Historic New England Living
No place in New England has a seat at the table of American history like Eastern Massachusetts. From the city of Boston to the hamlets that surrounded it and to the rugged settlements that grew from a yearning to be free and independent, history left an indelible mark that has withstood the unrelenting seasons of time.
Merriam Woods Today...
Merriam Woods is one of those places that is startling to find because it is a stone’s throw from the bustling economic endeavors of a modern society, and yet sleeps in the comfort of a long, undisturbed history. The streets and roads that lead from historic Grafton center to Merriam Woods are lined with the silent architectural markers of America’s history defined by the distinct architecture of the major stylistic periods. Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival and more are styles of homes easily recognized as important participants in a revered architectural past whose common thread is simple elegance. And that common thread is the offspring of the most impactful architectural
influence ever experienced in human history, starting over two thousand years ago in ancient Greece and Rome and then England and then passed on to the American colonies.
Lands that once prospered as farms often yield to new uses when they can no longer sustain their agrarian pasts. A profound respect for that past is what inspires the Merriam Woods vision of what can and should be a proper legacy for its future. The woods and streams and woodland paths will be a part of the history that remains. A small settlement, not unlike what was
commonly carved out of the “howling wilderness” of the past, will be tucked into the edge of that history and become its future and its legacy.
Building On A Unique Legacy
The unique contributions of two companies focused on creating homes of classic architectural detailing that is appropriate and worthy of the setting that will showcase them, is rare and remarkable in an age that has lost sight of its own
architectural heritage. For those who can appreciate the skill and craftsmanship of historic architecture coupled with the technology of today’s advanced building science, the Gilmore Building Company and Connor Mill-Built Homes alliance is cause for celebration that historic architecture is alive and thriving in an area that has long embraced it, and is now in the experienced hands of those who understand and revere it.
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