This historic West Gloucester property lies within the original boundaries of an 18th century Saltwater Farm with 750 FT of navigable frontage to Walker Creek and the Essex Bay. With over 20± acres of intimate and secluded upland this rare offering has expansive views to the ocean over Cranes, Coffins and Wingaersheek Beaches, Hog Island and Conomo Point.
The land consists of unspoiled fields, old stone walls, woodlands and gardens that unfold to the properties boundaries along the diverse and rich ecosystem of the tidal Essex River basin.
With only two owners in over 100 years, the main residence has been expanded and renovated while retaining much of its 18th century character throughout.
Recent renovations include a new open concept living and kitchen area with a gas fired wood stove, new windows in much of the house, renovated barn apartment and a new pier.
The five-bedroom and three-bathroom home offers a convenient first floor guest suite and en-suite bath.
Built in the 1790’s this five-bay barn remains intact and has a new roof, new windows, and a two-bedroom apartment with a stone terrace overlooking the 100+ year old Peony garden to the water.
Additional features include a pool and pool house overlooking the fields to Essex Bay and a two-stall post and beam horse run-in barn.
Perhaps the most cherished building on the properties edge is the secluded screened cabin/boathouse with views to Cranes Beach and a private dock for swimming, boating, and fishing.
18 hole disc golf course
This property is convenient to Gloucester and the towns of Essex, Ipswich, Manchester and Hamilton. It offers surprising rural seclusion and dark night skies with a quick and easy access to Boston and Logan airport.
Features & Equipment
Wood floors throughout, most are original
Screened dining porch overlooking the water
Mudroom/rear entry with sink and storage
New kitchen with breakfast nook, 6-burner Thermador stove and stainless appliances, airy and light with skylights and southern exposure
Formal dining room with marsh/water views
Living room with wood stove (gas)
Large Screened dining/living porch with views of the salt marsh, Essex bay and ocean
First floor bedroom suite with fireplace and full bath
Master bedroom with marsh and water views, original hardwood floors, three exposures
Master bath with claw-foot tub and dressing room
3 additional bedrooms, all with views and ample natural light
20+ acres of upland, total 36± acres on two lots
Expansive views over marsh to Cranes and Coffins Beaches to ocean
Gunite pool – 9’ deep with new motor
1790’s Barn includes apartment with new roof and windows and water views
Flower and vegetable gardens, Peony garden dating back 100+ years
Two stall run-in barn
Waterside camp/studio with two screened porches
Walking trails down to the camp and private dock
18 hole disc golf course
Heat: Oil, forced air, electric baseboard in master and one bedroom