“Be still my beating heart for it has been captured by 2 Walker Road, Manchester!”
A porte-cochere (something not often seen on the North Shore and defined as a doorway to a building or courtyard, “often very grand” through which vehicles can enter from the street) and columned portico are clues to what lies ahead in this one-of-a-kind brick residence built in 1926.
The yard is fully fenced and boasts a heated pool, landscaped gardens, and specimen plantings. A screened porch overlooks the yard. I look forward to seeing this yard in bloom, though I think that it will likely go under contract before that. There is also an architect-designed tree house that I opted not to tour!
The house offers five bedrooms, three full baths, and two half baths. The updates have all been tastefully done without spoiling any of the specialness that makes this home unique.
The details are swoon-worthy – fine millwork, paneled doors and hardware, crown molding, wainscoting, hardwood floors, radiators (which are so often removed in favor of baseboard heating) a stunning curved staircase leading to the second level, French doors, and two wood-burning fireplaces.
The layout is very livable. The kitchen has a center island, breakfast nook, and butler’s pantry. The baths have been updated, but not too updated. The mudroom and laundry room add functionality. There are suites on both floors that can be used as a master.
Walker Street is about a mile from the town center and close to Route 128.
I would love to show you this hidden jewel if you happen to fall in love with it in the way that I have. Call me (978-764-4506) and I will be glad to send you full details on the property.”
The property is listed by Hannah Barker and Nicole Monahan of Landvest for $1,625,000. Hannah and Nicole hosted a broker luncheon with sandwiches from Green Grocer of Ipswich.