HOME PROFILE: An elegant home on the harbor – News – Beverly Citizen

As the former carriage house on the Redgate estate, this handsome residence has a rich history that began in 1890. Over 100 years later, this beautiful Gambrel on Marblehead Harbor has maintained its original charm amidst fully upgraded 21st Century systems. The result is an elegant home with outstanding amenities in an incomparable setting. Of course, the views are spectacular.

  

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, June 25, 12:30-2 p.m.

ADDRESS: 6 Foster St., Marblehead

BEDROOMS: 6

BATHROOMS: 4 full; 1 half

LIVING SPACE: 5,475 sq. ft.

PRICE: $5,750,000

 

As the former carriage house on the Redgate estate, this handsome residence has a rich history that began in 1890. Over 100 years later, this beautiful Gambrel on Marblehead Harbor has maintained its original charm amidst fully upgraded 21st Century systems. The result is an elegant home with outstanding amenities in an incomparable setting.

Of course, the views are spectacular.

 

Let us begin …

With double crown molding and quarter-sawn oak flooring, the gracious (and large) foyer is especially impressive. But it’s the outside — view, that is — that tends to garner the most attention. A vibrant scene that includes the ocean and Marblehead Harbor is directly ahead.

Hold the “Wow” for a bit, however, as all things versatile, spacious and beautiful are the essence of a room off the grand foyer. Ideal as a formal dining room, library/den or even a billiards room, this space with exposed painted ceilings beams also has a wall of built-ins with open shelving and closed cupboards. Six windows — these are nine-over-one — are classic elements.

While definitely eye-catching, the coffered ceiling in the “formal” dining room is only one treat in this room. Arts & Crafts-style wainscoting over five feet high shares top billing in this room that seats eight-plus comfortably.

The coffered ceiling continues in a large nearby open area that can accommodate several conversation areas….

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