Sold in November 2017.
Located in a perfect sunny spot on Bay Road heading towards Appleton Farms. Enjoy the detail of this antique Colonial, built circa 1700, and it’s beautiful 1.8 acres, with a separate two bedroom guest cottage.
Featured in the Essex County Newspapers including the Salem Evening News.
Walk over the brick patio and enter the back foyer, believed to be dated to the 1680’s. From here the Italian tile floors extend through the kitchen and breakfast room. Common in older French and English cottages, they help immediately establish a feeling of comfort, warmth, well being and quality. This end of the house was expanded to accommodate a large eat-in kitchen, family room with a fireplace and vaulted ceilings, full bathroom with a marble tiled floor, and the laundry. The family room with exterior access creates an L shape around the the brick patio. This part of the house could also be used as a first floor bedroom or guest suite and accommodates a separate entrance.
Striking wide pine floors were just refinished and immediately grab your attention. Off of the front to back living room with it’s prominent wood burning fireplace, picture window and built-in bookshelves, is the door that leads out to the screened porch with slate floor. This is where the current owners have spent much time. The spacious dining room has heart pine floors.
On the second floor are three bedrooms, one ensuite and two full bathrooms. An additional room works well as an office, nursery or dressing room.
The third floor has two rooms with another full bathroom.
There are front and back staircases that both go all the way to the third floor. The four zone gas hot water baseboard system was updated not long ago. Outside you will find a storage shed. And there is a detached two-car garage.
The free standing four room apartment has hardwood floors, two bedrooms, kitchen and it’s own laundry. There is private yard space right outside the kitchen door. The apartment will have a new septic system, separate from the main house.
This location allows for easy access to the downtown locations of both Hamilton and Ipswich and both have commuter rail stops. Famous Crane Beach is also nearby.