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On the Market: A Gloucester Stone Beauty Right on the Water

A sunroom and a chestnut-paneled dining room smooths out this rocky escape.


Photo by Michael Petrocelli, Planomatic

6 Brier Road, Gloucester
Price: $3,900,000
Size: 5,000 square feet
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 5.5

Hanging out on the rock terrace of this historic 1937 estate in Gloucester, you can’t help but think, “This is one stone, bold stunner.” The beauty of the home’s extensive stonework—set on a serene plot with ocean views—makes for an abode that celebrates the beauty of natural textures.

Before even treading up the stone pathway to the five bed, five-and-a-half bath house, let that location sink in. Abutting the Bass Rocks Golf Course and a stone’s throw from a yacht club and the Good Harbor Beach, this prime spot is a combination of privacy and proximity. You can wander the rocky edge of the Atlantic and the woody areas and gardens of your 1.4-acre plot, then hop a train at the nearby West Gloucester commuter rail and be in Boston in no time.

Past the charming front porch, inside you’ll find rough-hewn romance overflowing with custom finishes. The massive living room is a hub of the house with a granite fireplace, a gorgeous Moravian Pottery floor, and French doors that invite you to the terrace. The chestnut wall panels in the dining room evoke the feeling of savoring dinner in an ornate jewelry box. In the kitchen, more custom details abound, from the stainless steel countertops to the custom wood cabinets. You can soak up the bright sunlight offered by the wraparound windows and skylights in the sun room, with its flagstone floors and gorgeous stonework. Owing to its private entrance and en-suite bathroom, the lone first-floor bedroom could easily work as an in-law or au pair living space.

The four remaining bedrooms each have their own en-suite bathrooms for the pinnacle of privacy, including the main bedroom on the second floor with its dreamy palette and entrance to a teak balcony. The main bedroom’s adjoining bathroom boasts stained glass windows from Switzerland that hinge open to let in the ocean breezes. Other features include a semi-finished, heated third floor with bay windows that look out to the ocean. You also won’t find drafty rooms thanks to the recent installation of a new heating system that sees each room as its own zone.

Elsewhere on the property, you’ll find a charming stone cottage with a wood-burning stove that the current owner has dubbed the “teahouse.” It’s the perfect spot for a yoga session and then a relaxing evening by the outdoor fire pit. And that widow’s watch that tops the whole house? Stand there and soak up the views of the ocean and the rocky islands from your stone sanctuary.

For information, contact Hope Watt-Bucci, Coldwell Banker Realty, coldwellbankerhomes.com.

Photo by Michael Petrocelli, Planomatic

Photo by Michael Petrocelli, Planomatic

Photo by Michael Petrocelli, Planomatic

Photo by Michael Petrocelli, Planomatic

Photo by Michael Petrocelli, Planomatic

Photo by Michael Petrocelli, Planomatic

Photo by Michael Petrocelli, Planomatic

Photo by Michael Petrocelli, Planomatic

Photo by Michael Petrocelli, Planomatic

Photo by Michael Petrocelli, Planomatic

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