A brief history of the home
As told by Susan Johnston
Our neighborhood originates from the early 1600s. Most of the streets are named after early pilgrim settlers, and the homes were all originally one to two bedroom, simple Cape Cod cottages that were part of a beach camp. Our home has had more than three additions, all happening before we arrived.
Why did you choose this home?
Our family chose to relocate to Duxbury after a four-year overseas placement in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with Michael’s company. We longed to maintain the fun beach lifestyle we enjoyed there, so we chose a town on the water with excellent schools and a maritime center so our family could sail, row, and surf. The bonus was that our home is within close walking distance to a sandy, family-style beach with a floating dock, place to moor boats, and stash kayaks. We love winter sports as well, so it was key to live close to mountains so we could cross-country ski and snowboard.
Duxbury has a strong sense of community, and we were drawn to the lively connection the people in our neighborhood share. We needed a home with a dynamic backyard big enough for a jungle gym, gardens, soccer goals, a firepit, croquet course, and a badminton net set up all at once so that friends will come to enjoy life with us. The home also has a lot of natural light, vaulted ceilings, and skylights—especially sunlit is the walk-out basement, which is the perfect kid hangout to divert the rough-housing and game-playing fun.