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    Onetime rescue station now a beachside home

    This home in Scituate was once a Life-Saving Service Station.
    Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff
    This home in Scituate was once a Life-Saving Service Station.

    39 Surfside Road, Scituate

    Price: $1.92 million

    Style: Antique

    Built: 1886


    Bedrooms: 5

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    Square feet: 3,033

    Sewer: Private

    Surfmen and rescue boats from the US Life-Saving Service called this shingle-sided house in Scituate’s Minot neighborhood home during the 19th century. Today, the sun-splashed living room has planked flooring and 10-foot ceilings with no support beams, holdovers from the days when boats were kept here. A fireplace has been added to the living room, which has ocean views that stretch from Minot Light to Scituate Light.


    A mahogany and cedar deck, some grass, and a breakwall lie between the house and the private beach. There is an exterior shower. Adjacent to the living room is the former keeper’s private quarters, now a sitting room with a fireplace. The small kitchen, with high-end appliances and an eating area, connects to the former mess hall which is now a dining room with nautical wainscoting and a chandelier.

    The second-floor master has double closets and a private bath. The four children’s bedrooms vary in size. The family bath has a tub with shower. Half the basement is a kids’ playroom. Joanne Conway of William Raveis Real Estate in Hingham is the listing broker.

    John R. Ellement

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