The feel of a Maine family retreat just 50 minutes to Boston
Kayaking to Crane's Beach Ipswich
Sunrise over Wingarsheek Beach
Having a fire in the family room on a cool summer night
Pier access for my wailer
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Listed by Lanse Robb
The best value on Cape Ann,125 Cole’s Island Road offers waterfront and island privacy just 40 minutes from Boston. Located in tranquil West Gloucester, this classic Cape Ann salt water estate sits atop 35 acres surrounded by gardens and woodlands.
Shared Granite pier with a half mile of frontage on Farm Creek, also abuts conservation land
Excellent salt water sport fishing and water fowling with access to Essex Bay and the Atlantic Ocean
Kayak to Coffin and Wingaersheek beaches
A great year-round family compound
Built in 1926 by a wealthy Boston antiques collector, the rambling 2 ½ story Colonial has exquisite original 18th century interiors featuring beautiful pumpkin pine floors, hand hewn doors and beams, and period hardware.
The property was featured as home of the year in House Beautiful, 1926.
In 2006 extensive renovations and a new kitchen and family room were added.
A separate entrance leads to a private office with fireplace.
With views to New Hampshire and Maine, this is an exceptional property for the discerning homeowner.
Features & Equipment
5865± square feet of living area (as measured)
Restoration of floors and woodwork throughout
Dramatic period Entry Hall with wide paneled wood walls and floors
Living Room with a large fireplace, wide wood paneled walls and floors, period detail, and an ocean view screened porch
Dining Room with large brick oven, hand-hewed ceiling beams, wide plank wood floors and walls, and period cabinets, opens to an ocean view porch
Den with fireplace
Newly constructed in 2008 chef’s kitchen
Family Room with honed slate flooring and water views (2008)
Wood paneled office with fireplace and beamed ceilings (separate entrance)
Master bedroom with beamed ceiling, fireplace, his and hers dressing room, master bath
Laundry room with Miele washer and dryer and built in shelving
Situated on 33.2+ elevated acres with panoramic views overlooking Essex Bay, and Crane’s Beach
Originally part of Perley Farm the residence is sited atop a hill overlooking Essex Bay
Abuts Essex County Greenbelt Conservation land
Attached 4-car garage
Heating system (2008) installed by Bill Scott of Scott Oil