Offered publicly for the first time, 57 Eastern Avenue was the workshop and showroom of Walker Creek furniture for nearly 30 years and now a family home as well as home of Rivers and Roads. Beautifully sited on just over an acre, set well back from the road in the heart of historic downtown Essex. The property consists of multiple buildings offering flexibility and endless potential for at home business or living arrangements. The main house, once a barn, features a four-plus bed, two-and one-half baths with attached store potential. The showroom in the original barn (now house) features original posts, wide worn floors, a gracious center staircase, high ceilings and unique windows The family living spaces are overflowing with architectural details such as cedar trees for posts and reclaimed wood floors, doors and unique windows. The kitchen even won the Best of Boston design contest and was featured in their magazine. Up winding staircases you will find bedrooms and playrooms or rooms of any kind. Beautiful European-feeling outdoor spaces surround the home, including multiple outdoor dining areas, a pergola with climbing vines, a firepit, and mature trees. Across the shell courtyard is a two-story Civil War barn that was saved and added to the property. The front cottage, also added to the property, has been used as an artist studio/showroom as well as workshop space. The property offers plentiful parking. This one-of-a-kind property was the creation of extremely talented artists and has been re-imagined, refreshed and renovated by its current owners.
  • Great Room/Store (original Walker Creek showroom and Rivers and Roads retail store) with separate entrance, great for retail store or other business/home use
  • Two-Story Civil-War Era Barn
  • Approx. 1,461 ± square feet (as measured)
  • Heated two-story barn, heated with empire gas heater and wood-burning stove, with electricity, original wide-plank floors, beamed ceiling, separate workshop
  • Finished upstairs barn, currently used as workshop space, wide plank hardwood floors, skylights, with separate entrance from the upper garden terrace
  • Two-Story Cottage
  • Approx. 986 ± square feet (as measured)
  • Covered porch with two French door, sky light, two-story windows, painted wood floors, track lighting currently used as an art gallery.
  • Separate gas heater
  • Mixed-use property with business potential/Current use is Home Occupation

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Hannah Barker

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