Own the Carnegie! Built in 1904 to house the Rockport Public Library. Town Center, Beach Access, Water Views! The current owners bought this historic property from the town and carefully renovated and restored it, creating an outstanding and stunning residence. Built from local granite with Greek Revival detail.
As soon as you arrive, you know this home will be significant and memorable. The impressive Rotunda with the original terrazzo tiled floor sitting beneath the detailed dome, is highlighted by the tall columns renewed with Canadian pine. This area allows for an impressive entrance, central reception area and an excellent open floor plan. The community rooms sit adjacent and open to the Rotunda. There is a tiled vestibule with French doors and an etched window acquired from a Palm Beach estate, that delivers light to the stairwell.
The kitchen is well designed and equipped with a granite island/breakfast bar and ample cabinetry. The intricate marble mantel from Italy, surrounding the fireplace immediately catches your eye when you enter the living and dining rooms. Glass doors open to the granite patio. A perfect spot to enjoy coffee, the water views and town activity.
Dappled with sunshine, the first floor master bedroom with a beautiful granite wall, has an extraordinary spacious bath with marble floors, a tiled walk-in shower, soaking tub and two separate onyx sinks. This floor has an additional en-suite bedroom and powder room.
On the lower level from the Cleaves Street entrance is an inviting mud room with French doors that open to the family room. There’s a third en-suite bedroom, separate laundry room with cabinets, sink and an additional half bath. There is also a studio/office and access to the heated garage.
Live on Cape Ann in an excellent location in Rockport, with easy access to Front Beach, town businesses and restaurants and the commuter rail to Boston. Right around the corner from the Shalin Lui Performance Center.
Contact John & Cindy Farrell to see this home. 978-468-9576