The Hastings House: 763 Old Stage RD, Barre, MA 01005
Outstanding example of preserving the old for modern life. Respectful renovation that combines modern efficiencies with antique charm. Kitchen and many built-ins are works of art-in-wood by owner/cabinet maker. First floor has bedroom and full bath, 2nd floor has 3 beds, full bath, and a laundry/sewing/crafts room built with care. ALL systems are updated and highly efficient. Main barn has huge, heated workshop and solar collector. Garage is oversized with lots of space
17+ acres, mostly open meadow, some hayed by neighboring farmer, some mowed by owner.
1500+ acres of Mass Audubon toward west, south and north. Long field to the east has a deed restriction making it farmland only.
Solar Photo Voltaic system installed 2013 – Solar City Lease – provides about 300KW per month for 20 years – lease goes with the house.
Solar Hot Water system installed in 2012 provides most of domestic hot water needs – 80 gallon storage tank with booster off oil furnace
Hot water, baseboard heat oil furnace with 6 zones installed later 90’s – with 2 occupants, use 1+ tank of oil, may reduce further with solar hot water system installed late 2012
Burn about 3 cord of wood through the winter harvested from edge of fields. Stainless steel liners in south and north chimneys for wood stove and pellet stove.
Well is 80 to 100 ft artesian, 30 gallon per minute. New pump installed in October, 2002. Filter system upgraded to non-salt system 2009 and serviced annually, last 4/13.
Roof is 30 year architectural installed 2006.
Insulation is excellent. Cellulose in attic floor, walls are 60% sprayed foam, fiberglass batts, and rock wool in isolated 2nd floor walls.
Items Excluded From Sale:
Kitchen wood/gas stove
Wood stove in south fireplace
Pellet stove in north chimney
Jotul wood stove in storage area
Glass lamp shape in dining room
Stone carved bowls in rear yard
One large round stone in front yard that is base of stone snowman
Hot tub, washer and dryer negotiable