A pair of distinctive homes in downtown Hingham offer buyers the chance to grab a piece of local history. Both situated on Main Street, the homes are each listed by area expert Darlene Lannon, one of Coldwell Bankers’ most sought-after realtors.
“Both of these homes are iconic,” says Lannon, who last year was the #1 Realtor in Hingham. “They represent the kind of updated antique homes that make our downtown so charming.”
The first one, at 507 Main Street, has plenty to set it apart. With more than two acres of land, a barn, a pool and pool house, and a tennis court, the home is an incredible estate-like property. Known as the Dr. JE Harlow House, the home is an elegant Greek Revival that has been skillfully updated. “The beauty of the original home has been meticulously maintained,” says Lannon, “but the interior upgrades offer incredible modern comfort.” The curved staircase, high ceilings, oversized windows, and five fireplaces harken back to an earlier century, while the open floor plan, contemporary kitchen, and well-proportioned ensuite primary bedroom match today’s living. “It’s one of the prettiest and most admired houses in Hingham,” says Lannon, “and it combines history with a country club kind of lifestyle.”
The other home, just down the street at 597 Main, is situated on nearly a city block of land. “The Edward Wilder House is one of the oldest homes in town, with sections of it having been built in the 1600s,” says Lannon. Glimpses of this incredible ancestry are visible throughout, with antique fireplaces and beamed ceilings. But the house is filled with modern amenities, such as an updated chef’s kitchen w/ eat-in breakfast nook, wet bar, and spacious laundry room. “There is also a secondary dwelling on the property,” says Lannon, describing the 1250 square foot guest house with a full bath. “This is an incredibly attractive addition to anyone that needs an in-law situation or a true work-from-home space.”
Both homes enjoy the incredibly convenient and desirable downtown location. “You’re connected to everything via sidewalks,” says Lannon. “Schools, restaurants, the commuter train, and ferry to Boston. They are all within easy walking distance.” Combining the graciousness of a historic estate, updated comfort, and town center accessibility, these two remarkable homes are not to be missed.