Built to serve as a rooming house for summer tourists at the turn of the century, 37 Quincy Avenue became a modernized residence in the 1960’s. The current homeowners purchased the home in the 1970’s. After making various changes over the years, they embarked on a major remodel in 2005. That year, Margaret Velsor Sullivan, Senior Architect at George Penniman Architects in Essex, CT, designed the octagonal turret and wrap around porch, as well as the second floor addition. The house took on an entirely new look and these extensions are now valued as the premier spaces in the house on both floors. The long views of the creek are captivating. Sunrise and sunset provide continual entertainment through the seasonal changes.
Although grand, this Victorian home is decidedly unstuffy within. An open concept main floor makes for modern functionality. Exposed wood moldings, use of natural materials like stone and lots of sunlight create a warm, laid back vibe.
Over the years since 2005, the following amenities have been provided for:
- 2005 Addition of the 2-story turret and wrap around covered porch
- 2005 1st Layer Roof and Kiln Dried Cedar Shake Siding
- 2005 Marvin Windows Throughout
- 2005 Gas Burner
- 2005 York Central Air System
- 2007 Kitchen with Silestone Counters, Hickory Cabinets, River Rock Backsplash. Tin Ceiling Tile, 6 Burner Stove and Convection Microwave
- Remodel of the Second Floor To Convert 7 Bedrooms into 4 Bedrooms and 3 Baths
- Solid Raised Panel Doors Throughout
- Exposed Wood Floors Throughout
- Recessed Lighting in Principle Rooms
- Updated Baths
- Conversion of Walk-Up Attic To Finished Loft
Living on The Presidents Streets offers beaches on both sides of Bayville. The home offers Pine Island Beach Association access. Enjoy the creek, bay and sound for boating kayaking, sailing and skiing! Fish from your own front yard. It is a short walk to town for shopping, Post Office and restaurants. The Elementary School is within walking distance and children ride their bikes throughout the village to visit friends.
Bayville remains a relatively hidden, wonderfully quaint seaside village to call home or to simply spend your summers in. With its character, casual elegance and of course its waterfront location, 37 Quincy Avenue is the house to call home.