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  • Price$1,960,000
  • Beds4
  • Baths
  • Sq. Ft.5,118
  • Acres1.25
  • Built1776

178 South St, Needham

Circa 1776 the Joshua Lewis House sits atop a gently rolling lawn on the Charles River 12 miles outside of Boston, steeped in history and historic lore (see attached). Maintaining all the character and charm of days gone by preserving many original details - wainscoting and moldings, built-in cabinetry, wide plank wood floor and 6 wood burning hearths - combined with amenities desired for today’s lifestyle including walk-in fridge, Viking and Fisher & Paykel appliances. Two staircases lead to the 2nd level encompassing 4 bedrooms and convenient 2nd floor laundry. New roof in 2016. Flagstone terrace overlooks 1.25 acres of pastoral land. Detached 3 car garage with walk-up loft for storage. Separate air-conditioned studio with kitchen and full bath, completes the picture postcard setting.

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Essential Information

  • MLS® #72390261
  • Price$1,960,000
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms2.50
  • Full Baths2
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage5,118
  • Acres1.25
  • Year Built1776
  • TypeSingle Family
  • Sub-TypeDetached
  • StyleColonial, Antique
  • StatusActive


  • Parking Spaces8
  • ParkingOff-Street, Paved Driveway
  • # of Garages3
  • GaragesDetached, Garage Door Opener, Storage

Listing Details

  • Listing AgentJared Parker
  • Listing OfficeBenoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St

Community Information

  • Address178 South St
  • CityNeedham
  • CountyNorfolk
  • StateMA
  • Zip Code02492-2748


  • FireplaceYes
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