NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

Homes of the Week

September 13, 2013

Montserrat cape is more than meets the eye

Lovingly cared for and turn-key ready, this charming three-bedroom in Beverly’s desirable Montserrat neighborhood is simply awaiting an auspicious buyer. As is suggested by its exterior, this home is pristine, boasting countless updates and pleasing features throughout.

From the curb this storybook cape is classic in appearance with signature gables, pitched roof and center chimney. However, once inside, its interior is anything but ordinary, says listing agent Deborah Brown of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “Because this house was built in the late 1940s, it has all of the period details you might expect, such as hardwood floors, built-ins and solid wood doors with original glass knobs. The surprise though, is all of the thoughtful expansions and improvements that have been made over the years.”

One such project is the chef’s kitchen complete with cherry cabinetry, recessed lighting, a tin ceiling and pellet stove. A bump-out breakfast nook with Palladian window and a vaulted ceiling with skylight lends easy access to a recently refurbished redwood deck with hot tub. Adjacent, find a generous family room with gas-fired woodstove, walls of windows and skylights for added natural light.

More formal spaces on the main floor include a charming living room with wood-burning fireplace and the dining room complete with a built-in china cupboard and French doors. Rounding off this level is a bedroom and a half bath, though the Realtor suggests opportunity here.

“While there are two more nice-sized bedrooms and a full bath on the second floor, if a buyer were to be looking for a home with a first-floor master, it could be done very simply. A classic cape such as this one presents a wonderful, flexible floor plan that allows for any number of options depending on one’s needs. A home like this can easily accommodate a person’s inevitable changing lifestyle.”

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Homes of the Week

Offbeat
NDN Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years
Special Features
NRA Waterfront Plans