26 Partridgeberry Place, Ipswich, MA 01938 US

26 Partridgeberry Place, Ipswich, Massachusetts

Superior 4BR Colonial Near Hood Pond in Desirable Subdivisi

Property Details



Listing Information

  • MLS: 72111968
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Baths: 2
  • Partial Baths: 1
  • SQ FT: 3144
  • Lot Size: 0.180
  • Style: Colonial
  • Garage: 2 Car
  • Heat Source: Gas
  • Schools: Ipswich
  • Taxes: $10,000

Property Description

Beautiful, spacious, easy to maintain and a prime location! You will feel welcomed home from the moment you enter the sunny foyer. Stainless steel appliances including new refrigerator and new microwave adorn the chef’s kitchen with granite island and office nook, cherry cabinets and extra cupboards. Follow the open concept layout to the family room with fireplace or dining area with atrium doors to blue stone patio. The master suite has a soaking tub, double vanity and sizable walk-in closet. You will have more time to relax, because the HOA tends the landscaping. Partridgeberry Place is an award winning, environmentally sensitive cluster subdivision of 20 homes on 38 acres. The property is favorably positioned across from the common green space, so avails nature views in the front and rear. Conveniently close to I-95, the commuter rail, Hood Pond, Willowdale State Forest, Crane Beach and the charming village centers of Topsfield and Ipswich. Low tax rate, Zagat-rated restaurants. School bus pickup is at this property. Look no further! NOTE: This unit was the last to be constructed in Partridgeberry Place. (HOA fee $255/mo.)  Home Warranty fo rone year provided!

Why We Love 26 Partridgeberry Place

By the Sellers

Living at Partridgeberry Place has been the perfect balance of low-maintenance country living, with easy access to route 95, route 1 and 495. All of the neighbors are respectful, kind and supportive of each other. With easy backyard access to Willowdale State Forest trails, public access to Hood Pond and resident access to renowned Crane Beach, it is enjoyable and easy to stay active and make the most of the beauty Ipswich has to offer. Take advantage of the vibrant and diverse Ipswich community with its local shops, restaurants, cafes and the beautiful Ipswich River Walk. The Ipswich public school community is inclusive and ever-evolving to support the needs of its families and children, while also providing many local private school options as well. Partridgeberry Place is an idyllic neighborhood where parents feel safe allowing children to play outside and explore, where families take after dinner strolls and friendly smiles from neighbors are never hard to find.



Massachusetts Smart Growth/ Smart Energy Case Study

Open Space Residential Design (OSRD)
Case Study

Ipswich locus mapPartridgeberry Place, Ipswich, MA

Partridgeberry Place is a 20-lot subdivision of single-family homes on 40 acres in the Ipswich River watershed. The Ipswich is well documented as an endangered river with severe and chronic reductions in base flow and continuing pressure from new residential and commercial development. Partridgeberry Place groups or clusters twenty homes around a traditional New England wooded commons, bordering conservation land.

Designed by Randall Arendt, engineered by Meridian Associates of Beverly, and developed and built by The Martins Companie of Danvers, it is one of the first Open Space Residential Design projects to be built in Ipswich. The project preserves 74 percent (28 acres) as open space and uses Low Impact Development (LID) to demonstrate an innovative approach to stormwater management. The Martins Companies received a Demonstration Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to show the feasibility and benefit of combining a wide range of LID principles and techniques into a single development and to serve as a model for other developers and municipal officials. The main LID features were constructed by December 2006.


OSRD Site Design Process:

Partridgeberry Place features a wide range of OSRD principles and techniques incorporated into a compact OSRD site design with single-family homes clustered on .2-acres lots with small yards. Care was taken to minimize land disturbance and maintain valuable natural features, hydrology, and mature trees. Together the main subdivision roadway at 18 feet wide and shorter driveways reduce impervious roadway surfaces, which are associated with polluted stormwater runoff.

This environmentally sensitive design preserves the rural character of the surrounding area and incorporates the patterns and beauty of the existing woodlands and landscape, to recreate the feeling of an old fashioned New England neighborhood. Landscaping, lawns, and common areas will be managed by a neighborhood association. Located on a public road, Partridgeberry Place is entitled to all town services including snow plowing, waste removal, and recycling.

Partridgeberry plan
Original Randall Arendt design for Partridgeberry Place
Partridgeberry plan

Drawing provided by The Martins Companies

OSRD Subdivision plan for Partridgeberry Place.









LID Principles and Techniques:

Houses on street

Photo provided by Martins Companies

Closely spaced homes with shorter driveways.

Partridgeberry Place incorporates LID best management practices, including grass pavers for overflow parking areas; an open grass swale that drains to a central bioretention area; rain gardens on individual house lots; reduced lawn areas and use of native, drought-resistant vegetation for landscaping; and infiltration of roof runoff through drywells. A shared septic system facilitates smaller lot sizes while still allowing on-site recharge of groundwater.

Collectively, these LID techniques will store, allow evaporation, naturally filter, and detain runoff so rainfall can infiltrate on site, lessen heat island effects, and reduce energy use and drainage infrastructure costs and maintenance. The development was designed and engineered by Meridian Associates.


Rain Gardens are Natural Filters:

Rain garden front yard

Photo provided by Martins Companies.

Rain gardens are working landscaping features that filter rainfall.

Each home in Partridgeberry Place has a rain garden as part of its landscaping. Often slightly sunken, they are planted with flood and drought resistant species, often ones native to New England, and soil is mixed with lots of sand so that water drains through it quickly. These rain gardens demonstrate that a garden can be a sophisticated pollution-prevention device, aesthetically pleasing, and a means of replenishing local groundwater resources.

A large scale half-moon shaped rain garden adjacent to a detention pond on the site was designed by engineers to hold a specific amount of stormwater and allow on-site recharge of groundwater and reduce runoff pollution.

As part of the Demonstration Grant from DCR, the U.S. Geological Society (USGS) will monitor total runoff from the developed portion of Partridgeberry Place, relative to rainfall, and compare this to runoff percentages from a portion of a more conventionally developed subdivision on adjacent Hood Farm Road. Post construction monitoring will be conducted for approximately one year. The long range goal is for improvements to base flows in the Ipswich River.

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Photo of Ingrid Miles, CBR, SRES, Lead REALTOR, Stephen Mil Real Estate
Ingrid Miles, CBR, SRES, Lead REALTOR, Stephen Mil
Keller Williams Realty
11 South Main St & 1 Merrimac St
Topsfield & Newburyport MA 01983 & 01950
Direct: 978-471-9750
Fax: 978-861-4218

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