The Foster-Grant house on Summer Street in Ipswich

2018 Mary Conley Award

At the Select Board Meeting on Monday evening, the Ipswich Historical Commission presented the 2018 Mary Conley Award to Peter Bubriski and Richard Spalding, owners of the 1717 Foster-Grant house at 39 Summer Street.

Rick Spalding and Peter Bubriski
Rick Spalding and Peter Bubriski, photo courtesy The Local News (cropped)

After purchasing the house a few years ago, Rick and Peter began the process of restoring its architectural features while adapting it to suit a modern lifestyle. Last year, Robert Weatherall extended the rear of the house, providing a downstairs bathroom, modern kitchen, and a new “Beverly Jog” that provides improved access to the upstairs rooms.

Photos below show the renovations that were recently completed, and a photo from the 1980’s of the same house.


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