A granite sign above the doors at this Massachusetts fire station reads “Fire Station No. 2,” but behind the doors is actually a 4,279-square-foot home, a guest suite (or rental apartment) and a five-car garage.
“[The owners] bought it from the town,” explains listing agent Donna Fernandes of William Raveis. She says the home was so beautifully decorated it didn’t need to be staged.
Built in 1905, the brick fire station now houses a one-bedroom, one-bath guest suite on the ground floor adjacent to the garage, and a three-bedroom, two-bath contemporary loft home upstairs. It’s on the market for $1.05 million.
The entire second floor — where the main home is located — is suspended by cables, and a spiral staircase leads to an expansive, third-floor master suite that overlooks the living and dining rooms, which boast 22-foot ceilings and motorized skylights. The master includes a dressing room, vintage soaking tub, custom walk-in shower and a deck with a view of the ocean just three blocks away.
The kitchen features a vaulted ceiling, glass-front maple cabinets and a commercial gas stove that was there when the owners moved in.
“They couldn’t move it, so they built the kitchen around it,” Fernandes says.
Hat tip to Curbed for finding the property.
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This story was originally published on March 13 at 10:37 a.m.