Tower Cottage // c.1880

Located in the Foss Beach section of Rye, NH, this Victorian summer cottage stands out among the later new construction of lesser detailed and quality late 20th century homes seen here lately. The home, known as “Tower Cottage” was built at the end of the 19th century and exhibits Victorian Gothic elements with a massive center tower. The steep wood shingle roof is punctuated by two rows of delicate dormers which add detail and views to the ocean. The massive wrap-around porch is also a must for such a prime location fronting the Atlantic Ocean!

2 thoughts on “Tower Cottage // c.1880

  1. Kim Krumhar January 30, 2022 / 12:12 pm

    This is the home my grandmother, Elizabeth Stanhope Marcy, grew up in.
    It was built by Daniel Marcy and sons George and Henry L. Marcy. The Marcy family was prominant in Portsmouth and national politics, trade and shipbuilding, and the extended family used Tower Cottage as their family beach house for many years. My father last visited the cottage as a child in the early 1930s.

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