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In Hingham, display time is nice for the soul

A cobblestone walkway leads to the entrance of this Hingham antique Cape. -Photos by Craig Cole Enterprises


Style Antique Cape

Year built 1846

Square feet 2,741

Bedrooms 4

Baths 2 full, 1 half

Sewer/water Private/public

Taxes $11,994 (2024)

A cobblestone walkway flanked by white fencing and two granite posts at the entrance leads to the front door and flared portico of a home Hingham historian Joshua C. Loring built 178 years ago, the year the Mexican-American war broke out.

The visual centerpiece of the living room is the gas fireplace with a wooden mantel and a red-brick firebox.

Behind the front door is a 23-foot-long hallway that provides access to the airy and bright inner sanctum. The flooring here — and throughout most of the home —is a wide-planked refinished pine believed to be original to our Home of the Week in Hingham.

There are two doors on either side of the hallway. The one on the right leads to a spacious and sunny living room that is 312 square feet and has five 12-on-12 double-hung windows with slightly arched heads for an elegant appearance. The crown molding catches the eye, but the visual centerpiece is the gas fireplace with a wooden mantel and a red brick surround.

A door next to the fireplace opens into a 192-square-foot screened-in porch with exposed beams, a ceiling fan, and access to the driveway and backyard.

The 192-square-foot screened-in porch has exposed beams.

Back in the foyer, the door on the left leads to a 232-square-foot family room with crown molding, three windows that are mirror images of the ones in the living room, and a built-in bookshelf with navy blue backing that lends a beautiful pop of color amid all that white trim.

The family room features a large built-in bookshelf.

At the far end of this room, a door on the left opens to reveal a 16-foot-long hallway that serves as the connector to these living spaces and the bedroom wing. The two bedrooms range from 137 to 212 square feet and share a full bath with a white porcelain single vanity and a shower/tub combination with a white subway tile surround.

Need that Monday morning jolt of caffeine? To access the kitchen, one has to go back into the main hallway off the foyer and pad slipper-footed through the formal 225-square-foot dining room, which features mid-height picture frame wainscoting, a boxy and golden central light fixture, and a built-in corner china cabinet. It also has three double-hung windows with straight heads.

The dining room has a built-in china cabinet in one corner.

One can access the kitchen (167 square feet) through a pantry (52 square feet) or via a short hallway. The kitchen is fully updated, and like the rest of the home, it features a neutral color scheme. The countertops are black granite, the Shaker-style cabinets and the subway tile backsplash are white, and the appliances are stainless steel. Transport your steaming hot cup of joe to the breakfast nook, set before four windows and a chair rail.

The pantry features wooden counters, open shelving, and some cabinets with glass doors.
The kitchen is fully updated and has a neutral color scheme.

The final room on this level is a half bath/laundry room with a white porcelain pedestal sink.

The primary bedroom (219 square feet) takes up the entire right side of the second floor and offers a decorative fireplace with an intricate white mantel and black marble surround, a ceiling fan, and two closets. One is a 13-foot-long walk-in with built-in shelving and a pair of windows.

The primary bedroom has a fireplace with a wooden mantle and a firebox lined with marble that hides a cast iron radiator.

The final bedroom (177 square feet) also comes with a windowed walk-in closet (72 square feet).

They share a full bath with a water closet, a shower inset, antique-looking flooring of large-format ceramic tile and wood, and two vanities with light-colored synthetic stone countertops.

The 1.16-acre property includes a two-story barn built in 1723 that could serve as a workshop or storage, and the house uses heat pumps (four zones) for warmth and cooling.

John Volpe and Anne Merna of William Raveis Real Estate & Home Services in Norwell have the Hingham listing.

See more photos of the home below:

The main bath has two vanities.
The property includes a two-story barn built in 1723 that can serve as a workshop or storage.
The walk-in closet off the primary bedroom.
The fourth bedroom is located on the second floor.
A breakfast nook, with a hanging light fixture, is located next to four large double-hung windows.
One of the first-floor bedrooms.
The first-floor half bath also serves as the laundry room.
The expansive backyard includes a dining area and garden beds.

Follow John R. Ellement on X @JREbosglobe. Send listings to homeoftheweek@globe.com. Please note: We do not feature unfurnished homes unless they are new-builds or gut renovations and will not respond to submissions we won’t pursue.


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