On the Market: A Carriage House in Cohasset with Ocean Views
Because you've always wanted to live with a turret.
21 Howe Road, Cohasset
Size: 4,072 square feet
Houses can transport you to a different place and time, like this Tudor that seems plucked from the rolling hills of the English countryside and dropped by the water in Cohasset. Plus, this pad comes with a transportation-based past: It’s the carriage house to Lindermere-by-the-Sea, the original mansion built by innovator and inventor Albert Pope in 1883. Pope founded the Pope Manufacturing Company, which developed the Columbia-style bicycle—the instantly recognizable steel steed with a giant front wheel and a small back wheel that you’ve seen in old-timey cartoons—before rolling out motorcycles, mopeds, and more.
Pope might be most famous for things that roll, but this property favors rock. As in the Italian rock that the inventor imported from Italy in the 1880s for the rock walls, which took skilled craftsmen years to construct.
For its Tudor exterior, the interior transports residents to the here-and-now. The wide-open kitchen features a tile backsplash and a stainless steel accent wall, with double ovens to practice skills gleaned from The British Bake-Off during quarantine. The stone fireplace in the living room is perfect for evening family hangouts, with a door leading out to the spacious exterior patio. The grander family room boasts a kind of English inn vibe, with wainscoting, a fireplace, and a pub-like bar to order a pint of cider. Bathrooms throughout the home feature soapstone counters and thick tiles called castlestone, extra-thick and nigh indestructible compared to more paltry porcelain.
Another quirk to the property is the turret, which was once used to store hay in the carriage house. The top once featured vents that allowed air to escape so the hay could dry out. Now, the wood-walled spot is a stairway to the second floor, where a separate sitting room, three bedrooms, and the primary suite await. You’ll find an ample walk-in closet and a handsome bathroom decked-out in earth tones in that suite. But the best part? The panoramic views of the ocean and the Boston Light on Little Brewster Island. The windows offer sunsets views, which is just about the best way to roll into your days.
For information, contact Rosemary Dalton, Shore Road Realty, shoreroadrealty.com.
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