This commanding period home in Beverly Farms presents an exceptional opportunity for the discerning homebuyer. A mere stone’s throw from beautiful West Beach, downtown, and the commuter rail station, this historically relevant one-acre property comes complete with a restored two-story carriage house. Proudly presented by Paula Polo-Filias of J Barrett & Company, it is marketed for $1,997,000.
“While the house has clearly been fastidiously maintained and lovingly cared for, the real story is its great lineage,” says the realtor. “A National Historic Landmark, ‘Hale Near Beach’ was the home of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes who purchased it in 1895 after having rented it for a number of previous summers. This residence exudes a simple elegance not seen in the homes of today.”
A welcoming foyer leads the way to a generous living room graced by one of the home’s seven original fireplaces. Two sets of French doors lead to a sprawling covered porch. Just adjacent, a butler’s pantry services a formal dining room with decorative wainscoting, crown moldings, and an intricately carved marble hearth. Should you long for a more relaxed space, there is a richly paneled library with custom built-ins and a wood burning fireplace enhanced by antique tiles with a sailboat motif. Rounding off this striking level is a kitchen that has been thoughtfully updated with radiant heat, bright white cabinets, quartz counter tops, a center island with gas cook top, and stainless steel appliances including a double wall oven. Glass doors open to a professionally designed, outdoor tiered brick patio with fire pit.
An antique Otis elevator installed in the 1930s for Justice Holmes’s convalescing wife will bring you to the second floor. Sharing this space are four fireplaced bedrooms and a sumptuous bath with soaking tub and double vanity. The option of an au pair or in-law suite presents itself on the third floor where you will find a living room with kitchenette, three additional rooms, and a full bath heightened by antique fixtures and a claw foot tub.
“This is a property that truly affords a certain lifestyle that allows you to grab your coffee for an early morning walk along the water or pack a picnic dinner to enjoy on the sand,” says Polo-Filias. “The (current) family considers the beach to be an extension of their home. They feel quite certain the next owners will feel the very same way.”
This exceptional offering is shown by appointment. For more information or to schedule a private viewing, call Paula Polo-Filias at 978-479-0157.
AT A GLANCE:
· 5 bedrooms
· 3 full and 1 half bath
· 5,075 square feet
· Detached two-level carriage house
· Paula Polo-Filias
· J Barrett & Company