138 South St. in Rockport
Square feet: 3,620
Known as Pineledge, this stately stucco home was built in 1907 and seems like it is frozen in time. It has been in the same family for more than 100 years, and the owners purchased the abutting land to protect their natural surroundings. The ivy-covered home has a wraparound covered porch with elegant stone pillars and arches. It is surrounded by lush gardens arranged like separate rooms with benches and a small pond.
The property is marked by stone pillars and a gravel circular driveway. The closest public beach, Cape Hedge, is less than a mile away. The house was designed by Winchester architect Robert Coit, known for mixing styles. It has details of a Craftsman home but also is reminiscent of old Adirondack mountain inns, said listing agent Anna Kasabian of J. Barrett & Co. in Manchester. Indeed, the living room boasts dark wood paneling, exposed beams, original murals, and a stone fireplace that would fit in a ski lodge. The kitchen needs updating, with older appliances and cabinetry. The dining room features intricate window designs and a brick fireplace.
A wide staircase leads to the second floor where a master suite features a bedroom, a sitting room, and its own private deck. Also on the second floor are three bathrooms and five additional bedrooms.
Outside, a separate garage, once a chauffeur's quarters, provides three parking spaces and an added living space . The property includes land on both sides of South Street which Kasabian said could be subdivided .
Jenifer B. McKim