Project posted by Debra LaPorte

The Carnegie

House (Single Residence)

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Square Feet
Lot Size
4900 square feet
Full Baths
Partial Baths


From Debra LaPorte

Debra LaPorte

Currently offered for $2,950,000

“The Carnegie” - formerly Rockport Public Library and restored as a private residence is being presented by the Syndi Zaiger Team at Nest Real Estate.

Rockport, MA - Experience the scenic, seaside Town of Rockport and live in this Classic Revival masterpiece known as “The Carnegie” at 18 Jewett Street, Rockport, Massachusetts. Built in 1904 as Rockport’s Public Library, it was one of numerous public libraries that were funded by industrialist, business magnate and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. At a later date when the library moved to a larger space across town, the timeless granite structure was purchased and restored as a private residence.

It was the intent of the new owners to preserve the stature of the building’s exterior, while creating an easy living lifestyle on the interior, with reference to its historic past. A grand entrance encompasses a soaring rotunda with Italian mosaic flooring flanked by classical columns. The 4,000-square-foot home offers luxury living with the benefits of low maintenance. Fine craftsmanship is heralded throughout inclusive of tall ceilings, exposed brick, carved stone mantel, marble flooring, hardwood flooring and quality windows that allow for an abundance of daylight.

Entertaining has never been easier with the gourmet kitchen and French doors in the living/dining room that lead to a spacious veranda offering views of the ocean and the
charming village beyond. There is a master suite with a bath featuring an oversized

sunken tub and beautiful marble floors. The layout includes two+ guest rooms as well as 2+ tastefully updated guest baths. There is an underground garage, a mudroom/studio and many options for flexible living.

Steps away are the beach, restaurants, art galleries, coffee shops, and the renowned Shalin Liu Performance Center. While feeling relaxed and remote, it is an easy commute to Boston via the nearby MBTA train station. Adored by local residents and tourists for over a century, this is an opportunity to live in a truly cherished piece of Rockport’s history.

About Nest Real Estate

Nest Real Estate is a boutique, game-changing team of professionals that elevate the
role of real estate expertise. Under the leadership of Syndi Zaiger, Nest Real Estate offers concierge real estate services inclusive of high-level marketing, lifestyle branding, public relations and technology, always ensuring that each listing is given maximum exposure. Nest Real Estate offers a wider array of services beyond the traditional real estate model including staging, interior design, property management, and more.