When local Northampton, MA hotelier, John Draper, built his family home at 2 Pomeroy Terrace in 1895, he spared no expense. Parquet floors, hand carved mantels, dental moldings, copper tower roof, pocket doors, floating ballroom floor and a billiard room are some of the lovely details included in the home. He hosted a competition, inviting 3 local architects to submit their designs for the mansion, ultimately deciding upon the design of Curtis G. Page as his architect. The details of this magnificent Queen Anne Victorian mansion were completed by master craftsmen from Europe.
The Drapers lived in the house for over 60 years. It was sold and converted into a funeral home in 1935 after the death of Mr and Mrs Draper, and remained as such until it's purchase by Earl and Nancy Rolland in 1976. The Rollands restored the mansion to it's original beauty, converting it into a 6 unit apartment complex. In 1988, it was sold once again, and enlarged with a beautiful addition along the back, stylistically in keeping with the original architectural details. At this time, it was converted to condominiums.
Unit 3 at 2 Pomeroy Terrace is the largest of 7 owner-occupied units in the building, with the most original character contained within it's four walls. From original wavy glass windows (with modern day storms in place) in the circular sitting area in the living room, to parquet floors, pocket doors separating living from dining room, dental moldings and an original fireplace with a hand carved mantel, this home has all the charm and character that it's original owner intended. In addition, the exterior walls have blown in insulation making the home a quiet refuge in downtown Northampton,. The beautiful custom eat-in kitchen (surrounded by two walls of double pane casement windows) was built in 2005. The current owners have replaced the hot water heat as well as the windows in the lower level.
This spacious unit has 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, laundry, mud entrance with wrought iron staircase and landing, leading to the stone paver walkway, back yard and 1 car garage bay. The lower level has beautiful exposed brick, keeping it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. There are three large storage closets on the lower level, as well as additional storage in the garage. This house all has the benefits of a comfortable and elegant historic home, with modern updates and none of the upkeep of a single family home! Offered at $455,000, contact Julie Starr for a tour of this unique and beautiful downtown property.
2 Pomeroy Terrace, from the street view. Unit 7 is on the right hand side of the first floor, beneath the tower.
Living Room with circular seating area and original windows
Pocket doors leading to dining room, hand carved mantel surrounds fireplace to the right, note the beautiful parquet floors.
View from dining room to living room. KW Home window treatments on the window.
Light filled eat in kitchen, renovated in 2005
Another view of the kitchen
Master bedroom with large closet
2nd bedroom with 2 large storage closets
Custom tiled full bathroom on lower level
Hand carved mantel
Pocket doors and parquet floors
Another view of the fireplace