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Sold! Historic Katharine Lee Bates Home

Find out what the new owner paid for the home of "America the Beautiful" author Katharine Lee Bates.

Built in 1810, the home at 16 Main Street has four bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,364 square feet of living space on a 10,454-square-foot lot, according to Zillow. (Photo: Zillow)
Built in 1810, the home at 16 Main Street has four bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,364 square feet of living space on a 10,454-square-foot lot, according to Zillow. (Photo: Zillow)

One of Falmouth's most distinguished homes has changed hands: The birthplace of Katharine Lee Bates, author of "America the Beautiful," sold for $1,200,000 last month.

Built in 1810, the home at 16 Main Street has four bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,364 square feet of living space on a 10,454-square-foot lot, according to Zillow.

The online listing continues:

  • "The historic home of Katharine Lee Bates, just off the village green has been lovingly restored and sparkles at the entrance to Falmouth's downtown area. 
  • Period detailing and colors bring this home to life and evoke a feeling of a bygone era with the comforts of a modern home. 
  • Step into the gracious foyer with turned staircase, original wood floors and elegant sitting rooms with fireplaces. 
  • To the rear of the first floor there is a spacious dining room with fireplace, office/bedroom and a reconstructed ell which houses the masterfully designed efficient kitchen and mud room. 
  • The second floor offers three additional bedrooms and access to a private roof top deck. 
  • Both the basement and attic rooms have been reconditioned to expose original stone, brick and timber components in excellent condition and mechanicals have all been updated.
Source: Zillow.

The new owner is Ruth P. Clark, according to Barnstable County land records.

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