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!

3 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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    • Susan Bergeron. November 14, 2022 / 6:33 pm

      Dear Kim,I am very familiar with your grandmothers house as I first saw it in 1976 and actually painted it some 20 years later.I would love to send you a photo of the painting and tell you the background story of why I painted it and what took me so long to do it. I titled it Mon Reves Recurrent which means my recurring dream to give you a hint about it. I have always wondered was it still there and who owned it.This morning my so sent me the photo above and I was thrilled.Please E-MAIL me and provide your address if you want and I will tell you more and send a photo of the painting.Thank you

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