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Mark Wahlberg looking to buy in Cohasset?

An aerial view of The Oaks, the house at 49 Margin St. in Cohasset that Mark Wahlberg is said, at least by some, to be interested in buying.

Jonathan P. Radford

An aerial view of The Oaks, the house at 49 Margin St. in Cohasset that Mark Wahlberg is said, at least by some, to be interested in buying.

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Is Mark Wahlberg becoming bicoastal? Word around Cohasset is that the actor/producer formerly known as Marky Mark has his eye on an oceanfront mansion with an asking price of $22.2 million. Wahlberg, who’s in town shooting “Ted 2,” had dinner in Cohasset the other night and, according to some folks in town, took a look at The Oaks, a spectacular 9.41-acre property that was once home to Clarence Barron, former president of Dow Jones & Company. But not so fast, says realtor Jonathan Radford. “I’ve not met the gentleman,” said Radford, who’s handling the property. “If anyone is looking at it in any official way, I would know. When you have a property like this and someone well known comes to town, tongues start wagging.” Wahlberg, who grew up on the mean streets of Dorchester, is hardly house poor. He and wife Rhea Durham recently built a 30,000-square-foot French manor-style mansion in Beverly Hills that includes a home theater, gym, wine cellar, pool, and waterfall. The Cohasset place is downright quaint by comparison, with 10 bedrooms, fireplace, hot tub, pool, and tennis court. The current owner, Peter Roy, purchased the place in 1989 and substantially renovated it. Roy owns several properties in Cohasset, including the 55-room Cohasset Harbor Inn, and the restaurants Brisa and Atlantica, which just happens to be where Wahlberg had dinner. “I know everyone is abuzz,” says Radford. “But, certainly at this stage, there’s nothing further I can tell you.”

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