Panoramic Ocean Views and THIS Foyer? Sign Me Up!
by Elizabeth Finkelstein
Now THAT’s a foyer I could get used to. Holy smokes.. this Victorian home in Swampscott, Massachusetts is not only an incredible piece of architectural history, it also boasts panoramic ocean views. What a stunner!
322 Humphrey Street, Swampscott, MA
Asking Price $998,000
5 beds, 3.5 baths
In 1883, this beautiful Queen Anne Victorian with Eastlake influence was built across from Swampscott Harbor in Massachusetts, using very high quality materials and workmanship. Through the years, the house has been lovingly and thoughtfully maintained, and today it awaits its next owner who will bask in the unobstructed ocean views and relish living among museum quality features. Any direction you look – inside and out — you’re surrounded by incredible craftsmanship, art, and beauty. A grand, stained glass window with multi-color bullet glass welcomes you as you enter. You’ll find architectural details, such as a three-story turret with curved windows; a wraparound porch with pillars; three elaborately detailed, period fireplaces; a slate roof with finial and ornamental chimneys. Other historical features include an 1879 cast iron wall stove; crystal chandeliers; a butler’s pantry with cherry woodwork and marble counter; inlaid borders on parquet hardwood floors; plaster ceiling medallions; arched doorways and high ceilings; original doors with original brass hardware; hand-painted flower murals, and on. Influences based on English architect and designer Charles Eastlake include tile in the entry vestibule and carvings in the living room/parlor fireplace, and on.
For more information, visit the full listing on CIRCA.
AUTHOR ELIZABETH FINKELSTEIN
Elizabeth is the founder of CIRCA and a practicing writer, architectural historian and preservation consultant living in Nyack, NY. Elizabeth has loved historic houses for as long as she can remember, having grown up in an 1850’s Greek Revival gem that was lovingly restored by her parents. Elizabeth, her husband Ethan and their beagle Banjo remain on a relentless hunt for their perfect “Thanksgiving house.”