A Refined Estate by the Oldest Fox Hunting Club in Massachusetts
55 Waldingfield, Ipswich
Size: 9,579 square feet
This 1927-built Italian Revival residence overlooks the Ipswich River on over 39 acres of land, with thoughtful gardens and grounds landscaped by Frederick Law Olmstead. As the ultimate mark of refinement, the home is aptly called “Waldingfield” and it’s just down the road from the Myopia Hunt Club, one of the oldest continuously run polo clubs in nation, and the oldest in Massachusetts.
The sprawling property consists of a main house, a guest cottage, a pool and pool house, and a ten-stall barn. Inside the three-story main house, high ceilings and fine millwork are highlights. The kitchen includes a butler’s pantry, breakfast room, and large island. Formal entertaining spaces include an elegant living and dining room, both with fireplaces and french doors, and a marble-floored solarium. The home’s sleeping quarters include a master suite with a dressing room and bath, and a separate children’s wing with a sitting room and three bedrooms. Additional bedrooms and an office are found on the third floor.
For information contact Mary Pruett, J. Barrett & Company, jbarrettrealty.com.
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