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http://www.SandpiperRealty.com - Welcome to The Joseph Norton House!

Anchored on the corner of Historic Cooke and School Streets is one of the oldest homes in Edgartown Village.According to the Dukes County Intelligencer, the home dates back to approximately 1700, originally as a farmhouse at Farm Neck and later moved to its current location in 1822, by the help of stalwart men, strong oxen and good Jamaica rum.

Much of the original details are intact. The fact that the house is of great age is proved by the peculiar method of construction of the timbers, the discovery that the beams are hand hewn, the lengths also split by hand, the mails, hinges, latches of ancient shape and style, made likewise by hand in a machine-less era.

The front entry is met with twin staircases to the left and right leading upstairs. Beyond is a e sitting room with double glass doorsthat lead to the dining area and living room. To the back of the house is the eat-in kitchen with staircase to the 2nd floor, the laundry room and full bath. The first level also offers a master with en suite.

At the top of the rear staircase is a central hall landing that flows to 3 guest rooms and full bath

In the center of the house is an ancient chimney that serves 4 fireplaces - there is a broad throated fireplace in the former kitchen, now used as the dining room, that at one time served as a brick oven where elders baked breads, meats and pastries. The remaining three fireplaces are in the front sitting room, the first floor master, and the last in a second floor guest room.

Outside youll find a delightful side yard and plenty of room for patio space, gardening or lawn games. There is also room should one decide to expand the home.

A circa 1844 barn is cited at the corner of the property that serves as extra storage that could perhaps evolve into more useful space.

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