United States of America, Massachusetts, Essex County, Essex
Tan Hill Farm (Essex, Massachusetts)
The house dates to 1690 and was expanded in 1941. Former owners, the Shepley's, moved the barn and attached it to the salt box house. They also planted the yews, lilacs and possibly the older rhododendrons. A perennial garden is "lost." A cement pond , known as the "doze bowl," dates to the Shepley's former ownership. A swimming pool was installed in the late 1970s. Landscape designer, Ingrid Wagner, designed and planted the area between the pool and the house with hollies, azalea, mountain laurels and crab apples. George Sherwood created the "Dancer" sculpture in one of the perennial beds.
People and/or firm(s) associated with this property include: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sheply (former owners and architect of expansion, ca. 1940-1963); Sam and Martha Hoar (former owners, 1963-1987); Ingrid Wagner (landscape designer); and George Sherwood (sculptor).
The folder includes a worksheet, site plan and real estate flyer.