155 Cottage St, New Bedford, MA 02740

  • 160,000 USD
  • Address:

    155 Cottage St
    New Bedford, MA 02740

  • Beds: 7
  • Baths: 4
  • Sq Ft: 4125
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155 Cottage St. New Bedford, MA 02740
(Bristol County) – MLS#71789103

Take Union St towards Cottage.
Take Left onto Cottage St. House will be on your Right.

Don’t get me wrong. New homes are beautiful, but few can match the exquisite character and ambiance of an old home. This will all depend on the era, of course. And the mid to late 1800’s just happen to be one of our favorites. 

Introducing the John P. Barker House in New Bedford. This beautiful Historic Italianate Style home was built circa 1857 by Josiah Dexter. According to our research, Josiah was a local jeweler. So it’s not quite clear why he built this home, but according to the New Bedford Preservation Society website, he probably built this as a speculative venture, and only lived here for a brief time. 

Features of this Historic Italianate Home

Some of the features of this grand home, include several Ornate Marble Fireplaces, Ceiling Medallions and other period details. This home has so many quality features including four ornate marble fireplaces & a wonderful salvaged Eastlake Vintage Staircase. 1st Level & 2nd Levels is currently being used as one apartment which includes 3 of the 4 Fireplaces, 2 Full Baths, Double Living room w/ Exquisite Original Moldings, Four Season Heated Porch, Laundry & 4 Bedrooms. 2nd apartment occupies one half of the 2nd level & includes 1 Marble Fireplace, 1 Bedroom w/ a double walk in closet & eat-in kitchen with pantry. Full 3rd Floor has another apartment w/ 2 Bedrooms, Bath w/ Stand Up shower, Kitchen & Dining Room. 

Currently setup as a 3 Family Unit, and listed as a 2-Family in Public record. The house is wired as a single family, however since it’s inspection it is believed to have always been a 2-3 unit dwelling. Property does need repairs. 

This is a short sale, subject to third party approval.

Historic Research 

Inhabitants of 155 Cottage St New Bedford MA

Here are some the inhabitants and/or owners of this Italianate beauty:

1857 – Josiah Dexter 1857 (A local Jeweler)

N/A –  John P. Barker (Cashier at First National Bank)

1890 – Henry Lawrence Smith  (Alumni of Brown University) 

1904 – Rev. R.L Smith and his wife (he also served at Grace Church)
reference found to a (Fire Signal on Jan. 25 , 1904 at 5:15pm due to burning soot). Likely from one of the many marble fireplaces here.

1915 – Seabury Stanton (Freshman @ Harvard)

1920 – Mrs. Hannah W. Huston (MA Audobon Society)

pre-1974 – Arthur C. Larrivee (Real Estate Appraiser)

1977 – New Bedford 5 Cent Savings 

1978 – Donna Feguson 

1979 – Current Owner

2015: This could be you!

This home is Exclusively Listed for Sale by:
Susan P. Whitehead of Silva Realty Group Inc

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Disclaimer: All information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed and mostly gathered from third party sources, and thus should be independently verified.

Exclusively Listed with Silva Realty Group Inc.

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Listed Exclusively By:

Susan P. Whitehead
Silva Realty Group Inc.
52 Brigham St. Suite #6
New Bedford, MA 02740

More info for 155 Cottage St, New Bedford, MA: This home is located in New Bedford, Massachusetts in zip code 02740 and is was sold by Susan Whitehead of Silva Realty Group Inc. The asking price at the time of the listing was $160,000 and it is a Historic Italianate Style home with 4,125 square feet with 8 bedrooms and 4 baths. There is also a spacious driveway fitting approximately 7 vehicles. Please note, this is a short sale, and is subject to third party approval.

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Listing Details

Price:160,000 USD
Address:155 Cottage St
City:New Bedford
Zip Code:02740
Year Built:1857
Square Feet:4125
Property Type:Single Family, Historic Italianate
Location:New Bedford, Massachusetts
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52 Brigham St #7
New Bedford, MA 02740

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