- Non-MLS Residential
- Square Feet 4000
Built in 1686, this first-period antique was built by the Choate family, and many original features remain. The house has been lovingly renovated by area experts to blend historical detail with modern family living. The house points south, and looks out to large pond that marks beginning of the Castle Neck River. The pond teems year-round with wildlife, including river otters, frogs, fish, and migratory birds. It is situated on beautiful Choate Street, a popular bike and equestrian trail, across from Essex County Greenbelt's recently acquired Sagamore Hill property. The house provides over 4,000 square feet of living space with a recently renovated kitchen gleaming with new appliances, soapstone countertops, and new hardwood floors. The home also boasts a new roof, four recently renovated bathrooms, four bedrooms, and a guest room on first floor. The house exterior was recently repainted in fall 2016. Seven fireplaces lend an antique air to the space, and two new additions coalesce the original antique framework with warm and comfortable modern-living needs. Included on the property is a barn with large workshop on first floor. Though formerly used as a poultry farm in decades past, the 2000+ square feet space can be configured for art studio, garage, or agricultural barn. Three large bays can accommodate three cars. The grounds reflect the seasonal beauty of Cape Ann, and multiple gardens have been lovingly cultivated to bear indigenous flowers and trees. Perennials and fruit-bearing bushes abound to support local bee colonies. Located just minutes from Crane Beach, Appleton Farm, Cogswell’s Grant, Myopia Hunt Club, Essex River basin, and diverse horse trails, the house is also located in the highly regarded Manchester Essex school district.
Listed by Julia Virden of J Barrett & Company - Manchester-By-The-Sea Office