Delight in your own private oasis with a swimming pool and fountain tucked in the most charming of settings, yet only steps away from the coastal community of Southport Village and the picturesque Southport Harbor. The Eliphalet Thorp House was built in 1792 and inhabited by such locally renowned families as the Sherwoods, the Alvords and the Jennings. The home’s lineage allows it to keep one foot rooted in the past, yet having been updated for today’s lifestyle keeps the other rooted firmly in the twenty first century.
Upon entering the charming front door one finds a handsome living room with a formal fireplace (one of seven) and wide-planked hardwood chestnut floors original to the home. The living room flows into the keeping room which has a beamed ceiling and is the perfect spot to play some games or catch up on some reading in front of the large fireplace. Your guests will be enchanted while you entertain them in the beautiful formal dining room also with a fireplace. The newly renovated kitchen includes Silestone counters, a farm sink, modern appliances and is open to a large eat-in area with a wide fieldstone fireplace that extends from the floor to the top of the vaulted ceiling. The kitchen is also one step from the cozy den which attaches to a butler’s pantry with a washer and dryer and an abundance of cabinetry any hostess would envy. The screened in porch leads out to the private treasure of an exquisitely landscaped yard with blossom trees and a pool with a fountain.
Upstairs leads to the romantic master bedroom with full bath, fireplace and walk in closet, three additional family bedrooms, a full bath and dressing area with extra storage closets. An additional staircase leads up to the quaint third floor which can be used as a playroom or bedroom.
Walk home from the train and in just minutes have drinks and dinner by the pool. Live the life you’ve always dreamed!