Sold: 21 Middle Street, Gloucester, MA

    Around 1863, Gloucester Sea Captain and Surinam trader, George Rogers ‘wrecked two Boston houses, one of 1820 in Charles Street, from which he used the first floor; the other from West Cedar Street from which he used the second, A Bullfinch house of the 1790′s. He sailed them to Gloucester, put Cedar on top of Charles and built a brick shell around them.’ In time it became the beloved home of noted scholar, art critic and historian, Alfred Mansfield Brooks. This impressive 4 bedroom, 3 story townhouse is an inviting and comfortable in-town abode offering fascinating period details such as Italian marble fireplace surrounds, magnificent silver hinged doors, 9 foot ceilings and sumptuous moldings. A year round sun room opens to a walled Beacon Hill style garden and private wrought iron fenced yard. Recent updates include a top end kitchen and baths. It’s an easy stroll to train, restaurants , shops and the oceanfront boulevard. This rare offering is an opportunity to start your own chapter in the storied history of Gloucester! www.21MiddleStreet.com