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.
“Throughout this home, you will see period details like quarter-sawn, parquet oak floors with intricate mahogany inlays, sumptuous mill-work and three working fireplaces,” says the Realtor. “Aside from what you can actually see there are new systems including a GE generator, windows, furnace, and a four-car heated garage.”
Its commanding brick facade is the first indication that this is no ordinary house. Once inside, an awe-inspiring staircase and a sophisticated foyer leads the way to a spectacular library with French doors, fireplace, coffered ceilings, wall of bookcases and a tremendous picture window. The formal dining room is superbly elegant with crown moldings, decorative wainscoting, and gleaming wood floors. What might be considered a bit more relaxed perhaps is a grand living room complete with French doors, fireplace and access to an inviting four-season room sporting colorful Mercer tiling and the home’s third wood burning fireplace.
Down the hall, the huge kitchen is a chef’s dream come true. Contemporarily appointed, it features rich custom cabinetry and backsplash, high-end stainless steel appliances including a six-burner Wolf gas range, designer lighting, and a tremendous granite-topped island with tons of storage.
Spanning the two upper levels are four full baths, laundry and an astounding eight bedrooms, one of which is a master suite with a private balcony. The lower level with wood floors and a built-in bar provides a more casual entertaining space.
Not to be outdone by its interior, the grounds of this property are remarkable. Just in time for summer enjoyment, find a heated salt water pool, an outdoor stone fireplace, and a pergola. An adjacent pool house with vaulted ceilings and wood flooring is outfitted with a full kitchen and bath.
“This entire property pays homage to artisans past and present,” says Trupiano. “It is a gorgeous home that is simply awaiting its next steward.”
For additional information on this rare opportunity to own a piece of Rockport’s past, call Felicia Trupiano at 978-273-5934. Visit www.jbarrettrealty.com for more photos.
AT A GLANCE:
4 full and 2 half baths
5,321 square feet
J Barrett & Co.