Hanover, MA 02339
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The Col. John Barstow house, also known as Broad Oak Farm is set on 2.36 acres of level land at the intersection of the scenic road Broadway and Elm Street. An uncompromised antique built in 1640 with a 1797 addition, features 14 spacious rooms, 6 bedrooms, 7 fireplaces, 3 staircases, 4.5 baths, 2 laundry rooms, and a large workshop leading to a 2-car attached garage. A well know antique property restoration carpenter has worked on this property over the years to maintain the character and integrity of the house. The interior of the property has been newly refreshed and the pine floors have been carefully restored. Interior privacy pocket shutters, an early feature, are still presently used. The fine details in the fireplace mantles is unusual in this lovely home. Since leaving the Barstow shipping family the property has been owned by several families most notably Dr. L. Vernon Briggs the founder of the McLean Hospital.