53 Fearing Road, Hingham
Situated within Hingham’s coveted Derby Academy neighborhood, this late 19th-century Colonial Revival home has been meticulously maintained and updated by generations of caring owners. Known as the Walter R. Whiting House, the home is sited on a pretty, level lot that is just north of Hingham Square and within walking distance to Hingham Bathing Beach, one-of-a-kind shops, excellent schools and public transportation.
The home is designed for comfortable and gracious living and is filled with a sense of openness and light. The front foyer features a beautiful staircase and high ceilings stretch throughout the house.
Wood and glass cabinets in the butler’s pantry provide an invaluable storage area between the formal dining room and the French-style kitchen. This space could also be transformed into a more modern kitchen and family-friendly eating area, if desired.
The home’s gracious covered front entrance has an oversized door and sidelight windows. A side entrance provides access to the kitchen and what was once the servant’s quarters, located upstairs. These rooms currently function as an office space and an arts and craft room for painting and sewing.
A spacious screened summer porch looks out over the garden, the Governor Davis Long Sanctuary and toward the harbor. This space is perfect for relaxing or for casual entertaining from May through October.
Living Area: 3,879 square feet
Bathrooms: 4 full /1 half
Lot size: .38 acres
Listing Agent: Gail Peterson Bell,
Sotheby’s International Realty 781-844-3277,