Modern amenities, historic home in Duxbury – Boston Herald

Known as “Riverlea,” the sprawling 18th century Colonial at 47 St. George Street in Duxbury is set on 1.28 acres on the Bluefish River with a few secrets in its walls.

According to the current owners, the home was built for shipping magnate Samuel Frazer — during the home’s first renovation, seaweed and old sailor shoes were found in the walls. Since then, the home has undergone a recent renovation with extensive upgrades, including “smart home” tech and central heat and air, but the home’s original character remains intact. Even better, many of the property’s original beams remain exposed, treasures to be discovered throughout the home.

Duxbury Beach and Snug Harbor are moments away but swimming and boating are right at your doorstep, with the river running alongside the manicured grounds, as well as an in-ground swimming pool. Although its new family will enjoy the property year-round, the home’s decks, patio, and views shine in the summer.

There’s a whopping 4,600 square feet of interior space — plenty of room for extended family or guests to spread out — with six full bedrooms and 5.5 baths. When it’s time to congregate, the open family room and kitchen area stand out with coffered ceilings, a gas fireplace, and an abundance of paned picture windows for an inspiring view. Upstairs, the primary suite enjoys postcard views of the river bank from its bay windows, deck, and palatial bath appointed with a custom double vanity, a deep soaking tub overlooking the water.

A two-car garage and barn with three car bays complete the property.

For more information about the estate, contact Allison Cayzer with Ricardo Rodriguez and Associates at Coldwell Banker Realty Boston-Back Bay, 781-264-0524.

Home Showcase:

Address: 47 St. George St., Duxbury

Bedrooms: 6

List Price: $4,650,000

Square feet: 4,600

Price per square foot: $1,011

Annual taxes: $30,068 in 2020

Location: Heart of the Bluefish River

Built in: 1741


The Appraisal:


Immaculate renovation
Water views


Less privacy



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