Status   SOLD  
LODESTONE - The Eastman Estate w/10 acres and pond
850 Belchertown Road, Amherst, MA, 01002 United States
sold
$750,000
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MLS#71734175
List Date8/24/2014
TypeSingle-family
StyleCottage
School DistrictAmherst schools, Fort River Elementary
Units1
Bedrooms3
Bathrooms2
Square Footage1974
Lot Size10.3 acres
Age1902
Parking6 cars+
Taxes$5,899.00
Tax Year2014
Lodestone – the Goodale-Eastman-Dayton Home ..... Situated behind stone gates in Amherst Massachusetts, the Lodestone Estate exhibits outstanding style and fine architectural details. Lodestone is historically significant as the home of Dr. Charles Eastman, a Santee Sioux Indian who graduated from Dartmouth and Boston University Medical school, and his wife Elaine Goodale Eastman, a writer. The couple met while nursing the injured from the wounded Knee Massacre of 1890 and in their books and lectures championed Native American rights. Lodestone, their home, is nestled in a private park-like setting on over 10 acres of open green lawns, specimen plantings, mature trees, and terraced ground leading to a skating pond. The traditional character of the hand-crafted stone and chestnut timber home has been carefully preserved. An exceptional residence, Lodestone is superbly appointed yet family-friendly, featuring a living room with floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, formal dining room, three bedrooms including spaci
Interior Features Living room with floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, formal dining room, three bedrooms including spacious master bedroom, two full bathrooms, modernized kitchen and baths with marble floors in baths, three-season porch, chestnut woodwork, wood floors, high ceilings, plaster walls,newer electrical, newer Weil-McLain steam furnace/boiler, dual driveways, among others.
Exterior Features 10 acre setting of open green lawns, specimen plantings, mature trees, and terraced ground leading to a skating pond. Hand-crafted stone and chestnut timber exterior. Truly an artist’s retreat that will embrace you. Not far from Amherst Center, the campuses of Amherst College and the University of Massachusetts.
Additional Features and Amenities sizable skating pond, year-round pond with adjacent picnic area