A big late Victorian frame house with original details, set on a fenced corner lot with 1.4 acres and a wonderful carriage house, on a street of similarly large and well-spaced houses of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.
For once it's a Victorian house whose decor I like. The wallpaper (and grasscloth) is not exactly period, but it's well chosen for the spaces. I could live happily with it, eventually changing some I'm sure but keeping much of it. The pea soup green Chinoiserie paper in the dining room dining room. It's rather sparely furnished, too, which shows off the architecture and a few pieces of decent furniture mixed in some basic stuff meant to fill a 10-bedroom house. I like the spare New England bedrooms.
The main floor has an entry/stair hall, front parlor, dining room, living room, and an under the front stairs w/c. There is quarter-sawn oak, cherry, figured maple, and walnut that I can recognize in the ground floor woodwork, all well done. The kitchen is illustrated but not described: fairly a decent size in square footage it seems (21' x 12'), it suffers the problem of all Victorian kitchens: it's all doors and windows and corners with little usable wall space. What's there now in the tatty old little run of cabinetry and work surface is a point for starting over; but an adjacent large and original pantry takes the pressure off the kitchen with its loads of cabinetry and a nice sink. The kitchen will always be a bit awkward if you're slavish to the concept of the kitchen triangle and having a Property Brothers kitchen, but it could work with some innovation.
Second floor has a principal bedroom en suite, and five more bedrooms and two more bathrooms. The third floor has four more bedrooms under the eaves and one bathroom.
The carriage house is terrific with rooms panelled in varnished beaded board, with a great space (an original gym) under the high pitched roof, and fit for lots of uses, particularly as a studio for an artist, or musician maybe. Or put on a show with your theatre friends. The two-bedroom apartment is let down by a cheap kitchen but has some under-the-eaves charm.
Keene NH, population 23,000 is in the southwest part of the state, near Brattleboro VT, two hours to Boston, Providence, or Albany. Taxes are $25,000/year.