NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

January 17, 2014

Custom three-bedroom offers contemporary styling, flexibility in Marblehead

BY LILLIAN SHAPIRO
DIRECTOR OF REAL ESTATE ADVERTISING

---- — Set way back from the street on a quiet cul-de-sac of similar homes, this Marblehead contemporary is for sale for the first time by its original owner. Lovingly cared for and impeccably maintained, this charming home boasts a striking curb appeal, wide-open interior spaces and a sleek fashionable design.

“The nice thing about this house is that it offers a lot of choices, thanks to a very versatile floor plan,” says Mike Cannuscio of Harborside Realty. “The rooms are large enough so that they can really be used in different ways. Also, there is over 1,000 square feet of space in the basement that is able to be finished, opening up a world of possibilities for the next owner.”

While this home is noticeably roomy, architectural features such as vaulted ceilings, skylights and oversized windows serve to enrich the fluidity of this house. A tiled foyer leads the way to a family room where floor-to-ceiling windows seem to let the outside in by streaming in abundant natural light. For more formal gatherings, there is the living room, so spacious that it currently accommodates a home office at one end. This room is enhanced by a beamed cathedral ceiling and a stone-faced wood-burning fireplace.

For options in dining, the list is long. In the kitchen, where the cabinet space is plentiful, a center island easily accommodates seating for two, while a separate area provides more than enough room for a large table. For more structured meals, find the formal dining room complete with hardwood flooring and French doors to the large composite deck where al fresco dining is made easy, thanks to a natural gas line ready for a barbecue grill. Rounding off this level are a recently renovated full bath and a convenient laundry.

Atop the custom-built staircase, a beautiful master suite features a walk-in closet and a private bath, while two additional bedrooms share the third full bath.

Added amenities include a two-car garage with exceptional storage, central air conditioning, an on-demand Rinnai hot water tank for the utmost in efficiency and an in-ground sprinkler system. Perhaps most attractive should you regularly travel into Boston, the Realtor suggests, is the proximity to the city.

“This property is located in a part of town that is quite accessible because it’s so close to the Swampscott line and the commuter rail,” says Cannuscio. “It’s also within steps to the YMCA and all of the wonderful opportunities that it presents such as The Boston Ballet Center, squash courts and swimming. It’s a very attractive home that’s made even better by its location.”

An open house is planned for Sunday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at 8 Victoria Lane in Marblehead. For more information on this property, which is listed for $649,900, call the listing agent, Dick McKinley, at 617-763-0415. To view additional photos, visit www.8VictoriaLane.com.

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