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July 4, 2014

Outstanding views combine with luxurious living on Marblehead Neck

Panoramic vistas, spectacular water views spanning as far off as Boston and a magnificent home from which to admire those may sound like a fantasy for most. However, should you be in the market for just that, search no further, for this stunning contemporary, perched on one of the highest points on Marblehead Neck, may just be the answer to your prayers. Modern-day chic, this is an offering like no other, according to Realtor Matt Dolan of Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty, who lists this property for $2,195,000.

“This is a very neat house that was meticulously renovated in 2009 and literally transformed into a sophisticated, sun-drenched home,” Dolan says. “With features such as a stone and shingle exterior, floor-to-ceiling walls of windows, a floating staircase and the luxury of wide-open spaces, there is a very modern-day feel, but even those people who think they don’t favor contemporary architecture fall in love with this house. When the (current) owner rebuilt this house, it was his intention to stimulate all of the senses, and he has done just that, offering great views, great sounds and great surroundings.”

Approached by a long and winding drive, this house makes a dramatic presentation with its two-story glass tower and expertly landscaped grounds. Inside, it does not disappoint. The main living room is simply stunning with vaulted ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace also plumbed for gas and double doors to the terraced lawn and mahogany deck. A more leisurely room flanked by custom bookcases leads the way to not one, but two master suites with walk-in closets and glass and porcelain baths.

Ideally suited for entertaining, the modern kitchen with six-burner Viking range and Sub-Zero refrigerator is sure to spark a conversation as it boasts a “yin-yang” style according to Dolan, mixing eclectic details such as understated gray cabinetry with a circular serving bar done in a much lighter hue. “Within this space, you will see the use of opposites to create a more contemporary feel. It was also designed to bring all of the elements inside by using a ‘picture frame’ technique in which three windows are complemented by two mirrors,” says the Realtor. “You won’t find anything other than windows on the walls of this house. The whole idea is to bring the eye ‘out’, not ‘in.’”

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