After “Livin’ on the Edge” of Massachusetts’ South Shore for over three decades, Joe Perry is moving on from his Brook Haven Farm estate. The seven-acre spread, tucked away just south of Boston in the historic and charming seaside town of Duxbury, is on the market for $4.5 million. The 71-year-old Aerosmith guitarist and wife Billie reportedly acquired the property back in 1988, and have since updated and expanded it with a stone-clad carriage house, three-stall barn and guitar-shaped pool. An added bonus on the premises is “The Boneyard” studio where Perry and his bandmates wrote and recorded hit songs like “Cryin’ ” and “Fever.”
Nestled securely behind custom double gates, on two completely fenced-in parcels of land, the main home stuns from the start with its cedar-shingled and green-trimmed façade accented by varying rooflines and window shapes, plus a two-car garage bedecked with a barn-style door. Once inside, five bedrooms and four baths are spread across more than 7,000 square feet of living space punctuated by soaring wood-beam ceilings and custom woodwork.
An entry foyer displaying a pair of crossed guitars etched into the green marble floor opens into a casual yet elegant living room sporting walls of wood wainscoting, pine floors and a stone fireplace. From there, a fireside kitchen outfitted with an eat-in center island, quartz countertops, white painted cabinetry and high-end Viking appliances adjoins a brick-floored tearoom.
Elsewhere in the house is master retreat warmed by a fireplace, and hosting a custom dressing room, and spa-like bath boasting dual vanities, a jetted tub and steam shower; and there’s also a media room, billiards room, gym and second-level family room with access to a roof deck. Rounding it all out are the expansive grassy grounds rife with picturesque ponds and waterfalls, and holding the aforementioned heated pool in the shape of a Gibson guitar body, and three-stall barn and tack room with a wood-burning stove and hayloft.
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Perry also has his own solo band called The Joe Perry Project, and is a member of the rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires with Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp. He’s ranked 84th overall in Rolling Stone’s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with Aerosmith in 2001. Coming up in 2022: Look for Aerosmith to play a 50th-anniversary concert Sept. 9 at Boston’s Fenway Park.