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Movie Magic in Massachusetts: 'Witches of Eastwick' House for Sale

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    Witches of Eastwick house

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This Cohasset, MA, house showcased in the 1987 movie "The Witches of Eastwick" is now on sale for $1.6 million, just in time for Halloween.

The "historic Tea House" from 1900 in the quaint New England town made its cinematic debut as Michelle Pfeiffer's abode in the comedy/horror flick. She, along with her co-stars Cher and Susan Sarandon, played three single women who accidentally conjure up the devil, played by Jack Nicholson.

"I lived in the town during the filming of the movie. The whole town was abuzz," says listing agent Bill Good of Dean & Hamilton Realtors.

A plaque affixed to the property commemorates the building's big screen connection. "It steeps it in the spirit of the movie," Good says.

Although the current sellers didn't live in the house when it was used for the shoot decades ago, Good can guess why the home was destined for fame.

"I think the [filmmakers] chose it because of the aesthetic of the house. The house is nestled into a rolling landscape down to the water. It is unpretentious. And I think it fit the Hollywood aesthetic having it be a cool, unique, intriguing house."

The white Victorian farmhouse does have tons of character, with an original staircase, wraparound covered porch, and water views.

Cohasset is a small town and Good says, "properties stay within families within generations." Although homes in the cities work as year-round residences, they can double as vacation retreats. Good notes. "If you see something that's on the water, those houses don't necessarily change hands."

The owners are moving out of state, so it's time for someone new to fall under the spell of this lovely old home. The four-bedroom, two-bath residence is a spacious 3,400 square feet and comes with a bucolic setting looking out to Bailey's Creek, which opens to Cohasset Harbor and the yacht club.

While the over-century-old charmer probably could use a few updates, it has period details like coffered ceilings, hardwood floors, and French doors. The large kitchen includes granite countertops. Cohasset, while serene, is only some 20 miles from Boston and is an easy ferry commute to the city.

And with this home comes serious big-screen bragging rights. You'll have the plaque to prove it.