In Swampscott, new commission for aged firehouse

$1,399,000Type Firehouse12 months designed 1903 renovated 2010Square toes 4,312Bedrooms 4Baths 3 whole, 1 50 %Sewer/h2o PublicTaxes $11,976 (2021) Robin Sharma, a Canadian motivational speaker, when wrote “change is challenging at initially, messy in the middle and so beautiful at the stop.’’ And whilst Sharma was not targeted on authentic estate, […]

Type Firehouse
12 months designed 1903 renovated 2010
Square toes 4,312
Bedrooms 4
Baths 3 whole, 1 50 %
Sewer/h2o Public
Taxes $11,976 (2021)

Robin Sharma, a Canadian motivational speaker, when wrote “change is challenging at initially, messy in the middle and so beautiful at the stop.’’ And whilst Sharma was not targeted on authentic estate, his views utilize to this previous hearth station converted into a regal solitary-relatives property in Governor Charlie Baker’s hometown of Swampscott.

Created in 1903 to serve the Phillips Beach front neighborhood, the firehouse closed in the 1990s and was the base for an ambulance corporation prior to common contractor Steve Hayes and his wife, Lisa, purchased it in 2010 and transformed it into a household.

.—Jon Almas/Aeropex Media Resourceful

Amid the surviving hallmarks visible from the street is the Rockport granite covering parts of the floor level and the curved stone archway top to the remaining facet of the home. Also extant is the huge driveway of purple brick, imported from England a century back, that flows to preset garage doors that variety aspect of a to start with-ground wall. On the upper degree, the bay window at the center is a rather holdover.

Passing as a result of that stone archway prospects to an impressive entry with a picket barrel ceiling some 12 feet above the hardwood flooring. The foyer opens into a official living space bisected in the center with a 50 % wall. The official living spot is pure magnificence, with a dual cove ceiling pinned with drum shade lights, those windowed garage doors, and hardwood flooring.

A doorway off the residing place leads to a fifty percent bathtub with hardwood flooring, a dresser-turned-vainness topped with a vessel sink, and a stone wall that employed to be element of the lookout tower.

An opening in the dining space sales opportunities to a butler’s pantry with a hammered-copper sink, a wander-in pantry with saloon-like doorways, and then to a white kitchen with black accents and a breakfast nook. The white Shaker cabinetry denotes a kitchen area that is sophisticated still welcoming, with soapstone preferred for the counters and backsplash, a granite-topped island with butcher block, stainless-metal appliances (which include the gasoline stove), 3 sinks, a pot-filler, a coffered ceiling, recessed lights, a chandelier, and an L-shaped window seat that could be utilized as a banquette.

Again out in the residing space, a winding staircase clad in shiplap qualified prospects to the higher stage, which retains all 4 bedrooms, such as the owner suite, two complete baths, an place of work with windows on two partitions, a laundry space, and a loved ones room with a firepole to the dwelling space.

.—Jon Almas/Aeropex Media Resourceful

Three bedrooms line the entrance of the house. The biggest offers two closets and a bay window. The other two have a double-door closet and two to 3 home windows. Steps absent is the major bath, which features a vainness/dressing desk, a shower with glass tile inlays, and a grey tile ground.

The owner’s suite occupies the rear of the house and sits 4 actions down from the family room. There are 5 windows in the bedroom place, built-ins, hardwood flooring, and a walk-in closet with customized cabinetry. The en-suite bath functions a claw-foot tub less than a 50 percent-moon window, a individual shower with seating, a two-sink self-importance topped with granite, and marble flooring in a basket-weave sample.

The lower level, which tacks an more 688 square ft on to the living room full, has storage, a shower-only bathtub, two wander-in closets, and utility and media rooms. The house has a few zones for heating and cooling.

Highlights of the roughly quarter-acre assets contain a 6-zone sprinkler method, new fencing, a patio, qualified landscaping, and off-road parking for eight.

Linda Hayes of William Raveis Serious Estate in Marblehead has the listing.

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Elida Schollmeyer

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