On the Market: An Enchanting Antique Home on the Ocean in Hull
Built by a sea captain for his daughter, this magical residence features a wraparound porch, art studio, and direct beach access.
34 Gunrock Ave., Hull
Size: 2,000 square feet
There’s something about this home that feels like being inside of a painting. It could be the third-floor art studio, which is itself filled with paintings, or the endless Boston Harbor views you can catch in every room, but perhaps best enjoyed from the wraparound porch. Or, maybe it’s the poetic backstory: A sea captain built the seaside home in 1880 for his daughter and her husband, according to its listing agent, and decided to crown the residence with a tower instead of a widow’s walk.
Regardless of the reason, this house knows how to endear itself to an owner: The current sellers have lived there for 18 years, while the previous owners called it home for 60 years. One look at the wide-plank pine floors, mahogany counters, window seats with ocean views, stained glass windows, and high shelves perfect for displaying knick knacks, and it’s not difficult to see why they stayed for so long.
Take a barefoot stroll down to the beach to reap the benefits of direct ocean access—swimming, kayaking, and more await. While you’re out on the water, enjoy the faraway perspective of the bewitching home. The tower on top should make it easy to pick out.
For information, contact Kirsten O’Donnell, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, gibsonsothebysrealty.com
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