Those who were raised on Cape Ann know it as The Old Corner Inn. Those who read about it today may see it as a wonderful investment or perhaps an unrealized vocation of a lifetime. For sale for the first time in more than 40 years, this iconic piece of real estate is yours for the taking for $1,999,906.43.

Perched high above Walker Creek, this stunning contemporary shingle-style home affords sweeping views over Essex Bay and the backside of Crane Beach. Complemented by the natural beauty of its awe-inspiring surroundings, this property is a true nature lover’s dream. Complete with a private tidal dock, a two-story heated art studio, two barns with over-sized storage, a fenced paddock, and zen-like gardens, it lists for $2,500,000.

When this 1920’s home was purchased in 2018, it was in need of updating and repair. One year later, after painstaking renovations, this charming American Foursquare is a completely restored masterpiece. Ideally located just a few hundred feet from the Annisquam Footbridge, this remarkable home also boasts breathtaking views of Lobster Cove, the Annisquam River, and Wingaersheek Beach. Listed for $999,000, it is proudly presented for sale by Martha Anger of Engel & Völkers By The Sea.

This strikingly handsome Colonial set on a 3.2 bucolic acres in Hamilton includes a portion of the Ipswich River. Stunningly renovated and meticulously maintained by its current owners, this beautiful home is unconditionally “turn-key ready”, according to Realtor Josephine Baker of J Barrett & Company, who lists the property for $1,479,000.

Bringing a modern twist to the “old-fashioned” neighborhood of yesteryear, Salem’s Strongwater Crossing delivers a strong sense of community where wide sidewalks, street lamps and walking trails join young families together with their retired neighbors. If you happen to be one of the many fascinated home buyers who missed out on the first phase, take comfort in knowing that you have another chance to own here. With delivery expected as soon as this fall, Phases 4 and 5 will consist of 35 luxury homes ranging in size between 1,695 and 2,260 square feet.

Offering pure, unadulterated luxury, this custom designed home just beyond Manchester Village transcends time. Originally known as “The Ledge”, this circa 1884 masterpiece sits high atop a hill on nearly six plush acres featuring mature plantings, specimen trees and colorful gardens. Presented by Mandy Sheriff of J Barrett & Company, it lists for $2,600,000.

This splendid and visually arresting oceanfront home on Magnolia’s iconic Shore Road—with its delightful European-inspired elements such as granite and bluestone stairs and entry, wrought iron railings, and decorative gables and eaves—is ingeniously designed to maximize its seaside setting. “The home’s height and setback create a sense of being ‘above it all’ and a feeling of privacy and tranquility,” notes Realtor Amanda Armstrong of Engel & Volkers By the Sea, who lists the property for $2,100,000.

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Rowley, MA - John C. Tiernan of Rowley, Mass., passed away unexpectedly on June 26, 2019, at the Brigham Manor Rehabilitation Facility in Newburyport, Mass. John was born on October 1, 1942, in Arlington, Mass. He was the son of the late John "Jackie" Tiernan and Marjorie (Curran) McVey. He …

This sprawling 1.5 acre oceanfront property commands the tip of Gloucester’s Mussel Point, the ancient headland marking the entry to the harbor and opposing Eastern Point. Affording the finest in seaside living and entertainment, this splendid multi-level 3,800 square foot residence is brought to you by Amanda Armstrong of Engle & Volkers By the Sea. Just in time for summer, it lists for $3,900,000.

Set on more than two acres overlooking picturesque Sandy Bay, this classic Rockport cape comes complete with a private beach and a guest or rental cottage. Brand new to market, this wonderful opportunity is presented for sale by Amanda Armstrong of Engle & Völkers By the Sea for $2,100,000.

Skip the shades and decorative wall hangings, for this stunning three-story home set in a quiet cove along the Danvers River features countless over-sized windows that virtually bring its breathtaking backdrop inside. Situated on a 13,846 square foot lot that includes a charming gazebo with electricity and water, a brick patio, and a 20-foot fresh water dock, this amazing property is the perfect fit for the aspiring boater or the humble nature lover. Listed for $724,500, it is proudly presented for sale by Team Cotraro of LUX Realty North Shore.

This 15-year young center entrance colonial in Middleton is stunningly beautiful right from the curb. Situated atop a slight rise on nearly two acres, this bucolic offering affords a tranquil setting, countless amenities, and a fabulously flexible floor plan. Priced at $846,500, it is listed by Michael D’Avolio of J Barrett and Company.

Ideally situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of desirable East Gloucester, this attractively appointed and smartly designed townhouse-style condominium is a seaside lover’s dream. Positioned between Niles and Good Harbor Beaches, this half-duplex is also within minutes of the Back Shore and Rocky Neck. Just in time for summer, this great opportunity is presented by Realtor Martha Anger of Engel & Völkers By the Sea for $545,000.

Sited along Newburyport’s celebrated and highly esteemed High Street, the Wood-Moseley House is quite unlike anything you have ever seen. Meticulously renovated inside and out, this circa 1792 Federalist mansion is one of the finest in town, believes Peter Marengi of William Raveis Realty, who co-lists the offering with Rachel Sayer for $3,750,000.

This contemporary saltbox in Rowley is simply awaiting your personal touch. Meticulously maintained inside and out, this home brings not only a versatile floorplan, but a myriad of improvements including an updated kitchen, new heating and air conditioning units, and newer windows throughout. Presented by Pauline White of Rowley Realty, it lists for $564,900.

 Whether you are looking for the perfect spot for summer or the ideal home in which to downsize, this delightful shingle-style Long Beach cottage could be a perfect fit. Located within minutes of Rockport’s most coveted beaches, this lovely two-bedroom home boasts an easy one-level design complete with stunning views of the Atlantic. Brand new to market, it is listed for $799,900 by Nancy Goodick of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

Within steps to the beach, schools, the train and the village, this newly constructed home in sought-after Manchester-by-the-Sea is classically “New England” with a shingled exterior, welcoming front porch, and quintessential white picket fence. Once inside however, you will be struck by its sleek, contemporary design. Newly priced at $1,375,000, it is presented by Mandy Sheriff of J Barrett & Company.

 This architectural delight in Manchester-by-the-Sea was clearly intended for uncomplicated, yet luxurious living. Affording the most magnificent views of the Atlantic and beyond, it comes complete with a private two-bedroom guest house, a sheltered patio with outdoor kitchen, and easy beach and tidal dock access. Listed by Coldwell Banker Agent Lynda Surdam, it is on the market for $3,975,000.

“No luxury has been overlooked. While it was just constructed in 2012, this stunning Georgian Colonial features the perfect blend of antique ambiance and ultra-modern convenience,” says the Realtor “It was painstakingly designed by its engineer owner, to fit seamlessly with the other stunning antiques located on prestigious High Street. Innovation and elegance encompasses the entire focus of this home.” Careful attention to every imaginable detail, anyone who passes by would never assume this home is a reproduction. In a class by itself, this exciting home is presented by Gretchen Maguire of RE/MAX on the River for $2,200,000.

A magnificent blend of Old World craftsmanship and 21st century technology, this impeccably renovated 1896 Rockport gem is sure to take your breath away. Reminiscent of the grand country estates of yesteryear, this majestic Georgian Colonial, which was originally an inn, is surrounded by 113-year-old oak trees, lush gardens, sprawling lawns and amazing views. And while it has been brought up to today’s standards, the historic integrity of this special residence remains. Presented by Felicia Trupiano of J Barrett & Company, it lists for $2,499,000.

Totally renovated in 2010, this ocean-facing 1900’s cottage in Gloucester is ready and waiting for its next beach-loving, seafaring steward. Complete with a heated in-ground infinity saltwater pool, hot tub and outdoor kitchen, this lovely home is also just a short distance to Good Harbor Beach, Rocky Neck, and Gloucester Harbor. On the market for $2,399,000, it is listed by Kristin Gynda Bedell of LUX Realty North Shore.

Sited directly across the street from one of Gloucester’s most revered beaches and boasting views of the Twin Lighthouses and Salt Island, the much anticipated “Good Harbor Beachside Condominiums” are at long last here and ready for move-in. While all six, single-level units are distinct in design, each features contemporary open concepts, top of the line finishes, large two-car heated garages with designated storage, and access to a central elevator. Priced from $1,359,000, these luxury homes which range between 2,009 and 2,310 square feet of living space are proudly presented by Lisa Phillips of Keller Williams Realty.

Rarely found in scenic Magnolia, according to Realtor Martha Anger of Engel & Völkers By the Sea, this extraordinary shingle-style home within a short distance of the beach and the village, boasts an innately private cul-de-sac setting on nearly two bucolic acres. And while it dates back to the 1880s and is known for once being the summer home of Captain Charles G.C. Thornton, it has received extensive updates focused on 21st century proficiency. New to market, it is listed for $829,000.

Positioned thoughtfully back from the road in one of Rowley’s most coveted subdivisions, find this handsome Colonial, set on nearly three bucolic acres. Boasting smart 2x6 construction, a generous 4,000+ square foot interior, and a country club-like backyard, this stately home is also filled with a myriad of surprises. Newly listed, it is proudly presented by John McCarthy of Rowley Realty for $889,900.

This sundrenched Rockport colonial is so much more than meets the eye. While its generous floor plan of nearly 4,500 square feet is impressive enough, its location, versatility and flexibility is what makes it so extraordinary. Complete with a stunning backdrop and an auxiliary apartment for added income potential, there is little left to be desired. Brought to you by Mary Francis of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, this stunning opportunity within minutes to the beach is listed for $2,249,000.

There is not a single thing missing from this commanding Danforth/Carey custom Colonial in Topsfield. From its professionally landscaped 1.7 acre lot to its impeccably appointed interior, this residence has clearly been designed for the fastidious buyer. Presented by Shelly Shuka of J Barrett & Company, this very special offering on coveted Fuller Farms Road, is currently on the market for $985,000.

This meticulously cared for contemporary set on Cape Ann’s scenic Wonson Cove, offers direct access to a private beach as well as spectacular views of Ten Pound Island and Gloucester Harbor. Extensively updated and expanded upon with every imaginable amenity, this home “exemplifies carefree seaside living,” says Amanda Armstrong of Engel & Volkers By the Sea, who lists the east-end property for $2,100,000.

Right on the heels of Peabody ranking 5th on’s list of the top “hottest zip codes”, comes this fabulous colonial set on a quiet cul de sac within minutes of Bishop Fenwick High School and convenient Route 128. Complete with all the “bells and whistles”, this home boasts an artistic interior complete with versatile rooms and stunning architectural details. On the market for $625,000, it is proudly presented by Kathleen Murphy of Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty.

C.P. Berry Homes, known for quality-built, maintenance-free condominium communities and custom-built homes on the North Shore, including English Commons at Topsfield, Patton Ridge in Hamilton, Caldwell Farm in Newbury, Fuller Pond Village in Middleton, Ipswich Country Club Homes, Bartlett’s Reach in Amesbury, and others, has had great interest in its newest 55+ community – Rolling Green at Topsfield. Over 50% of the total of thirty new homes (located on a private 13+ acre setting off Boston Street at the Topsfield/Ipswich town line) are either sold and occupied or under purchase contracts.

Custom built by the owner himself, this center entrance colonial in Danvers is elegance in its truest form. Boasting every imaginable 21st century amenity including a show-stopping facade, this gorgeous 3.5 acre property also comes with the added bonus of subdivision potential. Listed for $1,250,000, this special offering is presented by Maria Salzillo of J Barrett and Company.

This charming Rowley cape has seen so many updates and improvements that it is the epitome of “move-in ready”. And while that alone would be more than enough to drive buyers, there is also great potential to make this a horse property.

Affectionately known as “The Parsonage”, this Manchester-by-the-Sea Federalist colonial will leave you yearning for absolutely nothing. The main residence boasts four bedrooms while a generously-sized sunny in-law apartment offers a fifth bedroom. Sited on .8 acres, this special offering is just a short distance to the center of town, the MBTA train, fine shops and restaurants, and coveted Singing Beach. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, says listing agent Gretchen Berg of J Barrett and Company.

The hands-on, full service relocation company “Women on The Move – Your Architects of Moving” is…….. you guessed it…. MOVING. Thanks to its stellar reputation and unstoppable success over the past few years, this former little “startup” has had to trade in its small Marblehead workplace for one much larger in Swampscott. Having already facilitated more than 1,000 moves over the past eight years, the company’s CEO Annmarie Linnane explains that plans to further grow the business catapulted her decision to expand her office space.

C.P. Berry Homes, known for quality-built, maintenance-free condominium communities and custom-built homes on the North Shore, including English Commons at Topsfield, Patton Ridge in Hamilton, Caldwell Farm in Newbury, Fuller Pond Village in Middleton, Ipswich Country Club Homes, Bartlett’s Reach in Amesbury, and others, has had great interest in its newest 55+ community – Rolling Green at Topsfield. Over 50% of the total of thirty new homes (located on a private 13+ acre setting off Boston Street at the Topsfield/Ipswich town line) are either sold and occupied or under purchase contracts.

Whether you are a down-sizing boomer or senior, a relocating millennial, or a homeowner on the move, the ladies at “ShipShape Organize” can help make your transition an easy one. In business on the North Shore for seven years, Residential Organizers and Move Managers Deb Bernier and Deb Stone have orchestrated and supervised hundreds of moves.

“This 1809 grand Federal mansion, complete with its own entrance and stunning period details throughout, has been meticulously restored,” says listing broker Betsy Merry of MerryFox Realty. “Absolutely breathtaking, this home is a crown jewel.”

This brand new custom home by premier developer Votto Properties, LLC is clearly intended for the discriminating homebuyer. Sited along scenic Lothrop Street in Beverly, this waterfront stunner boasts nearly 3,000 square feet of elegant living space, unobstructed ocean views, and the always coveted beach access. Presented by Michael McNiff and Kevin Pietrini of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, it lists for $1,250,000.

This is one of those occasional homes that exude pure, unadulterated elegance. Extensively renovated in 2017 by Gianna Design Group of North Andover, this stunning contemporary colonial looks and feels like nothing short of brand new construction. Set on a private and rare 1+ acre lot in Beverly’s coveted Cove neighborhood, this magnificent property is proudly presented by Francine Cecieta of J Barrett & Company for $1,799,999.

This newly constructed high-end townhome is perfectly situated at the end of a secluded road where the Little River meets the Annisquam. In this final unit of Stanwood Point Condominium’s second phase, expect to find a wide open floor plan, the finest of finishes, and spectacular panoramic water views from every one of its six rooms. Listed for $899,900, this luxury half-duplex is presented by Charleen McCarthy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

While this delightful 12-room colonial in Manchester is striking from top to bottom, its main level could easily be a house in itself thanks to generous and interesting spaces such as a magnificent vestibule and a spectacular and newly built sunroom with walls of floor to ceiling Pella windows and its own zone of radiant heat. Sited on a half-acre lot on a quiet street of similar residences, it is listed exclusively by Jeanne Carpenter of J Barrett & Company for $1,175,000.

It is always around this time of year when we start dreaming of longer days, warmer nights and in New England — the sound and feel of the ocean. If you are one of those home buyers with that insatiable longing, Felicia Trupiano and Rick Marshall of J Barrett & Company may very well hold the key (literally) to your happiness. Listed for $899,000, this recently constructed luxury townhouse affords spectacular ocean views and is just moments to Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester Harbor, and bustling downtown.

Within steps to the beach and boasting exquisite water views up and down the rocky coast, this seaside Colonial in the quaint village of Magnolia is ready and waiting for a buyer with a little ingenuity. Presented by William Rochford and Brian Rice of Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty, it lists for just $698,000.

Representing coastal living at its finest, this brand new four bedroom home in Gloucester comes complete with breathtaking water views that extend well beyond the Annisquam River. Paying close attention to every detail, local builder Frank McCormick has produced the perfect seaside residence, believes J Barrett & Company realtor Ann Olivo, who co-lists the property with partner Christine Moore.

 This extraordinary estate in the prestigious area of Paine Avenue in Prides Crossing is a custom fit for the discriminating buyer. Built at the turn of the century, the three-story stucco mansion sits on over 2.5 beautifully landscaped acres perfectly elevated for the most magnificent ocean views imaginable. Complete with access to a private beach and nearly 7,000 square feet of luxurious living space, this rare offering is presented for sale by Mimi Pruett of J Barrett & Company for $4,750,000.

This custom contemporary offers the unsurpassed craftsmanship, superior design, and exceptional details that savvy North Shore homebuyers have come to expect from renowned builder Windover Construction. Set in a private enclave of similarly sophisticated residences in Manchester’s coveted Summer Hill development, this brand new home is surrounded by 11 acres of trust land abutting Coolidge Reservation. Complete with a private path to the beach, this special property is presented by Amanda Armstrong of Engle & Volkers By The Sea for $1,600,000.

Whether you are changing addresses, moving an elderly parent, liquidating an estate, or are simply in need of some basic organization, why not make things easier and hire a professional? Women on The Move, a leading moving company and so much more, has overseen and facilitated more than 900 moves over the past eight years. And while they are based right here in Marblehead, this immensely successful company has grand plans for expansion, says owner and CEO Annmarie Linnane.

Located in downtown Marblehead, this charming single-family colonial is within steps to everything this quaint seaside town has to offer. So, if you find yourself yearning for an active yet somewhat laid-back sort of lifestyle, your search could very well end here. Presented by the Cressy Team at J Barrett & Co., this home lists for $515,000.

Location, luxury and lifestyle – everything a homebuyer is looking for but can’t always find. But here it is. A custom crafted deck house perfectly positioned above the Atlantic Ocean and just steps to its own private beach. Presented by Phyllis Levin and Shari Sagan McGuirk of Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty, this special property is listed for $2,195,000.

As the end of 2018 quickly approaches, Betsy Merry and Dan Fox of MerryFox Realty reflect back on a year that was filled with lots of activity but relatively few surprises, particularly in the Salem condo market. As the brokers have seen over the past few years, the lack of supply has led to a higher demand - consequently ensuing soaring prices and soaring frustrations.

Located in Beverly’s desirable Prospect Hill area, this meticulously maintained four-family presents a tremendous opportunity for the savvy investor, real estate enthusiast, or aspiring entrepreneur. Brought to you by Henry Pizzo of The Pizzo Johanson Team at Lux Realty North Shore, it is newly for $1,100,000.

One of the more architecturally significant homes in Rockport, this luxurious and spacious contemporary commands a high perch off Granite Street in an area of homes that seldom come to market, offering spectacular unobstructed views of the harbor, Granite Pier and the Atlantic Ocean. “View Point,” as it is aptly called, is listed by Amanda Armstrong of Engel & Volkers by the Sea for $1,950,000.

It is not often that a writer finds herself at a loss for words, but a listing like this one is nearly impossible to describe. Aptly named for its breathtaking oceanfront setting in the scenic seaside town of Swampscott, “Wavecrest” is a true masterpiece, offering sweeping panoramic water views from virtually every room and an architectural pallet quite unlike any other. Presented exclusively by Shari Sagan McGuirk of Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty, it lists for $3,900,000.

Some homes are exactly what you’d expect while others surprise and amaze you from the very first moment of your visit. Should you seek the latter, The Susan Bridge Team at J Barrett & Company is pleased to introduce you to this stunning property in Beverly Farms. Though it has been thoughtfully updated for easy 21st century living, this remarkable manse, which lists for $1,450,000, is a gorgeous reflection of the craftsmanship of days gone by.