Located in downtown Marblehead, this charming single-family colonial is within steps to everything this quaint seaside town has to offer. So, if you find yourself yearning for an active yet somewhat laid-back sort of lifestyle, your search could very well end here. Presented by the Cressy Team at J Barrett & Co., this home lists for $515,000.

Though town records point to the year 1935, the original structure is said to have been built in 1871 for local blacksmith John Thompson who purchased it for $400. Today, its delightful covered porch which spans the entire width of the house prefaces a 1,465 square foot home that is expectedly enchanting. While it has had its fair share of updates, it is still filled with glorious period details such as beautiful hardwood flooring (some with intricate in-lays), vintage cast iron radiators, and custom built-ins.

High ceilings and newer double-hung replacement windows compliment the entire main level. Here you will find generous yet warm living spaces that include a formal living room, a good-sized dining room, and a more casual family room. The kitchen is well-applianced and features a ceramic tile floor and ample white cabinets. Rounding off this level is a convenient laundry room with washer and dryer and a half bath. The upper level is home to four bedrooms including a master, and a full bath.

Also on the property’s list of notable features find a 10-year old roof, a spacious and level back lawn with a beautiful stone retaining wall, a garden shed for storage, a two-car garage, and off-street tandem parking. Ideally situated on a .13 acre lot, the home is just minutes to eclectic shopping, restaurants, the movie theater, fine schools, and public transportation.

“There is so much to work with here. I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to turn this hidden gem into their dream home,” says Carole Cressy.

For more information on this slice of Marblehead’s past, or to schedule a private tour, call the Cressy Team at 781-248-5476.


4 bedrooms

1 full and 1 half bath

1,465 square feet



The Cressy Team

J Barrett & Co.



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