Hamilton Homes for Humans and Horses. Sold!

467 Sagamore Street aka Wilderness Farm Hamilton MA
Residence and Studio at 467 Sagamore 2018
2 Spingler Drive Hamilton aka Rockwood Farm
2 Spingler Drive Hamilton
Sold by Kristal Pooler
Rockwood Farm View
Carriage House

We are delighted that we were able to assist 2 families with their unique horse property acquisitions. Both Hamilton equestrian properties sold in October 2019. Our Team represented the Sellers of Wilderness Farm (467 Sagamore Street closed on October 9th ) and the Buyers of Rockwood Farm ( 2 Spingler Drive closed on October 30th).

467 Sagamore transferred for $1,330,00 on approximately 5 acres. The new owners retained a Right of First Offer for the adjacent 8 +/- acre Ipswich parcel if it is ever offered for sale. Wilderness Farm’s asking price was predicated on its need for some renovation and addressing of several deferred maintenance issues.

During 467 Sagamore’s marketing period, the fate of an adjacent 500+/- acre parcel known as Sagamore Hill was uncertain. A coalition of conservation-minded organizations speared by Essex County Greenbelt was given a finite period to raise the funds needed to purchase it. This uncertainty made 467 Sagamore an untenable risk for many potential Buyers and increased the property’s time on the market. Happily, the property was conserved and the new owners enjoy direct access to the immense reservation and its equestrian, hiking and cross country ski trails!

Rockwood Farm conveyed on October 30th, 2019. It was listed for $2,395,000 on September 12th, 2019. We quickly identified that this property was about to be listed and notified our clients. They purchased it for $2,100,000. Rockwood Farm’s Residence and Carriage House underwent major architectural renovations between 2007 and 2011 and provide a modern, amenity-laden complex for multi-generational living. The very private 9+ acres provide gently sloping paddocks, a barn, and a sand riding ring that will delight the horse owner. Equine pursuits are further enhanced by direct access to the ECTA’s extensive trail system.

It is truly satisfying to see these magnificent properties being used to their full potential by all the happy humans, ecstatic equines, and precious pets involved!

Manchester Acorn

Circa 1980

We were honored to work with a young family from Brooklyn NY this year. They have North Shore roots and their goal was to find a reasonably priced home in Manchester-by-the-Sea in 2019. Their plan was to find and purchase the home and rent it for a few years while remaining in NYC to run the charter school they founded. As educators, one reason they targeted Manchester was the high rating of the Manchester Essex Regional School District. They have a baby daughter. When it is time for her to enroll, they will be in their Manchester Home. The circa 1980 home is set back and above a side street. It is a prefabricated home built by the well-known company, Acorn Homes, in Concord MA. They are working hard this July and August, to spruce up the property and offer it to the rental market come Fall. We know they will have a fabulous outcome!

22 Lake Drive Sold Today!

Successful Sale in Hamilton

Our seller clients took our advice and invested in a full home preparation and staging initiative. Within 10 days we presented multiple offers, all above the asking price. It was listed at $499K and the market pushed it to $520K selling price.

The Heart Always Speaks First

One of the first things that people say when we meet them is “You always represent such special houses”!

We must confess that our hearts lean toward unique homes and the people who love these uncommon homes.  We delight in marketing homes that have ‘intangible’ value.  The value that comes from privacy, layout, patina, sunlight, views, prevailing breezes, gardens, trees, fireplaces, and yes, sometimes quirkiness! We will sing the praises of homes that don’t rely solely on the latest amenities and finishes to tell their stories.  We love selling homes that have a sense of timelessness and place.

Listed and Sold by the Kristal Pooler Team
Essex Ma Antique

No matter how many homes someone has owned or how analytical they are, the heart always speaks first. Buyers purchase homes that feel right.  Buyers want to see themselves swimming in the quarry, relaxing by the fire with a good book, creating masterful culinary delights or perhaps, a grilled cheese sandwich, in the kitchen. They can feel how it will be to have coffee on the deck, watch the birds, or take a relaxed stroll through the neighborhood.

Overlooking Walkers Creek
Pockport Ocean Front Home for Sale
Pigeon Cove Rockport

The funny thing is that often the homeowner had the same feelings when they first saw their house. It is a privilege to watch a seller describe their home, their yard, their neighborhood and their memories of living there. Most unique homes are not perfect, but time and again, we see buyers falling in love with a house not despite the quirkiness but because of it.  Knowing the idiosyncrasies of homes that we sell and the clients we represent allows us to find the perfect buyer and in doing so, obtain the best price. 

When we put a buyer, a seller, and a home together, we know that we are participating in a kind of alchemy.  Our clients sense it too. It’s a win-win!

Lanesville Love


Lanes Cove Home for Sale
Lanesville Home for Sale
Jump Right In

SOLD SUMMER 2019! When we want to experience the most inspirational ocean sunsets and refreshing sea breezes on Cape Ann, we head to Gloucester’s historic village of Lanesville. We love to walk on Lanes Cove’s newly reconstructed breakwater and drink in the magic! We are honored to be marketing the ‘Pancoast House’, a circa 1845 Cottage named after the renowned artist, Morris Hall Pancoast, who once lived and painted there. Sited directly above the cove, it is the kind of place I imagine a budding novelist escaping to on languid summer retreats. Or perhaps a plugged-in urbanite seeking a restorative getaway from the hectic pace of city life. Live your special dream here.

The Pancoast house is being offered for sale: Click Here to learn more.

Grant Circle’s New Look

Grant Circle’s New Look

One recent morning, on one of my daily trips over the Andrew Piatt Bridge. I sensed a new open feeling, a bigger sky, one might say. The sensation was palpable. That is when I noticed that the long-obscured 2+ acre lot at the rear of the White-Ellery House was being completely cleared by Windover Construction. After a quick Google inquiry, I was delighted to find out that this was the beginning of Cape Ann Museum’s creation of the new White-Ellery Campus.
The site includes the White-Ellery House (c. 1710) and Barn (c.1740) and the recently acquired Babson-Alling House (c. 1740). These historic properties will be connected by green space to a new, state-of-the-art collection storage facility and exhibition space. Vibrant and forward-thinking institutions such as Cape Ann Museum give our community an enduring and meaningful legacy of greatness.

The Babson-Alling House Circa 1740
White Ellery House Circa 1710

Our New Website

It is a new day and we are with a new company, Churchill Properties! We are thrilled that you are here! Our new site will develop and blossom with the Spring market. We will be opining about The North Shore and Cape Ann with a strong emphasis on residential real estate and all its fascinating components.