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On the Market: A Former Toy Store in Essex

Find this 1740 Colonial sitting pretty on Main Street.


Photo via Churchill Properties

166 Main Street, Essex
Price: $569,000
Size: 2,754 square feet
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 2

It’s safe to say there’s never been a more appropriate home for the holidays. This former toy store in Essex abounds with period charm, making it a most ideal spot to sip cocoa, wrap presents, and be merry. The place is centrally located on the North Shore, but with its playful history, would probably fit in just as well in the North Pole.

Built in 1740, the centuries-old Colonial on Main Street has recently been converted back to a single-family home. Inside, find five original wood-burning fireplaces, antique wide-pine wood floors, and exposed beams. Upstairs, a third-floor master loft is outfitted with sliding doors—they open to a private deck that offers panoramic views of the salt marsh just beyond property lines.

For information, contact Karen Bernier, Churchill Properties, churchillprop.com.

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

Photo via Churchill Properties

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