Steps from the waterfront in Woods Hole, this unique Victorian-inspired residence is steeped in the history of Cape Cod. Augustus Messer, a railroad conductor who brought the first train to town, constructed the building in the 1870s. For years it served as his store and a gathering place; today it offers an array of possibilities. Beyond a breezy covered porch with water views, the versatile 3,282-sq. ft. floor plan is replete with period charm and features a living room with hardwood floors and a sunny bay window, a formal dining room, a spacious kitchen, a widow's peak, nine restful bedrooms, six baths, and basement offering ample storage space. Many rooms and the front porch enjoy views of boats gliding in and out of the harbor, while the widow's peak is a perfect perch for appreciating a full panorama. A door on the second floor gives way to a small balcony with stairs accessing the front porch, while doors on the main level open to an additional covered porch, a deck, & walkway.