When its current owner came upon this waterfront antique in Newburyport, she was instantly intrigued. Despite its dated façade and somewhat old-fashioned interior, the professional musician by trade and inspired designer by avocation saw tremendous potential. She quickly got to work and in an astonishing six-month time frame, brought this now exquisite home well into the 21st century.

Gather up your plans, bring your blueprints, and fine tune the details of your dream home. The ideal spot for that perfect residence you’ve envisioned is ready and waiting along the rocky coast of beautiful Rockport. This 15.68 acre lot bordering 3,600 acres of conservation land surrounding historic Dogtown is brought to you by Engel & VÖlkers By the Sea, Private Office Advisor, Amanda Armstrong for $895,000.

This meticulous three-bedroom residence at the ever-desirable Ipswich Country Club is an absolute masterpiece. Boasting three beautifully-appointed levels, it features a laundry list of recent renovations by Park Woodbury of Ipswich that is sure to please even the most discriminating buyer. Proudly presented by Joseph Cipoletta of J Barrett & Company, it lists for $779,900.

If you fear that new construction may be out of your reach, Ed Dick of J Barrett and Company’s e.d.dick Group advises you to think again. With its first phase of three phases currently under construction, Farm Village in Ipswich will ultimately offer 51 architect-designed homes with price tags starting below $700,000.

A city once recognized pretty much for its history and lore alone, Salem has in recent years become THE residential hot spot on the North Shore. Affording single and multi-family homes, sleek condominium conversions and just about everything in between, the choices have been plentiful. However, not until now have home buyers had an opportunity quite like this.

Offering unobstructed views of Eastern Point and the Atlantic Ocean, as well as deeded rights to Dolliver Neck Landing, this handsome home along Gloucester’s rocky coast is the antithesis of “condominium living”. While it does afford the low maintenance lifestyle one would expect, this special residence lives more like a single family, boasting more than 3200 square feet and nine generous rooms. Presented by Amanda Armstrong of Engel and Volkers By the Sea, it is newly listed for $1,150,000.

Just in time for the spring market, Maria N. Miara of J Barrett & Company is pleased to announce Birch Hill Estates – West Peabody’s brand new community of single family homes. Conveniently located on the Middleton line and spanning more than 15 bucolic acres, this premier sub-division is comprised of 23 lots. Exclusively designed by the esteemed contractors Carl A. Crupi CC & Sons Builders, homes will start at $889,000.

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KIngston, NH - Daniel E. Sielicki, 62, of Kingston and formerly of Newburyport, MA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. Dan was born in Newburyport on January 29, 1958, a son of the late Everett Sielicki and Mary Abbie Souther. Dan worked at …

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DANVERS — Representatives of three prominent local companies — which you may not think are heavily impacted by tourism — spoke Friday about how they depend on the region’s thriving tourism economy.

Situated on the water's edge with a private dock and views clear out to Ipswich Bay, this classic New England house is perfect for year-round residency or as a vacation home. Listing Agent Carole Lynn Sharoff of AVH Realty, Inc., describes its private location as a halcyon setting on Goose Cove which gives the feeling of being on a lake.

When classic elegance meets modern-day necessity, the stage is ultimately set for excellence. Exemplifying this tried and true formula is “West Hill” — a quintessential New England Colonial located in the heart of bucolic Hamilton. Though it has been thoughtfully updated throughout the years, it concurrently boasts a laundry list of early nineteenth-century appointments such as crown moldings, hardwood floors, and four wood burning fireplaces. Presented by Jo Baker of J Barrett & Company, it is listed for $1,599,000.

While you may feel ready to downsize, you may not be prepared for the sacrifices that often come with that decision. Well fear not, for the solution is simply awaiting the discriminating buyer, believes J Barrett & Company Realtor Mandy Sheriff. Introducing “Surf Village” — a luxurious community of eight condominium homes clustered near the Manchester/Magnolia line. Designed with the sophisticated consumer in mind, this brand new neighborhood affords a refined lifestyle enhanced by stunning ocean views and easy access to some of the most gorgeous beaches on the North Shore.

This charming Beverly colonial complete with a quintessential front porch has been artfully and tastefully refurbished throughout. From its re-landscaped yard to its meticulously renewed interior, this is a home that must be seen to be believed, says J Barrett & Company Realtor Joyce Herman, who lists it for $539,000.

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NOAA Fisheries is adding an additional $1.6 million to current funding to help the New England lobster industry comply with additional protection measures for the imperiled North Atlantic right whales.

Christmas for some, may be coming a bit early this year thanks to an exciting bit of news from William Raveis’s Melinda Fields. Alongside of acclaimed local developer Joe Higgens of JFH Construction, the realtor is pleased to announce “Olde Glory Way” in Merrimac – the area’s latest answer to easy, low-maintenance 55+ living.

This pristine Swampscott residence overlooking Littles Point and Phillips Beach affords sweeping ocean views and an unparalleled interior. Complete with a bright-white shingled façade and a striking interior with soaring ceilings, large-pane windows and remarkable woodwork, the home also boasts a full elevator for easy access to all three of its levels. Marketed exclusively by Amanda Armstrong of Engle & Volkers By The Sea, this prominent property is listed for $2,579,000.

Surrounded by two and a half acres of private upland and marsh boasting unobstructed views of Biskie Head and beyond, this classic 1920s cottage in Gloucester brings a perfect combination of 20th century charm and modern day convenience. Meticulously preserved and updated by its most recent stewards of more than 30 years, this residence is likely to be unlike any other you have seen, believes LUX Realty North Shore’s Brian Marvelley, who shares the $948,000 listing with Jane Meterparel.

A fully renovated and reimagined transitional blend of historic and contemporary architecture, The Cove at Pickman is Salem’s latest and greatest residential offering. Boasting a Nantucket-like cedar shingle façade, this notable circa 1810 Federalist has been masterfully transformed to two-bedroom homes and one carriage house with every imaginable modern-day convenience.

While this Marblehead antique has all of the period details one might imagine, it also brings a laundry list of unexpected riches according to Realtor Lori Cressy of the Cressy Team at J Barrett and Company. Located in the heart of the historic district, this significant home has been newly reintroduced to the market for $989,000.

If you think that waterfront property is unattainable for under a million dollars, think again. Proudly presented by Ted Richard of J Barrett & Company, this exquisite home on Salem’s Juniper Cove has been artfully redesigned by its owner of more than thirty years. Complete with well-appointed rooms, high-end finishes, and direct ocean views, it lists for just $969,900.

When a homeowner is ready to sell, there are quite a few variables that come into play. There is the task of choosing a trusted adviser, the expectation of a timely turnaround, and ultimately the reward of an agreeable offer. So, imagine the delight when the clients of J Barrett & Company Realtors Veronica Lujan and Will Vaquerano sold their three-bedroom Peabody Cape at the first open house for $30,000 over asking.

It will prove quite difficult to find a “home” that compares to this impeccably maintained townhouse. Complete with a seamless blend of old world charm and current day amenities, this bi-level home offers an unmatched versatility, a quiet North Salem location, and enchantingly appointed rooms. Recently introduced by Team Cotraro of LUX Realty North Shore, it listed for $624,500.

A true labor of love, this beautiful four-bedroom home has been renovated from the foundation up by its current owners. Complete with a fluid floor plan, high-end finishes throughout, and stunning views of Chebacco Lake, this waterside sanctuary is ready for its buyer. Newly listed for $649,500, it is proudly presented by Holly Baldassare of J Barrett & Company.

When you think of Danvers, you most likely don’t envision a home with water views. Well, perhaps it is time to think again, for this charming Dutch Colonial offers a glorious panorama of Danvers Harbor and so much more. New to market, this property is brought to you by Henry Pizzo of LUX Realty North Shore for $449,000.

Though its property line extends all the way to prominent Granite Street, the developer of this 1925 Rockport colonial had a clear vision of the home he would construct. It would be built atop a solid granite foundation on a half-acre lot, be surrounded by gorgeous granite walls, and most importantly — it would be perched on a hill for optimal views of the ocean. Though nearly 100 years have passed, this notable residence is still as captivating as ever. Newly listed for $1,125,000, it is proudly presented by Roger Minton of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

This magnificent townhouse in Salem represents a degree of elegance rarely found outside of Boston. Seamlessly blending 19th century sophistication with today’s advanced technology; this striking home is the epitome of “move-in ready”, according to Betsy Merry of MerryFox Realty, who lists it for $809,000.

Just in time for those final “dog days of summer”, this brand new custom home in Annisquam is presented for sale. Designed by local architect Henry Louis Miller, it offers clean contemporary lines, high-end finishes, and a thoughtfully adaptable floor plan. Brought to you by Jack Brown and Heather Grant Murray of Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty, it lists for $865,000.

This stunning expanded Cape in the pastoral town of Topsfield leaves nothing to the imagination. With three floors spanning just under 4,000 square feet, a newly built barn with loft and garage space, and more than two acres of well-manicured grounds enhanced by patios and a gazebo, you would be hard pressed to find anything quite like it. Listed for $949,000 by The Lopes Group of J Barrett & Company, interested parties also have the option of purchasing an additional 2.94 acres for a total asking price of $1,100,000.

While its roots date back to 1900, this commanding Cape Ann Victorian which was once part of the renowned Peabody Estate, shows no sign of age. Complete with bay windows, patterned Flemish brick and a slate roof, its exterior is clearly reminiscent of its style. However, following a total conversion back in 1986, this “grand dame” along with its carriage house, is now host to five luxurious year-round condominiums including its penthouse which is currently for sale. Newly priced at just $475,000, it is proudly presented by The Hope and Lisa Team of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Manchester.

Within steps to the beach, schools, the train and the village, this newly constructed home in sought-after Manchester-by-the-Sea is classically “New England” with a shingled exterior, welcoming front porch, and quintessential white picket fence. Once inside however, you will be struck by its sleek, contemporary design. Newly priced at $1,320,000, it is presented by Mandy Sheriff of J Barrett & Company.

From her first meeting with sellers Beryl and Sydney Bloor, J Barrett & Company Realtor Holly Baldassare was impressed. Having already been through the process with their first home in Huntington, N.Y. more than 20 years prior, the couple understood the advantage of hiring a real estate professional as well as the benefit of taking a logical approach to pricing. Within three days of its first showing, they received multiple competitive offers, all well over asking. According to Baldassare, when a home is over-valued, it can actually deliver the opposite effect

This circa 1842 Iconic Greek Revival is most likely one of Danvers’ greatest surprises. Set way back from the road and surrounded by stone walls for privacy, the residence known as “Overlook” has been thoughtfully updated and lovingly cared for. On the market for $897,000, it is proudly presented for sale by Betsy Merry of MerryFox Realty.

There’s no question that this Ipswich contemporary is a beach lover’s dream. Sited on coveted Great Neck, the next owner of this home will enjoy rights to the Association’s private beach and stunning views of Plum Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. However, its ideal location just minutes to downtown Ipswich and the commuter rail to Boston and Newburyport also makes it perfect for year round living. On the market for $1,174,000, this property is presented by Brian Castonguay of J Barrett and Company.

Set upon the beautiful rocky coast of Swampscott, there can be no denying the sheer impact of this inspirational property. Sporting a stunning Mediterranean design, this oceanfront home boasts an ideal location steps from Eisman’s Beach, striking living and entertainment spaces, and breathtaking views of the coast and the Boston skyline from virtually every room. Presented by Realtor/Partner Shari Sagan McGuirk of Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty, it lists for $3,400,000.

Throughout the painstaking renovations of this 1900s Rockport colonial, realtor/builder John Pardee and his crew were consciously respectful of its historic significance. So while this newly restored home may resemble new construction, its period appointments and 20th century charm were thoughtfully preserved where ever it made sense.

The Murray Brown Group of Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty is delighted to announce this rare opportunity to own at desirable Tuck Point. Sited along Beverly Harbor, this two-bedroom penthouse condominium offers direct waterfront views and a newly revamped interior. Brand new to market, it is listed for $635,000.

Those who were raised on Cape Ann know it as The Old Corner Inn. Those who read about it today may see it as a wonderful investment or perhaps an unrealized vocation of a lifetime. For sale for the first time in more than 40 years, this iconic piece of real estate is yours for the taking for $1,999,906.43.

Perched high above Walker Creek, this stunning contemporary shingle-style home affords sweeping views over Essex Bay and the backside of Crane Beach. Complemented by the natural beauty of its awe-inspiring surroundings, this property is a true nature lover’s dream. Complete with a private tidal dock, a two-story heated art studio, two barns with over-sized storage, a fenced paddock, and zen-like gardens, it lists for $2,500,000.

When this 1920’s home was purchased in 2018, it was in need of updating and repair. One year later, after painstaking renovations, this charming American Foursquare is a completely restored masterpiece. Ideally located just a few hundred feet from the Annisquam Footbridge, this remarkable home also boasts breathtaking views of Lobster Cove, the Annisquam River, and Wingaersheek Beach. Listed for $999,000, it is proudly presented for sale by Martha Anger of Engel & Völkers By The Sea.

This strikingly handsome Colonial set on a 3.2 bucolic acres in Hamilton includes a portion of the Ipswich River. Stunningly renovated and meticulously maintained by its current owners, this beautiful home is unconditionally “turn-key ready”, according to Realtor Josephine Baker of J Barrett & Company, who lists the property for $1,479,000.

Bringing a modern twist to the “old-fashioned” neighborhood of yesteryear, Salem’s Strongwater Crossing delivers a strong sense of community where wide sidewalks, street lamps and walking trails join young families together with their retired neighbors. If you happen to be one of the many fascinated home buyers who missed out on the first phase, take comfort in knowing that you have another chance to own here. With delivery expected as soon as this fall, Phases 4 and 5 will consist of 35 luxury homes ranging in size between 1,695 and 2,260 square feet.

Offering pure, unadulterated luxury, this custom designed home just beyond Manchester Village transcends time. Originally known as “The Ledge”, this circa 1884 masterpiece sits high atop a hill on nearly six plush acres featuring mature plantings, specimen trees and colorful gardens. Presented by Mandy Sheriff of J Barrett & Company, it lists for $2,600,000.