Here's your quintessential home in the country: a handsome historic residence with A+ curb appeal in a sublime pastoral setting where peace and privacy prevail. This elegant 18th century Federal Colonial, the "Abner Howe House," has nurtured generations and now opens its doors to welcome a new family. The heart of this center chimney home is its light, bright kitchen with seasonal views of Mt. Wachusett. It's warmed by a blue Aga stove and small fireplace, modernized by a SubZero and a Bosch dishwasher and accented by a rich soapstone sink and decorative delft tile. The 1st floor living area includes a grand "keeping" room with authentic wide pine flooring and brick fireplace, a formal living room with illuminated china closet, and a bountiful dining room large enough to host a crowd. The 2nd floor master has an adjacent den or study and full bath, and another bedroom has an ensuite half-bath. A wonderful walkup finished loft offers space to get away for work, TV, exercise or study.