The business partners were in the process of moving their Connecticut-based company , Shell Tech , to Eubank when Knight fell in love with the 1906 house at first sight — buying it the same day . “ It was exactly what I wanted ,” he said . The home was built by Edgar Murrell , who served as president of Farmer ’ s National Bank from 1906 to 1929 . Prior to Knight purchasing the house in October of last year , it was completely restored by former owners Dan and Marcy Cheshire , who added an addition . “ It ’ s a nice combination of old and new ,” Knight said . “ It has tall ceilings , the old pocket doors , honey oak floors , and the original leather wainscoting .”
The the original windows had to be replaced , Knight explained that they were repurposed for interior cabinet doors . To complement the home , Knight brought some incredible antiques including a slant desk , secretary and Chippendale chairs all from the 18th century as well as an early-19th century dining set and Persian carpets .
“ All the art in the house is Cape Anne School ,” Knight added .
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