Renaissance Italy Comes to River Street, Salem

Salem, MA

Nestled among the dense period homes located at the northern edge of Salem’s famed McIntire Historic District, this delightful urban garden of only 2049 square feet immediately transports the visitor out of eighteenth-century Salem into Renaissance Italy through the use of interlocking garden rooms; multiple east/ west and north/south axes and changes of levels; tall arborvitae bushes; dense hedging; ingenious brick and granite paving throughout; water features with vintage millstone fountains; a 6,700-pound, four-foot-diameter brownstone column base from an early nineteenth-century Greek Revival Salem Theater (which forms the centerpiece of one of the garden rooms); and a profusion of vintage cast iron and terra cotta building fragments providing accents of instant antiquity, punctuated by the owners’ collection of antique Italian terra cotta pots bulging with flowers throughout.

All in all, a magical space for alfresco dining, entertaining, reading, relaxing, or quiet introspection!

This garden’s estimated size is 2,050 sq. ft.

Open Days 2024:  Saturday, July 20
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Renaissance Italy Comes to River Street, Salem
Salem, Essex County, MA, 01970
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