Ghislaine Maxwell's Massachusetts home - where she lived before her arrest with her tech CEO lover

Ghislaine Maxwell’s Massachusetts home – where she lived before her arrest with her tech CEO lover

A well-hidden waterfront mansion in Massachusetts where Ghislaine Maxwell, the convicted sex trafficker and longtime confidante of Jeffrey Epstein, lived before her arrest is set to be put up for sale for $7.295 million. 

The all-white clapboard home, known as the Phippen-Smith house, is off the Atlantic coast by Manchester-by-the Sea – 30 miles north of Boston. Tidewood LLC, a limited liability company that is linked to Maxwell’s estranged husband Scott Borgerson, 45, owns the home, according to property and court records.

The couple, who secretly wed in 2016, spent time living together at the home for a short period of time prior to Maxwell’s arrest in July 2020 at one of her many other luxurious properties in New Hampshire.  

The 5584 square foot single family home has seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It was last sold for $2,450,000 on Jun 30, 2016, according to Redfin.

Ghislaine Maxwell briefly lived at the Phippen-Smith home, rumored to be going on sale at $7.295 million, in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, with husband Scott Borgerson before her arrest in July 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell briefly lived at the Phippen-Smith home, rumored to be going on sale at $7.295 million, in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, with husband Scott Borgerson before her arrest in July 2020

Maxwell, 60, is not believed to have any ownership stakes in the home, as it belongs to Borgerson's Tidewood LLC company

Maxwell, 60, is not believed to have any ownership stakes in the home, as it belongs to Borgerson’s Tidewood LLC company

The 5584 square foot single family home has 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. It was last sold for $2,450,000 on Jun 30, 2016, according to Redfin

The 5584 square foot single family home has 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. It was last sold for $2,450,000 on Jun 30, 2016, according to Redfin

One of the home's living rooms giving view to the sea and taking in much daylight through its rectangular-shaped windows

One of the home’s living rooms giving view to the sea and taking in much daylight through its rectangular-shaped windows

The three-story tall home gives view to its 1.5 acre lot and to the Atlantic Ocean. Pictured: one of the house's dining room

The three-story tall home gives view to its 1.5 acre lot and to the Atlantic Ocean. Pictured: one of the house’s dining room 

The Phippen-Smith home has an old history of its own as it is believed to have been built around 1660 in Salem, Massachusetts. It was moved by barge in 1917 before being rebuilt from scratch on its current site in the 1930s. Pictured: the home's larger kitchen

The Phippen-Smith home has an old history of its own as it is believed to have been built around 1660 in Salem, Massachusetts. It was moved by barge in 1917 before being rebuilt from scratch on its current site in the 1930s. Pictured: the home’s larger kitchen 

Borgerson said he had asked a friend's help at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem to learn about the home's origin. While renovations were done on the house since its rebuild, key pieces of the original house still exist, he said. Pictured: the home's living room with antique furniture and pieces of art

Borgerson said he had asked a friend’s help at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem to learn about the home’s origin. While renovations were done on the house since its rebuild, key pieces of the original house still exist, he said. Pictured: the home’s living room with antique furniture and pieces of art

The luxurious home is now part of an enclave called the Sharksmouth Estate, which has many properties owned by a trust that is held by descendants of former owners of the land. Pictured: one of the home's dining rooms with a fireplace

The luxurious home is now part of an enclave called the Sharksmouth Estate, which has many properties owned by a trust that is held by descendants of former owners of the land. Pictured: one of the home’s dining rooms with a fireplace

Borgerson said he was informed on the Phippen-Smith house after renting another house at Sharksmouth. He made a $2.45 million deal with the former owner of the Phippen house in 2016, records show. Pictured: the home's stairs leading to two other stories

Borgerson said he was informed on the Phippen-Smith house after renting another house at Sharksmouth. He made a $2.45 million deal with the former owner of the Phippen house in 2016, records show. Pictured: the home’s stairs leading to two other stories

In February 2019, neighbors learned the quiet, well-dressed socialite in their midst had been accused of procuring young girls for pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. 

‘They were absolutely appalled to learn who they were allowing to have the run of their property,’ one resident exclusively told at the time.

Neighbors tried to harass and ‘ostracize’ Maxwell into leaving, and make her and Borgerson ‘feel they weren’t welcome on Sharksmouth or in Manchester’.

It led to a court case where Borgerson successfully fought the neighbors’ decision to stop them from using paths and a beach near the home that were part of a 40-acre estate with other homes.

A judge only made his ruling a year after the altercations, three months after Maxwell had left Sharksmouth for good, moving to her hideaway in Bradford, NH, where she was later arrested.

In December of last year, Maxwell was found guilty of sex trafficking minors, giving way to federal prosecutors to bring her to justice for her involvement in helping Epstein with luring underage girls before he would sexually assault them. 

Her team of four lawyers requested a federal judge to grant her a new trial, saying questions asked to a juror about sexual abuse violated Maxwell’s right to a faire trial, according to the Wall Street Journal.  

Maxwell’s attorneys have yet to respond to ‘s requests for comment.

The property has seven bedrooms with multiple bed in some. All rooms are spread across the house's three floors

The property has seven bedrooms with multiple bed in some. All rooms are spread across the house’s three floors

One of bedrooms inside the $7.295million home, where old-fashioned beds and couches are a common theme

One of bedrooms inside the $7.295million home, where old-fashioned beds and couches are a common theme

The summer home of Borgerson lies just above the water, where people can swim and fish

The summer home of Borgerson lies just above the water, where people can swim and fish

Borgerson's house was part of a 40-acre estate called Sharksmouth and had been sold a quarter of a century earlier to a couple named Devereux and Jilda Barker. The other five houses on the estate — which overlooks the site where the USS New Hampshire caught fire and sunk in 1922 — is owned by the Shelving Rock Trust, made up of descendants of former owners. Pictured: A view of the Sharksmouth property

Borgerson’s house was part of a 40-acre estate called Sharksmouth and had been sold a quarter of a century earlier to a couple named Devereux and Jilda Barker. The other five houses on the estate — which overlooks the site where the USS New Hampshire caught fire and sunk in 1922 — is owned by the Shelving Rock Trust, made up of descendants of former owners. Pictured: A view of the Sharksmouth property 

It is unclear how long McGlinn and Borgerson have been dating for but it has been believed that Borgerson called it quits with Maxwell by calling her prison earlier this year The pair walked the length of the beach twice momentarily stopping to hold hands as Kris McGlinn gazed lovingly up to Scott whilst they watched their 4 dogs run around the beach

Ghislaine Maxwell’s Husband Scott Borgerson is photographed with new girlfriend Kris McGlinn (left and right) as they take their dogs for a walk along a beach in Manchester, MA

The 60-year-old ‘favourite’ daughter of disgraced media mogul Robert Maxwell, who was a billionaire at the height of his wealth, also reportedly transferred £15million to her Borgerson after they secretly married in a move that could protect the majority of her wealth from being claimed by victims. 

She is now facing 65 years behind bars in a federal prison – prompting speculation she could now ‘flip’ and discuss the actions of others within Epstein’s circle in a bid to receive a lighter sentence.

Forensic accountants believe Maxwell had a net worth of £15million ($20.2million) in 2015 – but she claimed this was down to just £2.6million by the time she was arrested in 2020.

Mysterious transactions between Epstein, Maxwell and offshore funds as well as buying and selling homes using private companies have made it impossible for the FBI to fully gauge exactly how much cash and assets the now convicted child sex trafficker has.

Her life of opulence as Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘second-in-command’ was laid bare in court where jurors in the 60-year-old British socialite’s trial were shown never-before-seen photographs of pedophile Epstein’s £60million fleet of jets, which he used to shuttle Maxwell and teenage girls between his lavish homes.

But Ghislaine Maxwell insisted her wealth had evaporated, forcing her to sell the London home where Prince Andrew allegedly had sex with his accuser to a property developer for £1.75 million in August. It is said to be where the Duke of York was photographed with his arm around the bare waist of then 17-year-old Virginia Roberts, one of convicted paedophile Epstein’s victims, now known as Virginia Giuffre.

Maxwell used her impeccable social contacts to introduce Epstein, a gardener’s son, to society. In return, she used the financier’s millions to support a lavish lifestyle which included a new home for her in Manhattan. He also transferred £22million [$30.7million] to her over a period of eight years, her trial heard.

And five years ago she sold her US home in New York’s Upper East Side for £11.3million. In 2019 she allegedly bought a one million New Hampshire ranch called ‘Tuckedaway’ with Borgerson, where she was eventually arrested by the FBI.

Maxwell's hideout in a self-owned New Hampshire ranch called ‘Tuckedaway' before she was found in 2020

Maxwell’s hideout in a self-owned New Hampshire ranch called ‘Tuckedaway’ before she was found in 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell sold her house on the Upper East Side of NYC. She disposed of the five-story, 7,000-square-foot townhouse banking $15million. Maxwell also reportedly transferred £15million to her husband Scott Borgerson after they married in a move that could protect the majority of her wealth from being claimed by alleged victims of Jeffrey Epstein

Ghislaine Maxwell sold her house on the Upper East Side of NYC (left). She disposed of the five-storey, 7,000-square-foot townhouse banking $15million. Maxwell also reportedly transferred £15million to her husband Scott Borgerson (right) after they married in a move that could protect the majority of her wealth from being claimed by alleged victims of Jeffrey Epstein

Maxwell was romantically involved with Jeffrey Epstein from around 1992, but then became his 'right-hand woman', managing his property empire and, it is alleged, his trafficking of minors

Maxwell was romantically involved with Jeffrey Epstein from around 1992, but then became his ‘right-hand woman’, managing his property empire and, it is alleged, his trafficking of minors

Borgerson told the Journal that he is the CEO of Tidewood LLC, which is listed as the house’s owner, and that Maxwell does not have any controlling interest within the company. 

‘She was here years ago, but actually left when this thing started to rear its ugly head— her situation from conduct decades ago,” said Borgerson, a former cost guard officer.  

Borgerson, who is 16 years younger than Maxwell, was also the CEO of a maritime investments company called CargoMetrics and a former fellow in residence at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he wrote about oceanic issues. 

He and Maxwell are believed to have met at in 2013 through speaking engagements connected to ocean preservation event in Iceland, revealed by . 

It is thought the couple secretly married three years later. At the time, Borgerson, who was ‘very connected’ to the Trump administration, had left his wife, Rebecca, and their two young children for 60-year-old Maxwell. 

He is believed to now be dating another woman while Maxwell is awaiting her prison  sentence. He reportedly ended their marriage during a phone call to her jail at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.

The Phippen-Smith home has an old history of its own as it is believed to have been built around 1660 in Salem, Massachusetts. It was moved by barge in 1917 before being rebuilt from scratch on its current site in the 1930s.

Borgerson said he had asked a friend’s help at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem to learn about the home’s origin. While renovations were done on the house since its rebuild, key pieces of the original house still exist, he said.

The luxurious home is now part of an enclave called the Sharksmouth Estate, which has many properties owned by a trust that is held by descendants of former owners of the land. 

Borgerson said he was informed on the Phippen-Smith house after renting another house at Sharksmouth. He made a $2.45 million deal with the former owner of the Phippen house in 2016, records show.

In April 2019, Boregerson's LLC Tidewood took the three trustees, John Appel, Kathrine Rive and Curtis Hollingsworth, to an obscure judicial branch — the Massachusetts Land Court — where Borgerson successfully argued that the privileges allowed the Barkers were transferable, court papers uncovered exclusively by  show (pictured)

In April 2019, Boregerson’s LLC Tidewood took the three trustees, John Appel, Kathrine Rive and Curtis Hollingsworth, to an obscure judicial branch — the Massachusetts Land Court — where Borgerson successfully argued that the privileges allowed the Barkers were transferable, court papers uncovered exclusively by show (pictured) 

Arjun Gupta (left), Ghislaine Maxwell (center) and Scott Borgerson (right) at the 2013 Arctic Circle Event, where the couple met for the first time

Arjun Gupta (left), Ghislaine Maxwell (center) and Scott Borgerson (right) at the 2013 Arctic Circle Event, where the couple met for the first time

The house is on the edge of the coast, near Graves Island, where a navy ship called the USS New Hampshire caught fire and sank in the area in 1922, according to the Manchester Historical Museum. Borgerson said he collects art from the ship’s remains when new pieces wash up to shore or when divers explore the wreckage.

After buying the house, Borgerson spent $2.5 million on renovations and restoration. He reshuffled the home’s floor plan, transforming smaller rooms into larger ones. He restored windows that were more than 200 years old, rather than replacing them.

In 2019, Borgerson’s Tidewood had a dispute with the Sharksmouth trustees in court after they were against his plans to build a natural swimming pool and a two-story garage with an in-law apartment. The owners of the estate countersued and named both Borgerson and Maxwell as defendants. A

A judge ruled in Tidewood’s favor in 2020, according to court records.

While only about 1.5 acres, the Phippen-Smith homes contains a walking path to the coast that goes around the 40-acre Sharksmouth estate.

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