and meaningful connections, where one can develop an appreciation for the natural world and an extraordinary community. The farm provides a sense of satisfaction and pride, knowing that one has contributed to the greater good. Above all, our beautiful homestead in Westport is a sanctuary where people find peace, contentment and a sense of purpose"
This is a legit perfect oasis located at 435 1 Old Harbor Road. It's amazing that this home was built in 1860 and still looks so great. Take a look around the property below.