Greener BeeGreen LivingPrestigious living atop Newbury’s Upper Green

Meticulously restored and impeccably maintained, this magnificent manse on Newbury’s prominent High Road overlooks the Upper Green, Newbury’s National Historic District. The residence is a 19th-century treasure with grand features such as 10- to 12-foot ceilings, rich wood moldings, and solid wood doors, enhanced by recent state-of-the-art upgrades for a modern lifestyle in a classic home. Presented by John and Cindy Farrell of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, this Newburyport area landmark is listed for $1,695,000.

“The current owners — just the third in 150 years — spent the last 20 years on a thoughtful renovation that upgraded the home to 2016 lifestyle standards,” says Realtor John Farrell. “The home’s beauty is a given, but it offers much more. It’s a ‘SmartHome’ with up-to-date amenities like central air, a five-zone, gas-fired Viessmann boiler, Lutron programmable LED lighting, and a multi-room sound system.”

A gracious foyer leads the way to a surprisingly modern open floor plan perfect for entertaining. A spacious kitchen, complete with abundant wood cabinetry, breakfast bar, a generous dining area and large pantry, transitions seamlessly into a family room with wet bar, fireplace and access to an outdoor living room featuring floral gardens, water fountains and dramatic nightscaping. For more formal gatherings, the living and dining rooms are tastefully appointed with gumwood moldings and mahogany-trimmed windows and doorways. A library enhanced by walls of custom shelving completes the first floor.

The home’s second level offers two remodeled baths and four bedrooms including the two-room master suite. If you wish for even more space, the third floor has the potential for additional rooms, as well as a cupola with magnificent views of Plum Island and beyond.

The home’s three-acre site is set far back from the road and features a two-story barn with five horse stalls and three garage bays as well as a free-standing office/studio with a gas fireplace. The pastoral setting offers privacy as well as convenience. The residence is within minutes to downtown Newburyport, major routes, and the commuter rail to Boston.

“This long-admired residence is set on what I believe is the highest point in all of Newbury,” says Farrell. “It’s a comfortable and welcoming home with a very prestigious address.”

This notable property at 35 High Road will have an open house on Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. For additional information or to schedule a private viewing, call John or Cindy Farrell at 978-468-9576.


9 rooms

4 bedrooms

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2 full and one-half bath

3,670 square feet



John and Cindy Farrell


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage


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