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This icon of American Federal style architecture offers the discerning buyer the rare opportunity to purchase a historic residence that has remained in the ownership of a single family since its construction in 1822. Built by Dr. Robert Starkweather (1765-1858), who practiced medicine in Chesterfield for more than fifty years, and currently owned by Dr. Starkweather's great, great, great grandson, this property has never before been offered for sale. The beautiful center hall Colonial features many finely preserved period details including a hipped roof, symmetrical windows, fluted pilasters, a fan light over the front entrance, twin chimneys , eight fireplaces, high ceilings, beautiful original moldings and wide-plank hardwood flooring. Without compromising the structure's historic integrity and character, this home this has been tastefully updated with a modern kitchen containing custom cherry cabinetry and French doors to the spacious dining room and library affording additional light and beautiful views of the rear gardens, orchard and hayfield. This spacious fourteen room residence includes five bedrooms,  three and a half baths, two offices, a wine cellar,  a two bedroom guest house (the " Doctor's Cottage") and a twin-bay connected garage. Situated on five plus acres, this house offers convenient commuting to Northampton and the five college area; tennis (5 min.), swimming at the "Bend" in the "wild and scenic" Westfield River (10 min.) and golf at the semi-private Worthington  Golf Club (15min.).

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