A historic home with a steamy secret
Charles H. Cleaves, a Harvard-educated lawyer, had a lifelong really like affair with his hometown, where by he channeled his enthusiasm for photography into creating postcards of the Cape Ann town via his Rockport Photo Bureau and put in his no cost time absent from his Boston office environment.
He had this Greek Revival developed atop Pasture Hill, a perch that supplies wonderful sights of Sandy Bay. Today, it is far more modernized than the home the place Cleaves lived, but it continue to appears to be like extremely considerably like a assets that dates to the Reconstruction era, many thanks to historic renovations. The exterior is now goldenrod with cranberry trim.
The to start with place off the primary entrance is a vestibule flanked by home windows framed by crimson glass rectangles. Double doors open up into a foyer that features a black-and-white painted staircase and a extended hallway from which all of the home’s major rooms operate off like tree branches.
On the left behind pocket doorways is a official dwelling home with a distinct addition: a solid-iron Kineo stove that is a warmth resource (alongside with propane, hydro air, and a heat pump). What seems to be like a sheet of embossed tin serves as a warmth defend driving the black stove. The home by itself is 208 square feet and has two windows, such as a bow.
The flooring through most of the first flooring is refinished fir and coronary heart pine boards that are original to the dwelling.
A extensive doorway separates the residing area from the formal dining area. In the latter, a working brick fire shares a chimney with the wooden stove. The dining room, which is 221 square feet, also attributes a coffered ceiling and a mild fixture that looks like burning candles.
The dining place connects to a spouse and children room with recessed lights that finishes in a pair of glass doorways that open up to a deck. To the appropriate, the library features a decorative fireplace and 3 windows. Finished with get the job done for the working day? Head back into the family members home, where by a dry bar with seating for 4 awaits.
The flooring in the dry bar region — hardwood painted with white and blue diamonds — operates into the kitchen area, which is evidently not the same as one particular the Cleaves utilised. (It is also far more comfy: Hello there, central air.) The kitchen (306 square feet) has stainless metal appliances, recessed and pendant lights, grey Corian counters, white Shaker-design and style cabinets, and an island with seating for four and a Silestone major.
The flooring shifts to tile in the mudroom, in which there are doorways to the yard and to a fifty percent bath that has a white porcelain console sink, wainscoting, and porcelain tile flooring.
On the next floor, there are 3 bedrooms, a bed room converted into a fitness center, a comprehensive bathtub, and a laundry closet.
The bedrooms variety from 130 to 208 sq. ft. The most significant has carpet, a pair of closets with bifold doors, a 4-window bump-out, and a solitary window. The other two bedrooms have several home windows but distinct flooring and closet place: The more compact gives carpet and a one closet with a folding door, even though the other arrives with hardwood and two doorway-fewer closets.
The entire tub these bedrooms share has dual vanities with white quartz countertops, as well as porcelain tile flooring and a tub.
The proprietor suite occupies the third ground. At 352 square toes, it is the biggest place in the residence. It capabilities carpet underneath and extraordinary ceilings overhead, compliments of the roof lines. An alcove wherever a bed suits flawlessly is flanked by a pair of home windows. A Palladian window offers fantastic sights of the Atlantic. The bedroom spot features a person closet, but there is a second —a wander-in — off the en-suite bathtub. The bathroom has two white porcelain console sinks, a claw-foot tub, and a different shower with a porcelain subway tile encompass.
The basement is unfinished.
Outside the house, the home delivers a stone patio less than a pergola, fruit trees, and a stone pathway. Shock: There is a building with a wood-burning sauna.
Renovations carried out 10 several years ago involved the electrical, plumbing, interval-appropriate home windows, a new roof, and plaster perform, as very well as bath and kitchen area updates.
Lucy Loring and Laura DeLuca of Lucy and Laura Authentic Estate at Compass in Marblehead have the listing.
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