Back in 1822, owners of the then 122-year-old Joseph Norton House decided to move the 2,016sf structure from Farm Neck to Edgartown Village, an approximately six mile journey. Whether it was an eco-conscious move or had more to do with the dearth of hardware stores, the trip was apparently worth the effort because, unlike some more peripatetic neighbors, the circa 1700 four-bedroom, three-bath remains on its corner lot at Cooke and School streets to this day.
While its located changed, there is still period detail galore inside with "wide pine flooring, hand-hewn beams and handmade hinges and hardware dating back over 300 years." The opportunity to "restore and expand one of the most historic homes" in town is asking $1,450,000.
· Listing: 37 Cooke Street, Edgartown [Sandpiper Realty, Inc]
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