5 Chestnut St, Salem, MA 01970, USA


Interactive Floorplan

Property Information

Gracious and manageable 5 Bedroom Federal townhouse on fabled Chestnut St. Built in 1828 for John Deacon Stone, a “Gentleman” and later the childhood home for Ernest Fenollosa, the Japanese Imperial Commissioner of Fine Arts, this home has been remarkably preserved and respectfully improved over the current owners’ 30+ year custodianship. Enter through a large vestibule with ample space to take-off shoes and coats and proceed to entrance hall with lovely staircase, showcasing classic light federal detail including thin mahogany handrail and wave detail along the stringers. Elegantly proportioned Living and Dining Rooms, with original working interior shutters, gas and wood burning fireplaces. Charming and unusually carved arches connect the two rooms. Bright and sunny kitchen with lovely dining area with a gas fireplace, all opening to the deck and garden. A half bath rounds out this floor. Downstairs and also opening to the garden is a family room/playroom with the original kitchen fireplace & beehive oven(!), a utility work room, a large and sunny laundry room and a full bath. On the second floor are two large bedrooms with an en suite bath and an office with lovely views of Chestnut St. On the top floor are 3 more bedrooms and a full bath. Breathtaking grounds, with a brick driveway for two cars, extravagant hardscaping, 2 fountains, hard-plumbed grill, and a very convenient deck right off the kitchen (think morning coffee, warm weather meals al fresco!). A restored antique barn, suitable for a small car, currently used for storage. A well insulated house, with new and restored windows, central air, multi-zone high efficiency hot water heat, on-demand hot water and new wiring and plumbing throughout the house. A grand turnkey house moments from downtown Salem and the train station!




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