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$4.65 Million Waterfront Home Destroyed By Fire

A five-bedroom house overlooking two bays in Gloucester, Massachusetts that last sold for $4.65 million was destroyed by a fire this past weekend.

The 4,921-square-foot house, which had four and a half bathrooms and 4,921 square feet of living area on a 7.9-acre lot, is owned by a trust that lists Davio’s restaurants owner Steve DeFillippo as the contact person. It was built in 2007.

No one was in the house at 33 Two Penny Lane, not far from Wingaersheek Beach, at the time neighbors discovered the fire, according to The Gloucester Times. A firefighter sustained minor burns, but no one else was injured, the newspaper reported.

Firefighters did not immediately have a cause of the fire but did not see anything suspicious about it, according to The Gloucester Times, which also reported that firefighters had to lay 2,000 feet of hose from the nearest fire hydrant to reach the house.

The Gloucester Times describes Wenham resident DeFillippo as co-owner of the house along with Boston lawyer James Rudolph. The house was undergoing renovations at the time of the fire, the newspaper said.




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