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Listed: A historic Hingham estate with a tower hits the market for $2,885,000

Buying Luxury Hingham
A close up of the outside of the home.
The David Whiton house, boasting five bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and one half bath, has undergone a number of updates since it was built in 1803. Kerry Riordan / BLU Lemonade Photography

One of Hingham’s most iconic antique homes has hit the market. 

The David Whiton house, boasting five bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and two half baths, has undergone a number of updates since it was built in 1803, including a significant addition in 1930 by Hingham architect Charles Everett. In 1940, the home, located at 346 Main St., served a brief stint as a United Services Organization office and was used to hold dancers for soldiers, listing agent Susanna Hunt said. 

The 5,200-square-foot home, listed for $2,885,000, now fuses its original Georgian Revival style with modern comforts. 

It’s been meticulously maintained, so it really retains the charm of yesterday,” Hunt said. “But it has also been masterfully updated to today’s lifestyle, so you really get the best of both worlds.”

The Georgian Revival style home is white with dark shutters. There is a tower that sticks up in the middle of the home. There are three brick chimneys on the roof.
. —Kerry Riordan / BLU Lemonade Photography

Two columns border an ornate doorway with intricate sidelights and a transom window. Straight off the foyer is the sunroom, where floor-to-ceiling windows capture the view of the lush yard.

There are four patio chairs set up around a glass table, and cushioned patio bed in this room. All walls in this photos are made of floor-to-ceiling windows.
. —Kerry Riordan / BLU Lemonade Photography

The spacious living room lies to the right, with wood-burning fireplaces on opposite walls. This room is the main piece of the original David Whiton house, Hunt said, and the wide wood-plank flooring from the 1930s here has been preserved. 

An L-shaped couch sits on a rug with a black, circular coffee table in the middle. A flatscreen TV is visible in the foreground hanging over the fireplace. Another sitting area and fireplace are visible in the background.
. —Kerry Riordan / BLU Lemonade Photography

Going left off the foyer leads into the dining room, where wood is all the rage: the floors, the ceiling, and [in] the fireplace. A curved nook at one end of the space is dotted with windows, and a small room at the opposite end serves as a wet bar — with a wine rack, wine refrigerator, and plenty of shelf space for storing glasses and liquor. 

The long dining room table is located in the middle of the room, which several dar, wood chairs set up around it. There are two curtained windows on the left wall, and there are three dark, wood beams visible in the ceiling. There is a fireplace built into the right wall. The bar room is visible in the background.
. —Kerry Riordan / BLU Lemonade Photography
A wine cooler is built into the left wall. There are shelves above a wine rack next to it, and an old fashioned looking sink to the right of that. A window on the right wall lets light into the small room.
. —Kerry Riordan / BLU Lemonade Photography

A door off the dining room leads to the kitchen, where the home’s antique aesthetic takes on a more modern look, with stainless steel appliances, a snazzy tile backsplash, and concrete countertops. The kitchen island has a white marble counter, a sink, and room for seating and storage. There’s a cozy breakfast nook in the corner of the kitchen, which connects to the family room. The first floor is also home to a half bathroom, a small office space, a laundry room, and a tiled mudroom.

The kitchen has wood floors. A white island sits in the middle of photo, with green-cushioned stools set up around it. A sink is built into the counter on the left side of the room, and the stove and refrigerator are visible in the background on the right side.
. —Kerry Riordan / BLU Lemonade Photography
Four chairs sit at a table under a pendant light that resembles and upside down woven basket. The back wall has a huge set of gridded windows. there is a piece of furniture holing a few plates on the other wall. The kitchen is visible in the background.
. —Kerry Riordan / BLU Lemonade Photography
There is a couch, a striped cushioned chair, and a white chair set up on a beige rug facing a light blue coffee table. There is a chimney built into the white back wall. Several windows let natural light into the room.
. —Kerry Riordan / BLU Lemonade Photography
The mudroom has a gray, tiled floor. There are three closets in the wall on the left, each with cream-colored doors. And other closet is visible to the right of the door.
. —Kerry Riordan / BLU Lemonade Photography

Upstairs, the primary suite has wall-to-wall carpet and features a walk-in closet and a dressing room with its own gas fireplace. There’s another fireplace in the bedroom itself, but the owners have never used it, Hunt said. The adjoining bath comes with radiant heating in the floor, a separate shower, and a tub. The seller also decorated the bathroom with columns from other parts of the house, Hunt said, helping retain the home’s antique charm. 

A large painting sits on the mantle of a dark stone fireplace on the left wall. A large bed with a white comforter sits facing hits. There are two windows with light-green, patterned curtains in the background.
. —Kerry Riordan / BLU Lemonade Photography
An island with a white base and wood top sits in the middle of the carpeted dressing room. There is an electric fireplace built into wall behind. Shoes are arranged on built-in shelving in the background.
. —Kerry Riordan / BLU Lemonade Photography

The other four bedrooms – also located on this floor – are paired off, each connected by a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. All have closets and wood floors. 

There is a bed against the wall between two curtained windows. A desk space is built into the far right wall, bordered by two closests.
. —Kerry Riordan / BLU Lemonade Photography
Two beds sit side by side against the far wall. A desk with a lamp on top of it separates them. The floors are wood and there is a small rug at the foot of the beds.
. —Kerry Riordan / BLU Lemonade Photography
A twin bed sits against the right wall, with decorative orange pillows at each end. A floating desk is attached to the wall across from the bed. There are two fluffy white stools in the middle of the room and a chair in the back corner.
. —Kerry Riordan / BLU Lemonade Photography
This bedroom has wood floors, and a white area rug. There is a bright pink desk set up against a window. To the right of this is a twin bed. A cushioned seat sits under a window.
. —Kerry Riordan / BLU Lemonade Photography

The home’s prominent tower is lofted above this floor and offers bird’s-eye views of the property. The space could be used as an office or a reading room, Hunt suggested, describing it as “the most sunny, warm, inviting space.” 

A reclining chair and a white love seat are facing inward in this room, while a chair at a desk faces out of one of the windows. There are three bow windows that look out into the backyard visible. A chandelier hangs from the ceiling.
. —Kerry Riordan / BLU Lemonade Photography

The finished basement includes recreation, craft, and music rooms, as well as utility and storage space. 

There is a desk built into the back wall, with two chairs sitting at it. The room has recessed lighting. The music room is visible through a door on the right side.
. —Kerry Riordan / BLU Lemonade Photography

The backyard is sprinkled with trees and flowering bushes and has two stone patios, including one with a fire pit. The home also has space for two cars in the attached garage. 

Two patio chairs are set up around the fire pit on the stone patio. The patio area is surrounded by greenery, and the level backyard is visible behind it.
. —Kerry Riordan / BLU Lemonade Photography

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Correction: Due to a reporting error,  a previous version of this story gave the incorrect number of half baths and an erroneous description of the dressing room fireplace. The story was also updated to clarify that the current owner has not used the fireplace in the primary bedroom. Boston.com regrets the error.