Listing fo the Day
Location: Cohasset, Massachusetts
Price: $17.5 Million
Roughly 21 miles from Boston on a peninsula in the small town of Cohasset, Massachusetts, is a home surrounded by trees, grass and ocean, on an estate called “The Oaks.”
Built in the 1850s on the site of Cohasset’s largest 19th century shipyard, “The Oaks” is a waterfront estate spanning over nine acres with nearly 1,800 feet of ocean side land revolving around a regal Georgian Revival mansion.
Arriving at the residence by way of a round carriage driveway, guests are greeted by a tall flagpole and lush ivy scaling the mansion’s classic façade. The exterior’s bucolic charm is fittingly complemented by the interior’s neoclassical features, such as marble columns, wall murals and a ceiling fresco in the foyer. In fact, nearly every room in the expansive mansion seems to epitomize the luxurious elements of 19th century country estates. Chandeliers hang from the ceilings, mahogany panels line the walls of the library and fireplaces throughout the mansion’s many rooms warm it up.
Property agent Jonathan Radford of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is unambiguous about the property’s wide array of amenities and joys. “With its 108-foot deep-water dock, private sandy beach, tennis court, swimming pool, skating pond and children’s games lawn,” he said, “this property provides the ultimate family waterfront living experience on the New England coastline.”
Resting on 9.41 acres of land, the approximately 24,000-square-foot waterfront residence includes 10 bedrooms and seven full- and four partial- bathrooms. In total, though, the main residence has 45 rooms.
Befitting of such a grand estate, the property overflows with luxurious amenities. Only a partial list, this includes: two three-car garages, a swimming pool, a pool house, a pond house, a media room, a pub room and lounge, a billiard room, a home gym, a playroom, a craft room and a deep water dock large enough for a yacht.
Unsurprisingly, several notable individuals have owned the property in its over 150 years. One such early owner was 19th-century actor Lawrence Patrick Barret, according to Coldwell Banker. A true man of his time, Barret was an actor, civil war captain, and author of several biographical sketches–including one of his acquaintance Edwin Booth, whom he wrote about in “Edwin Booth and his Contemporaries.” Later, the estate was owned by journalist, author and president of Dow Jones & Company, Clarence Walker Barron, according to the brokerage. (Dow Jones is Mansion Global’s parent company.) An important and astute media man, Barron was also a skilled journalist, who in 1920 famously investigated the financial fraud that would ultimately land Charles Ponzi in prison.
Agent: Jonathan Radford, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
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