On the Market: An Elegant Manor in Salem

This Federal-style residence exhibits museum-quality architectural details.

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8 Chestnut Street, Salem
Price: $887,000
Size: 4,185 square feet
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 3.5

Federal-style homes are quite prevalent in New England’s architectural makeup. They’re found on Beacon Hill, for example, and in maritime ports like Portsmouth and Salem. These stately residences typically fetch a pretty penny, too, but this manor for sale in Witch City happens to be a really great deal.

The Federal manse on Chestnut Street—often called one of America’s most beautiful streets—asks a mere $877,000. That it’s under $1 million is certainly surprising, but your eyes might widen when you see the house is a whopping 4,185 square feet. That makes the place $212 per square foot—even less than the price per square foot of this fixer-upper for sale in Roslindale.

Though some rooms could stand to be updated, much of the house exudes period elegance. It also exhibits museum-quality architectural details like carved mantels, wainscoting, and wide-pine floors. The house has a butler’s pantry off the country kitchen, not to mention an attached guest suite and private gardens. Best of all? It’s within walking distance to downtown Salem and the waterfront.

For information, contact the Merry Fox Team, Merry Fox Realty, merryfoxrealty.com.

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