Take a Walk Through the Massachusetts Estate of “The Father of Radio Control”

by Sasha CarterMarch 6, 2018

Discover How “The Father of Radio Control” and His Family Lived in This East Coast Estate

Ready to live in a home that celebrates innovation and genius? One lucky buyer has the opportunity of a lifetime to purchase the original estate of John Hays Hammond, a mining engineer and the father to John Hays Hammond Jr. Born April 13, 1888, John Hays Hammond Jr. earned the revered title, The Father of Radio Control, “by developing the radio remote control capabilities now used for modern missile guidance systems.”

Now, his 5-bedroom, 5-bath Gloucester estate is on the market! Whether you’re an admirer of nineteenth-century industrial and scientific research, or you’re simply itching to acquire an estate with pristine views of the Atlantic Ocean, this is a home you won’t want to miss!
Father of Radio Control's Massachusetts Estate

Purchase Your Own Piece of History at This Famous Gloucester Home

Located at 160 Western Avenue, this famous home in Gloucester, Massachusetts offers its residents unrivaled views of the Atlantic seaside. The iconic property that once belonged to John Hays Hammond overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, giving its visitors a taste of irresistible seaside living.

Warning: don’t keep reading if you aren’t ready to shell out big money for this sensational estate — after you’ve seen the pictures, it will be nearly impossible to keep yourself from drooling over this historically rich home!

Unparalleled Design — What Else Would You Expect From The Father of Radio Control’s Father?

As a designer, John Hays Hammond appreciated the beauty that surrounded his creations — and his original family estate is no exception! Built in 1900, the home boasts period details throughout.

As you enter through the home’s original glass French doors into the foyer, you’ll marvel at the double-height ceilings and the cascading staircase and balcony ahead of you. This central space is affectionately referred to as an interior courtyard, and it serves as the centerpiece of all the spacious first-floor rooms. Painted with warm, off-white walls and filled with natural light, this century-old home exudes modern warmth without compromising a bit of its historic charm.

The home may have been designed to suit a bygone era, but make no mistake, this historic east coast home doesn’t lack today’s modern convenience. Dispel any notions of dark, dimly lit rooms; instead, the home is bright, airy, and offers spectacular Atlantic Ocean Views from each room, in every season.
Father of Radio Control's Massachusetts Estate

Likewise, the upstairs rooms of the main home, which includes 3 bedrooms and a master bath, offer ideal spaces for relaxation. Other favorite spaces in the central home include a cozy A-frame den lined with two walls of floor to ceiling windows, a kitchen that’s larger than most one-bedroom apartments, and multiple balconies in the home’s courtyard for you to yell old-timey phrases about ideas and inventions, much like John Hays Hammond Jr. might have done with his father, many years prior.
Father of Radio Control's Massachusetts Estate

Will You Be the Next Owner of This Incredible Massachusetts Home?

Let’s be honest, if you purchase this gorgeous cliff-side estate, friends and family will eagerly await invitations to visit your home. Fortunately, the estate is equipped with an additional guesthouse where you can keep them. Complete with a kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom, 1.5 baths and more oceanfront views, your guests will be in heaven in their vacation digs.

Priced at $3.7 million, this oceanfront dwelling is priced for serious buyers only. But it’s hard not to fall in love with the property’s swoon-worthy grounds, and rocky, wooded landscapes. This rare historic gem offers the best of seaside living, so don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to own this famous home in Gloucester, Massachusetts!

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About The Author
Sasha Carter
Sasha is a writer and interior designer who lives in Virginia with her husband and three kids. She developed an interest in high profile homes through her work writing feature stories on them in a local magazine. She knows who is selling and who is buying, and is our go-to gal for any celebrity-owned or million-dollar real estate listings.