It’s one of those neighborhoods you dream about raising a family in.
Tree-line sidewalks guide your way down this lovely street. Trees that bud in the spring; brighten in the summer; change to a golden red in the fall; and hold that crisp, white snow in the winter, providing canopies of breathtaking white flakes. Early morning milk-man deliveries still happen and the neighborhood kids holding lemonade stands are a regular summer occurrence. The beach at the end of the street, the bike and walking paths to Holmes Field, and the short distance to downtown, all add to the beauty of the area.
There’s something quite special about Plymouth’s sweetest street. Holmes Terrace has carried it’s New England charm through decades of families. Where neighbors are more like extended family. When the lights go out in a bad storm, there’s always a home to run to; with a warm fireplace and company that is one to keep.
This time of year, the red and orange leaves blanket the front lawns and the beautiful farmer’s porches start to show some holiday fun. Holmes Terrace is home to many sweet traditions. Come time for the annual America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade, residents of Holmes get a front row seat to the show as marching bands from all across the country practice their ensembles down the terrace before they make their way downtown. Holiday parties, neighborhood skating rinks, and views of the Fourth of July fireworks as they gather at the end of street – just a small taste of memories families have made throughout the years.
Resident, Betty Clough, said it best in a lovely poem she published in the town paper…
Each house had a driveway and a front walk.
What stories would be told if the sidewalk could talk.
The street was quite safe on which to ride
And to run across to the field on the other side.
The sidewalk was made of big cement squares
Where we played – alone or in pairs.
Sometimes we gathered in bunches
To have fun all day – before and after lunches.
We played hopscotch, jump-rope and ball and jacks
And with mothers in mind – stepped over cracks.
In wagons or on roller-skates, we’d glide
And in the wintertime we’d slide.
As you make your way down Holmes Terrace, you will stumble upon a stunning gambrel on your left with incredible rose bushes that line the fence and a warm, welcoming farmer’s porch wrapped around the front of the home.
Welcome to 14 Holmes Terrace.
The details in this home are unlike anything you’ve seen. The sellers have truly thought about everything. From the beautiful custom-built radiator covers, the hidden box over the fireplace so the TV wires do not show, to the ten inches of ceiling insulation in the family room to keep the heat in on cold winters nights, to the pine tongue and groove and coffered ceilings to the french doors and stunning wood floors – the features are remarkable. The main part of the home hosts the front to back living room, beautiful kitchen, private dining room and 4 bedrooms upstairs. The ultimate kids sleep over house, as the master bedroom is on the other side of the home, enough distance to get away with late night gossiping, laughing, playing games and running from room to room.
The kitchen extends from the living room and has morning staircase leading to the front foyer and upstairs bedrooms. The stunning hardwood floors let you know when little footsteps are on their way down for breakfast. The deep, copper farmhouse sink, the open shelves and the honed granite counter tops give this rustic kitchen a lovely modern touch. And the exposed brick, beautiful custom wainscoting, and unique light fixtures add to its warm atmosphere. The dining room extends from the foyer and kitchen through french doors. It has the original fireplace and lead window built-in with storage drawers.The addition was added on in 2006 and nothing was forgotten. A over-sized mud room, extended from the kitchen, hosts a large laundry closet, half bath, and every homeowners’ dream – a walk-in pantry. Continuing from the mudroom is the master bedroom suite. The stunning wood pine floors were finished with indoor/outdoor paint so that not to wear over the years. The large window seat is made with under-seat storage and the built-in cabinet to the right was a piece from 1700s Pennsylvania. The double french doors lead off from the master to a private mahogany deck with a gorgeous wood paneled ceiling. In fact, all 5 decks were built from solid mahogany, the same detailed ceiling and non-rotting railings. The master bathroom suite features a long double vanity with solid, granite counter tops, an open tiled shower and large jacuzzi. The details of the custom glass door, travertine tile floors and the tongue and groove ceiling are remarkable. Off of the master bedroom and bathroom, you will find not only a walk-in closet, but a master dressing room!
The large great room above the master bedroom was once used as a private office. With walk-in closets, and balcony over looking the patio. The gorgeous white staircase leads you up from the master bedroom. The custom wall detail and built-ins add a personal, warm touch to the large space that can really be used as an office, media room or man cave!
As you make your way outside, the backyard extends as far back as the next street over. The 10 foot fence gives extra privacy to the backyard and also allows access for landscaping trucks through the fence doors. There are electrical outlets at every corner of the backyard making it easy to entertain and hang holiday lights on every tree. The custom-built shed conveniently has electricity as well.
The beautiful fenced patio extends from the right side of the house and is home to many dinner parties and family cookouts. Azek trim lines the outside of the home and all of the gutters are relined for years of use. The oversized 1 and a half car garage has enough room to make it a 2 car garage if need be! An incredible home with so much detail, it’s a “must-see for yourself.” The neighborhood, the house, the backyard – truly a bucketlist home for many.