, Newburyport, MA

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May 24, 2013

Ideal location and spectacular views welcome you home to this Rockport Colonial

Sturdy and charismatic, for more than 100 years this Rockport home has watched as the tides of the Atlantic rise and fall. With direct access to the beach, the residence has the amenities one expects in a fine quality home all wrapped up in a visage of classic New England charm.

Its Back Beach setting makes the home one of the most desirable locations in an area where everybody already wants to be. Magic happens during your morning coffee when the sun ascends and casts its light over all of Rockport as seen from your front steps. Evening vistas are equally beautiful granting the lucky viewer unparalleled panoramas of Bearskin Neck and Straightsmouth Lighthouse.

Solidly built in 1889, the home’s two working fireplaces and appealing coffered ceiling living room with wood stove create a welcoming space after a summer day at the beach or warm sanctuary in which to snuggle by the fire with a good book during one of our famous New England winters.

The chef’s kitchen features top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances including a propane gas range and convection oven with a dough-proofing setting for the home baker. The Liebherr refrigerator — including a wine rack — affords the finest in modern, efficient home refrigeration.

Lovely, custom flair continues in the dining room which features impressive bull’s-eye trim and a useful and charming built-in china cabinet. The room’s working fireplace completes the setting for the perfect intimate dinner party or larger scale holiday open house buffet.

In addition to the kitchen, living and dining rooms, the home’s garden level also includes a good-sized bedroom and full bath. Upstairs, the generous bedroom with two closets, full bath, and den with sweeping views of Sandy Bay are just waiting for your imagination to transform into a relaxing and elegant master suite.

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