42 Hoxsey Street
2,995 Square Feet

The building at 42 Hoxsey Street, originally constructed in 1880 in a simple Queen Anne style, has been used primarily over the years as a single-family residence.  It was purchased in 2016 by Williams College, used as office space and is now available to be moved to your privately owned building site.  The building is being offered “as is” to prospective buyers who will remove the building from the land.

Inquiries can be made with Diana Randall, Senior Project Manager for Planning, Design and Construction, Williams College: (413) 597-4242 or at [email protected]  This is a limited time offer which will expire February 28, 2018 or upon reaching an agreement with a prospective buyer (whichever comes first).


The main building is 2.5 stories in height, is wood framed with multiple additions and modifications made over time.  The building has approximately 2,955 square feet of finished interior space plus a 1,429 square foot unfinished basement, 670 square feet of unfinished attic and 563 square feet of covered porch.  There are approximately 10 main rooms including a front parlor, an elegant living room with large fire place, dining room, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and kitchen with pantry.

In addition to the main house there is also a detached two car garage with upper level storage that is available for removal.

General Condition:

The buildings are offered as is, where is, with no representation or warranty as to their condition, fitness for a particular purpose, or code compliance.  The main building was owned by the same family for many years and has many original features still intact, but could use some modernization.  Interested parties will be afforded an opportunity to do their own inspections.

The foundation is fieldstone and is has some areas where water infiltration has deteriorated the mortar.  Floors are wood-frame construction.

The building has wood clapboard siding and wood trim.  Window shutters are in need of repair.  It is unknown whether the existing building walls contain any insulation. Windows are single glazed double hung windows with storm units on the exterior.  It is very likely that there is lead paint, both on the interior and exterior.

Mechanical and Electrical Systems:

Some heating pipes in the basement may be wrapped with asbestos insulation and there may be similar conditions throughout the house. Much of the piping and many of the plumbing fixtures appear to be original. The existing heating system is a natural gas-fired boiler with steam radiator distribution. The electrical service and distribution wiring may need updating or replacement for further use.