This charming, comfortable, historic home is an outstanding example of Georgian architecture that is closely associated with a notable colonial merchant and political leader, William Sever (1729-1809). The historical significance was recognized by its inclusion as one of five period homes selected to be included in the "Historical American Buildings Survey" in 1936. Twenty-five drawings and seventeen pictures of this Historic American Home are on file in the Library of Congress. The home reflects the quality built into it by the very wealthy, successful Sever family who retained ownership until 1951. The home has spacious rooms, high ceilings, Delft tile in many of the 9 fireplaces, elaborate woodwork in most rooms, wide original wood floors, window seats, plantation shutters in most rooms and many other unique and beautiful details lovingly maintained by successive generations of the Sever family during the 200 years of stewardship of their stately Georgian Mansion. This elegant artifact of a well-to-do, well known leader of the Revolutionary ear that has been preserved with great integrity by the Severs and subsequent owners, is not to be compared with other colonial era homes in the region. It is one of the most elegant, beautiful, historic homes on the South Coast of Boston. The original 12 over 12 windows, clapboard siding, the interior horse hair plaster and the first-cut wide pine floors all have been remarkably preserved by successive owners. The grand entryway and staircase are not to be missed. The kitchen renovation created 15 years ago is a cook's delight with a 51" by 112" soapstone topped island built into the center of the room where the original 1800's working fireplace remains intact. Built into the island is an electric, convection oven, a gas cooking top, a two drawer U-line drawer refrigerator, a small sink with disposal and many drawers for storage. Other renovations in this three part kitchen wing are equally convenient and functional. There is also a formal dining room off the butlers pantry and an oversized sunroom porch for entertaining. A 30 by 40 foot 1800's two story barn and an 1800's carriage house with 3 bays and second story complete the outbuildings, as well as an automatic irrigation system to complete the manicured, beautifully landscaped 1.43 acre grounds.