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$5.8M Sunset Rock Is a Massachusetts Mansion You Can’t Miss

On the market for $5,795,000, a sumptuous oceanfront home in Beverly, MA, features gardens designed by legendary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

Known as Sunset Rock, the home is in the exclusive North Shore neighborhood of Prides Crossing. It’s an area that was favored by the wealthy of the Gilded Age.

This intriguing opportunity offers a buyer the chance to create a sublime compound worthy of a true titan of industry—or perhaps develop a brand-new mansion to sell to a fellow baron.

Oceanfront land

For the purchase price, a buyer will acquire three separate lots that total nearly 8.5 acres.

“All three are being sold together as a package,” says listing agent Alan Duggan, of Compass. “15 Paine Ave. is where the home is located; 17 Paine Ave. is a subdivided, buildable lot of 4.4 acres; 32 Paine Ave. offers separate deeded beach access. Obviously, the gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted make this property super unique. [But] being on a lot with nearly 8.5 acres is really special.”

Aerial view

Main home

Buildable lot

The grand and gated home offers breathtaking views of the nearby Misery Islands and Bakers Island lighthouse.

“The location is certainly one of the most attractive aspects of this home,” says Duggan. “It is one of the highest elevations in town.”

Inside Sunset Rock

Walls of glass allow the new homeowner to indulge in views of Boston, the ocean, and the islands without setting foot outside. With nearly 4,500 square feet of living space, the four-bedroom midcentury modern masterpiece offers plenty of space to entertain.

The chef’s kitchen boasts wall ovens as well as a center island with a cooktop that looks chic and minimalist.

This modern dwelling took the place of a 19th-century mansion. From the listing photos, the only traces of the former mansion that we can spot are the meticulously maintained gardens, a grand entry gate, and a circular motor court out.

Living room



Midcentury but modern

“The seller was told when he bought it that it was a Gilded Age mansion built in 1860, that was later reimagined in 1950,” Duggan says. “Underneath the main level, there are two floors that were once used as servants’ quarters. It is now being used as a gym, but would be a great canvas for someone to put their own spin on it.”

Duggan says it’s an enticing place for buyers in search of a grand weekend getaway.

“Most of the potential buyers looking at this house have been from out of state and are looking at it as a second home,” he says. “We have also had a lot of people from Massachusetts looking to make it as their primary residence.”

Gardens and exterior


Garden fence

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