On the Market: An Arts and Crafts Estate Along Ipswich River
The grounds feature an antique Italian fountain, a Lord & Burnham greenhouse, and a 120-year-old teak gazebo imported from Bali.
23 Newmarch St., Ipswich
Size: 4,439 square feet
It’ll be difficult to pick a favorite room of this pristine estate—each corner is exquisite. Situated on the banks of Ipswich River, this Arts and Crafts home built in 1905 has been stunningly restored over the years. Take the library, where you can choose a new read from built-ins with glass French doors that are bursting with books, or sit down at the desk and write your own. Bronze hardware imported from England and plentiful transom windows complement the rich sycamore and oak paneling and coffered ceilings.
Another beloved spot is the kitchen, furnished with cherry and tiger maple cabinets painted in a soothing shade of green. The booth-style dining table looks out at the river, and if you want to stir up a drink before digging in, you can do so at the wet bar in the butler’s pantry around the corner. The master bedroom is glorious too, with its Arts and Crafts wallpaper and direct access to one of the two sleeping porches, but the master bath is bound to be one of your rooms of choice to luxuriate. The centerpiece is a made-to-order soaking tub from Waterworks, adorned with burnished cast iron. Surrounding the polished focal point are Carrara marble walls embellished with hand-carved tiles, heated towel bars, a mosaic stone floor, and cathedral ceilings.
The stunning features only multiply outside, where an antique Italian fountain, a Lord & Burnham greenhouse, a 120-year-old teak gazebo imported from Bali, and a guest house built above a heated two-car garage grace the grounds. You can tend to the herb and veggie gardens while admiring the river (the property possesses 650 feet of frontage), launch a kayak into the water and paddle around the bend to Crane Beach, or simply look up at the sky to do some magnificent bird watching. Chances are high you’ll see something beautiful—wildlife surrounds the home, and the current sellers have a list 91 items long of the kinds of feathered creatures they’ve espied on site.
For information, contact Lanse Robb, LandVest, Inc., landvest.com.
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