Featured on HGTV for its beauty and historic detailing, Purrington House is an exquisite residence. This Second Empire Victorian mansion was built in 1874 by George H. Purrington, a prominent business leader and benefactor to the community. Purrington House is considered by many to be the landmark residence of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts.
The home is graced with a mansard roof, its stately cupola offering harbor views. Set on a wide double lawn, perfect for weddings and celebrations and ideal for croquet parties, the house is a well-known Mattapoisett treasure. Two carriage-ways encircle the house, creating three entrances: Main Street, Tobey Lane, and Hammond Street, providing plenty of parking and even on-site boat storage. The Hammond gate leads to a private family yard with illuminated gardens, bluestone patio for outdoor entertaining, quaint garden house. A separate in-law or professional entrance with its own wing has a garden deck overlooking lilacs and Japanese cherry trees.
Enter gracious double doors to find yourself in a Victorian treasure. Imagine entertaining in two living rooms with Bradbury & Bradbury wall coverings, carved soapstone and marble fireplaces. A formal dining room illumined by a Pairpoint crystal chandelier leads to a designer kitchen with every amenity including wine refrigerator. An owner’s study with built-in cabinets and desk invites writing and inspiration: four books have been authored here. A three-season wrap-around porch, brilliant with huge windows and freshened by sea breezes, is so splendid that Florence Freeman Purrington was married here. See wedding photos in the nearby Mattapoisett Museum; the house comes with a permanent membership in the Historical Society and Museum. When you live in Purrington House, you are part of history!
A first-floor suite, located off the kitchen, contains a beautiful room with a chart and map bookcase hand-built by a naval architect. The en-suite bathroom invites relaxation with its Victorian slipper tub. With its own entrance, and its own deck overlooking the garden, the suite could be used for professional, in-law, au-pair or even rental purposes.
Ascend the mahogany central staircase, with carved newel post featured on HGTV, to your residential quarters. The master suite with spacious bedroom leads to a 12-ft high bathroom with french windows, custom linen closet, and couple’s double shower with two seats and large shower heads. Four more bedrooms and two more baths are located on this floor, all with beautiful views and built-ins of character and style.
Discover another stairway leading to an architect’s dream — the attic with exposed timbers, the mansard roof curves visible. Off the grand space, enter a separate bedroom or study overlooking the ocean. Find yet another stairway to the cupola with its circular windows where you can watch your ship come in.
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