Over-the Creek, through-the-gate, at the end-of road - Unparalleled privacy!
Listed by Lanse Robb
The 219± acre Coastal Estate is located in Ipswich Massachusetts and is a rare opportunity to acquire a classic New England Salt Farm with unparalleled privacy and views. The property has 6,430 feet (1.2 miles) of frontage on Labor In Vain Creek (tidal). The Estate is part of the remaining property retained by the heirs of the Crane Family after 1,350 acres were donated to The Trustees of Reservations in 1945 to create the Crane Reservation.
The offering consists of a first period Colonial main residence with pool, pool house, tennis court, guest house, caretaker’s cottage, and cabin.
The c1720 main residence features 5748 square feet of living area with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and has been extremely well maintained.
With miles of pastures, woodlands, and trails and direct access to Fox Creek, the property is a nature lovers dream and ideal for kayaking, boating, hiking, and bird watching.
The options are limitless; the property is suitable for recreational, equestrian, and agricultural pursuits.
Sale is subject to town approval of division of larger property into two parcels.
All offers on Trust-held property are subject to fiduciary review and approval* (* See Limiting Conditions in the Property Profile Report)
Exterior (More Info)
The property includes extensive navigable (shallow draft) frontage on the Labor-In-Vain Creek along its western and southern boundaries.
Mixed woodlands include a mature red pine plantation and mature red oak stands. The property includes roughly 105± acres of wooded upland and open meadow and approximately 116± acres of coastal salt marsh.
The subject property includes extensive private road frontage on an "Existing Way" extending southerly from the public terminus of Labor-In-Vain Road. There is no other public road frontage.
Topography varies throughout the property but the terrain is mostly rolling to moderately sloping with no severe slope constraints.
Elevations range from mean sea level in marsh areas to roughly 30 feet around the existing residential compound.
Utilities (More Info)
The Offered Property is serviced by overhead utilities from Labor-In-Vain Road, including telephone and electrical service (Ipswich Electric).
Verizon FIOS service is located on the existing utility pole outside the entry gate but has not yet been extended to service the Offered Property.
Potable water is provided by two private, dug wells located in the central portion of the Property and distribution is via a concrete pump house located 20 feet from the wells.
Sewage disposal is via private, in-ground septic systems.