BlogPress September 7, 2017

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Announces the Exclusive Right to Sell Maplecroft Mansion: Former Home of Lizzie Borden

Fall River, MA (September 7, 2017) – Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the exclusive right to sell the property located at 306 French Street, Fall River, Massachusetts: The Maplecroft Mansion. Commissioned in 1889 by Charles Allen and sold to Lizzie and Emma Borden in 1893, the Queen Anne Victorian is located in Fall River’s Highlands District.

Following the acquittal of the murder of her parents, Lizzie Borden resided in Maplecroft until her death in 1927. The current owner has meticulously restored the property to its original splendor. The 4,000 square foot home features 8 bedrooms, 3 ½ bathrooms and 6 fireplaces. The home is being offered for sale completely furnished and has a variance to operate as a bed and breakfast. The home has been a private residence since it’s restoration: unseen by the public.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this iconic Fall River property for sale. Maplecroft is one of the most important historic properties in the city and the current owner has lovingly restored every historic detail. This home was a labor of love for Ms. Borden, and the current owner has renewed that sentiment,” states Robert Rutley of Taylor & Associates, listing agents of the property with Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty.

Current owner Kristee Bates adds, “I feel so blessed and honored to have had the opportunity to restore such a significant piece of history.  The friendships and the people I met during renovation was of great value.  My hope is that the future owners will maintain Maplecroft ‘s historical integrity and love her as much as I have.”

“The Maplecroft Mansion is a unique and intriguing offering in Fall River. We are happy that the Taylor & Associates team has listed this property with such noteworthy historical significance,” adds Judy Chace, Broker/Co-Owner of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty.

According to Ray Mott, Broker/Co-Owner of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, “The trial of Lizzie Borden was a national affair in the late 1800s. We are pleased to have listed a property with such a fascinating background.”

A referral from Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, the Maplecroft Mansion is offered at $849,900 by Taylor & Associates. Contact Robert Rutley or Robin Lake at 401.214.1524 or email For full listing information, click here.


With a combined history of success and a reputation for representing Rhode Island’s finest properties, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty was founded by Judy Chace and Ray Mott. The firm of over 130 agents have an established record of providing exceptional customer service to their national and international clientele with six offices in Rhode Island in Barrington, Charlestown, East Greenwich, Narragansett, Providence and Watch Hill. Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty combines local expertise with a world-renowned brand. Sotheby’s International Realty network includes over 21,000 sales associates in approximately 900 offices in 68 countries and territories. Each office is independently owned and operated.

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