Noah’s Hill” has been enjoyed as a weekend retreat and family compound by four generations since 1945 and is now available for the first time in 75 years. This hilltop 43+ acre property with 4,300+ feet of navigable frontage on the Essex River offers the unparalleled privacy and seclusion one would expect to find only in a remote location – yet is within walking distance to the Village of Essex and just 30 miles North of Boston. Surrounded by nature and full of wildlife, the property offers a regionally rare combination of privacy, recreation, natural beauty and timeless character. Enjoy tennis, swimming, boating, cross country skiing and more without stepping foot off the property. The property is accessed by an unassuming driveway and gradually rises to 92+ feet above sea level - one of the highest elevations in Essex. 

Originally built as a hunting cabin using native stones from the property, the main house is nestled on the central peak of the drumlin and ideally sited to capture sweeping westerly views of the Essex River and marshland and northerly views extending to Crane Beach, Plum Island and Ipswich Bay. In the evening the property enjoys spectacular sunsets and on a clear day one might see all the way to Maine. The property consists of two primary residences, a cottage apartment, a European-style barn, and a fenced tennis court all on over 40 acres of lawns, pasture, woods with walking trails and marshland along the Essex River. A private dock (pier and seasonal float) provides excellent access for swimming, kayaking and boating.

  • 1 Noah’s Hill Way: In 1921 the existing 1 ½ story classic Dutch Colonial style house was constructed on the prime building terrace at the peak elevation of the property. 1,886± square feet, 9 rooms including 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
  • 2 Noah's Hill Way: Custom-built house designed and constructed in 1992 by a local architect and builder with experience building houses on Nantucket. 2,196± square feet, 8 rooms including 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
  • Cottage: Originally a 2- bay garage/barn with a modest chauffer’s quarters in the back, the Cottage has since been renovated and winterized to be used as a guest house and overflow for family and visitors. 684± square feet, 4 rooms including 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
  • European-Style Stables with 3 stalls and tractor bay built in 2010, with water and electricity
  • Tennis Court: hardcourt, fenced on three sides
  • Private dock with pier and seasonal float

Property Details

Dutch Colonial
Nicole Monahan

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