Saturday, March 13, 2010

Newburyport, Massachusetts real estate - Antique Georgian Home at 17 Federal Street - In a recent cover story on this home, Early Homes Magazine had this to say, “A consistent architectural and decorative vocabulary voices harmony in [this] handsomely restored 1777 house in Newburyport, Massachusetts.” Built by a wealthy merchant and Revolutionary War leader, the house is truly a unique Georgian architectural gem, a wonderful and welcoming landmark home. It is possibly the ONLY pure Georgian brick house in a coastal city of primarily Federal period structures.

With the charm and authenticity of a true New England classic, this sumptuous home also has all the livable-ness and 21st century efficiency of today’s new construction. Upon entering the massive front door and stepping into the exquisitely proportioned foyer and grand entrance hall, one of the most important architectural features is revealed, its glorious front-to-back, double staircase, divided on the stair landing by the imposing pillars and arch. This “Good Morning” staircase was unique to Newburyport and Salem, with this being a very early, if not the earliest, remaining example! .....

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