From the bygone era of gracious living, this impressive summer “cottage” located in desirable Beach Bluff area features 16 comfortable rooms plus a large mostly finished walk-out basement and is just steps from beautiful Preston Beach. Reminiscent of Swampscott's Summer Estates, the golden era when prominent Bostonians transported their entire households here for the summer, this home was built to accommodate that elegant lifestyle of house guests and entertaining on a grand scale, and is set on a 3/4 acre lot. From the moment you enter from the tiled porch, welcoming foyer with stairway and Corinthian columns, gracious oversized living & dining rooms with high ceilings, fireplaces, bays, large windows & quarter sawn oak floors. Also notable: intricate tile work, sleeping porch off the oversized master bedroom, abundant closets and back stairway. The third floor with 5 rooms & full bath can be used as a separate suite. So much charm, space and elegance to update to your personal taste.