Historic Daniel Wilkinson House for sale in Cumberland

Historic Daniel Wilkinson House for sale in Cumberland

Home of the Week
127 Angell Road, Cumberland

Offered by:
Coldwell Banker
Nancy Casimiro, listing agent
MLS Number 1221556


CUMBERLAND – This historic colonial, built in 1824 by Daniel Wilkinson, takes you back in time while also having a facelift.

“This house has beautiful period detail but with modern conveniency,” Coldwell Banker listing agent, Nancy Casimiro, said. “There is beautiful wide-plank flooring.”

The front of the property looks like there are two separate houses, mirroring each other, that have been connected. There are two entrances both with red doors and white columns. The current owner, Gil Morrison, said that the right part of the house was built first, maybe about 1760, but there are no complete records. He said that at that time, that area was considered Pawtucket. Wilkinson built the main part in 1824.

Morrison said that Wilkinson worked in a mill in Pawtucket making nails, and then during the war making knives.

The Wilkinson House is steeped in history. According to Morrison, it is said that during World War II there was a person across the street from the Wilkinson House, in former Graystone Mansion, on a radio communicating with Germany. So authorities inhabited the Wilkinson House to triangulate the radio and get information. Morrison does not know how true this story is, but it adds to the lore of the house.

This property was also formally a farm. From 1824 to now, there have been many updates.

“The house has been completely restored,” Morrison said. “The wood floors have been refinished, the walls have been redone. We added a kitchen in 1987 and then redid it about 10 years ago, as we like to entertain. It is a restaurant quality kitchen with Wolf range, six-burner stove with grill, an espresso maker, microwave. There is a separate ice machine in the island and two dishwashers.”

Entering the home, the living room is to the right with a dining area toward the back of the house. There is a fireplace in every room because when the house was built there was no heat or electricity. There is even a fireplace in the kitchen.

“The kitchen was originally the birthing room,” Morrison said.

He said they found out about the original purpose of the room when they were having the kitchen redone and questioned where the fireplace was and the shape it was in.

“When you walk in the front door you feel like you are home with the center hallway and stairs,” Morrison said describing his house. “This house is so homey. The most unique aspect is the kitchen. There are cherry cabinets. It’s a delight to cook in.”

Another unique aspect of the house is a small, winding staircase, from the kitchen going down to the sun room that has a full bath, a jacuzzi and leads outside to the inground pool. Morrison said they put in the bath for people to use while being around the pool.

He said there are 12 rooms in all. It is listed as having four beds, all on the second floor. Morrison converted one of the rooms into a library. He said the bookcase can come out and there is a closet so it can be converted back into a bedroom.

The house also offers three full bathrooms and two partial baths. There is also a full basement, unfinished with stone foundation and full attic.

The house sits on 0.62 acres and is landscaped. French doors lead outside to the tiered brick patio, and a brick walkway leads to the pool. The entire back yard is landscaped, Morrison said. There is an herb garden back there as well behind the patio.

Also in the backyard is a cabana for the pool. Morrison said it has a changing room and bar area.

“I think most anybody would enjoy this house,” Morrison said. “It is large enough for privacy but is comfortable for two people. There is enough room for kids. A family could come in.”

He added, “This house is an antique.”

This home offers 3,800 square feet of living space. It is listed at $639,000. For more information or to schedule a showing, contact Casimiro at 401-465-2073.