Big House and Annex Floor PLans
To get to the Big House and Annex, one travels down Parsons Beach Road which winds through a canopy of hundred year old oak trees next to the Riverhurst Horse Farm. The grandeur will remind you of the old southern plantations. A quick turn at the ocean, you will pass through the private gates of the Parsons family compound and on to Crescent Surf Road. Here you will travel another mile along the beach with scattered wild dunes and vibrant saltwater marshes. The road ends at The Big House and Annex which is nestled deep inside a grove of majestic evergreen trees on the Atlantic Ocean and have been the center piece to the entire family estate for many years.
A weathered shingle beauty, the house was built over one hundred years ago yet now has many of the conveniences of modern living. The Big House has been a vacation retreat for the Parsons family and its guests for generations. Captains of industry and presidents alike have visited and enjoyed the pristine landscape and all that it has to offer. In fact , Cole Porter used to visit Humphrey Parsons during summer breaks when they were classmates at Yale with Cole staying in the paneled east wing (now called the Annex).
A beachgoer’s paradise, Parsons Beach offers heaps of light brown sugar sand, warm sun and refreshing ocean breezes, as well as a dramatic stretch of rocks which form nooks of colorful starfish and shells. The dunes and tidal pools offer infinite opportunities for exploration and fun for children and adults alike. Likewise, there is plenty of ocean spin-casting right off the doorsteps of the Big House or fly fishing in the numerous saltwater ponds down the beach which offer the avid fisherman numerous opportunities to catch dinner. Long and warm sunny days will give way to cozy evenings. Gaze at the amazing pallet of stars with your feet propped up as you listen to the surf.
The Big House and Annex also offers tremendous Kayaking or if you are feeling more adventuresome navigate through the waves around the waters of Harts Rock