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Ivy-shrouded Federal a nod to Salem’s history

Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe

14 Pickman St., Salem

Year built: Circa 1808

Style: Federal

Square feet: 4,776


Price: $899,000

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Rooms: 12

Bedrooms: 6

Baths: 3 full, one half

This three-story brick Federal home is literally in the history books for Salem, with its design attributed to 19th-century architect Samuel McIntire and interior wood carving attributed to his son, Samuel Field McIntire. The current owners are selling after 60 years, and during their time here respectfully updated the L-shaped, ivy-draped house. McIntire’s detailed carvings remain, lining the three-story tall circular stairwell, the chair rail in the living room, and fireplace mantels.


Other original features abound. Windows have functioning interior window shades and the floors, including the wide planked kitchen floor on the first floor, are refinished.

The first floor has a living room with fireplace, the master bedroom also has a working fireplace, a full bath, and a spacious dining/family room at the rear of the house with large picture window overlooking the yard.

The second floor has two large bedrooms, which share a full bath.

There is also a second full kitchen, and a large library with built-in shelves. The third floor has very low ceilings, though the rest is updated, with recessed lighting and a working fireplace in each bedroom; one bedroom even has a working wet bar. There is a double vanity showered bath.

The property has a large flat yard for the neighborhood and two separate garages, each with double bays. All 10 fireplaces work.


Windows are numerous in each room and natural light is abundant.

Broker Mike Herlihy of C & H Realty Group in Danvers is holding an open house Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.

John R. Ellement

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