On The Market: 39 Juniper Point Road, Woods Hole
This commanding estate has been likened to a castle on the Rhine.
This commanding residence overlooks Woods Hole Passage, a channel between Cape Cod and the Elizabeth Islands. “Looking out over Wood Hole, it’s kind of like a castle on the Rhine that was used to watch people coming and going,” says LandVest listing agent Stewart Young.
This Queen Anne home was built in 1885 but renovated in 1910 with incredible design and details from heartwood oak flooring, a California redwood staircase, and unique chandeliers, to fantastic fireplaces with carved mantles. The magnitude of this home hits the apex in a four-story tower and observation cupola with a panorama view from Nobska Lighthouse to Martha’s Vineyard.
A property of history and prominence, the home was purchased by Charles Crane, of the notable top-of-the-line plumbing and fixtures company in Chicago, in 1910 and has stayed in the family since. The family was very involved in the building, and in several bathrooms there are still a series of sink handles marked “fresh” and “salt,” instead of “cold” and “hot,” from when the family installed the option for a saltwater bath.
39 Juniper Point Road, Woods Hole
Living Area: 7,193 square feet
Bathrooms: 6 full, 1 half