On the Market: A Craftsman Stone Home in Gloucester
Complete with a bonus cottage, widow's walk, and breathtaking ocean vistas.
6 Brier Road, Gloucester
Size: 5,000 square feet
’Tis the season of striking oceanside homes. If this ultramodern Manchester mansion was a little too minimalist for your preference, this Arts and Crafts construction will surely be up your alley. Moravian pottery tiles give the living room floor a worldly feel, as does the frieze that lines the upper perimeter of the room. Painted by Norwegian landscape artist Jonas Lie, the long mural depicts a Viking voyage.
Around the corner, the dining room is clad from floor to walls in chestnut wood and paneling reclaimed from a 19th-century church in Rhode Island, while the windows are Prairie School stained glass dating back to 1910. The kitchen, painted in a deep mahogany hue, purposely sinks into the background to draw attention to the bright green scenery, koi pond, and rocky outcroppings through the picture window.
Most of the chambers spread out across the second floor, with glorious details of their own, such as stained glass windows from Switzerland in one of the bathrooms and a long teak balcony directly off the bedrooms. But the third floor claims the largest space of all. The semi-finished floor has huge potential for a studio, den, office, or whatever else your current digs are lacking. And the recently installed windows that look out at the Atlantic from the stone home’s perch atop a bluff mean whatever the room is, it’ll probably be one of your favorites. Plus, it comes with an added bonus: A roof hatch pushes up through the ceiling onto the widow’s walk at the peak of the home. Pace the rectangular perch to spot the stone cottage (equipped with a wood-burning stove), Japanese-inspired gardens, stone walls, and wildflowers.
For information, contact Hope Watt-Bucci, Coldwell Banker Realty, coldwellbankerhomes.com.
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