Salem Historic Federal-Style Colonial - The Joseph Story House
26 Winter Street, Salem, MA
After a $2 million complete renovation and modernization of this stately Federal home, The Joseph Story House boasts all the conveniences of modern living while maintaining it’s historic character and features, including among the last of Samuel McIntire’s carved mantles, chair rails and moldings.
The construction from 2006 to 2009 includes a new brick “carriage house” wing that contains a chef's kitchen/pantry, 2-car heated garage and media room. Major infrastructure work included the restored Flemish bond brick façade and chimneys, new thermopane windows, all new plumbing and wiring, a generator and an elevator serving 4 levels. The home is heated and cooled by a geothermal energy system. Zoned as 3-family, the home has 10 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 full and 3 half baths plus a studio and one-bedroom apartment, currently used as guests suites by the homeowners. The lovely yard, with a large fountain and spindle fencing, is professionally landscaped with outdoor lighting and irrigation.
Built in 1811 for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, this home has had many illustrious owners in it’s 200 years, and represents three centuries of history and architecture. Designated a National Historic Landmark and included in the National Park Service's Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, the home earned the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification and is the first National Historic Landmark residence to receive this coveted award.
From intimate gatherings to elegant dinners to large events, the property is the perfect venue with flow and function for entertaining as well a comfortable home for everyday living!