http://www.DoloresPerson.com - Newburyport, Massachusetts is a small, affluent coastal city, located just 28 miles northeast of Boston. An historic seaport with a vibrant tourism industry, Newburyport includes part of Plum Island.
The Clark Currier Inn located in the heart of Newburyport and built in 1803 is an outstanding example of federal period architecture. Located near Market Square, an historic district with early 19th century architecture affords guests a myriad of activities within a short walk of the inn: Watefront Park, the FIrehouse Center for the Performing Arts, unique stores, numerous art galleries, and widely acclaimed restaurants.
This 13 room working Inn has stunning mantles each room stylistically different from another with the ornate MacIntyre mantles and piano key crown moldings of the best parlor, to the good morning staircase and the restrained third floor casings and flat panel doors designed for the original servants quarters. Lovely details include window seats, decorative moldings, Indian shutters, and wide pumpkin pine flooring. Modern adaptations such as air conditioning have been added with minimal disturbance to the Federal look.
Thomas March Clark, Sr. was the shipbuilder who built this home in 1803. His success, wealth and good taste are evident in many features throughout the house.
Homes built in the Federal style general have three stories, each with five windows (or a door) equispaced along the front facing the street. This symmetry lends itself to the development of a type of home that is very prevalent in Newburyport: The "Square House".
With 10 bedrooms and 11 baths in the main house as well separate kitchen sunroom and breakfast room, the inn has consistently been a sought after destination.
The current owner recreated the carriage house originally on the property with a new owner's residence built in 2007. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath detached unit with state of the art systems in a post and beam structure. The main building may be purchased with or with out the carriage house.
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