This house sits within the original land grant which established our community, originally known as Fairbanks Mills. It is believed to have been built around 1875 and is a good example of an upper middle class Victorian home. The only two major changes to the house since its construction is that the barn no longer exists and the Esteys added a skylight in the upstairs bathroom.
During Vera’s lifetime, the north lawn hosted an amazing array of tulips and lilies which she raised and sold to the Boston Fresh Flower Market. Although these flowers no longer bloom, the Society has plans to restore the garden to become a destination for reading, picnicking, reflecting, and garden weddings.
Guided tours of the house are given on a recurring schedule from April through September at the cost of $5.00 per person. In addition, tours for groups of five or more may be scheduled by appointment by contacting the Society. Skype Tours are also available to groups who may then tour the house via the internet with a live Docent.