71 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester
Size: 9,981 square feet
There are two ways to get to this stone manor: By stepping through the gated entrance and journeying down the stone path, past the lush green lawn, under the covered walkway, and through the glass doors or by mooring your boat in front of the property and walking up the private dock.
Either way, you may wonder if you’ve gone back in time. Perched on the Gloucester Harbor like a ship, the estate could easily be mistaken for a medieval castle, complete with limestone statues and a moat guarding the grounds. Built in 1920, it sits on a foundation of locally quarried granite, anchoring the home and its history. Inside the building, the nearly 10,000 square feet of living space holds many more wonders.
While the facade looks like an antique fortress, the interior is palatial in a completely different way. Shaker style wall panelling, coffered and beamed ceilings, and a smattering of chandeliers make the home feel like a cruise ship. Though blue doesn’t play into the interior design, the bright white walls against the cerulean ocean—constantly visible through abundant oversized windows and glass doors—gives the space a luxe nautical vibe.
The lower level ditches the maritime aesthetic for a rustic floor dedicated to fun: A wet bar that looks like a full tavern, a pool room with a ceramic tile floor and ornate tray ceiling, and a cave-like wine cellar made of original granite. Playful details also adorn other rooms, such as the chef’s kitchen, which features a deep fryer, as well as a soapstone fireplace and pizza oven (one of eight fireplaces throughout the house), and an upstairs bedroom, which sports a ship-like built-in bed with a step.
And of course, living on the edge of the Atlantic may leave you feeling cold when the summer sun sets. Banish your goosebumps by soaking in the waterfront hot tub, steaming in the sauna, or simply relaxing on a couch in the glass-enclosed deck, looking out at the crashing waves.
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