Sold – Manchester Harbor

The Moorings at 3 Norton’s Point

One of the highest public residential sales on the North Shore this decade!

3 Norton's Point Manchester

The Kristal Pooler Team is thrilled to have helped our clients purchase this landmark property! 3 Norton’s Point is situated on approximately 3 acres and enjoys 450 feet of shoreline at the mouth of Manchester Harbor.

Harbor Home  Manchester MA

The circa 1883 shingle-style residence was designed by renowned architect Arthur Little. In 2002, it was extensively reconstructed by the noted builder, Tom Silva and his crew from the TV show ‘This Old House’ The renovation went on for 10 months and 26 episodes!

View of Tucks Point

The open Atlantic beckons! The breathtaking view (mid-December) of Tuck’s Point’s iconic gazebo and the islands.

Boat House

The Spacious Boat House has a great fireplace!


A grass-covered causeway leads to the boathouse and deep water dock

August View
Aerial Display

3 Norton’s Point was offered at $9,750,00. Our clients offer of $8,650,00. was accepted in August of 2019 and closed on December 16th, 2019. This is one of the highest public residential sales in Manchester’s history. The new owners are delighted to re-plant their North Shore roots with the acquisition of this magnificent maritime Pied a Terre!

Gloucester Waterfront Cottage SOLD

Listed for $450K / Sold for $553K!

3 Kirk Road Sold
Mill River Direct Waterfront

This home was listed for $450K on July 29th, 2019. It was an estate sale with a mandate to get the highest price possible. It sold for $553K . For the first two weeks of August, we showed the property to over 40 qualified buyers (there were no open houses per request of the estate) and entertained multiple offers. The market spoke as offers shot up and contingencies melted away.

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
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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
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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.