If you have been considering downsizing, but are reluctant to sacrifice quality, space or convenience, the North Shore’s newest community could be the answer to your prayers. Conveniently located just off of Route 114 in Middleton, here you will enjoy a tranquil setting set alongside a vibrant community . Blu Haven’s 45 luxury townhomes will offer top-of-the-line finishes, generous open floor plans, professionally landscaped lots, and the low-maintenance will cater to buyers 55+.

Sited on four professionally landscaped and hardscaped acres on one of Wenham’s most coveted streets, this breathtaking shingle-style home is a little slice of “Nantucket-like” heaven right here on the North Shore. Complete with five bedrooms, five and a half baths and a private in-law or au pair suite, this meticulously designed residence affords a wealth of space, tremendous versatility and an unsurpassed level of luxury. Proudly presented by J Barrett & Company’s Josephine Baker, it is listed for $2,375,000.

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The Isaac Lord House circa 1763 - 1806 has sat proudly on High Street surrounded by the largest collection of First Period houses in America for centuries. Today, it will serve as the anchor for Ipswich’s newest luxury community. The Condominiums at Lords Square will be comprised of the renovated historic single-family and five brand new townhomes. Expertly built by Arthur Allen of Asap Construction and presented for sale by LUX Realty North Shore’s Team Cotraro, these “soon-to-be listed” stunning residences will start in the $580’s.

This charming early 1900s home in Rowley has been passed down through generations of the same family. However, do not let its longevity fool you for this beautifully updated three-bedroom has been thoughtfully tailored for today’s contemporary lifestyle. New to market, it is listed for $512,000 by Nell Johanson of LUX Realty North Shore.

Sited on over six bucolic acres in an executive Middleton neighborhood, the breathtaking Bray Wilkins Estate boasts a two-story barn with two stables, a two-room office/studio/workshop with wood burning stove, an updated century’s old two-bedroom home said to be the first residential dwelling in town; and a 14-room Custom built colonial style home assured to take your breath away. Proudly presented by J Barrett’s Maria Salzillo, this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is listed for $1,749,900.

While the façade of this four-bedroom Rowley home is indeed impressive, it is but a tease to what waits inside. Despite its young age of just 11 years, it shows more like new construction, thanks to meticulous care and eye-popping renovations. Sited at the end of a cul-de-sac on an elevated lot of nearly 21/2 acres, this center-entrance Colonial is listed by Rowley Realty’s John McCarthy for $849,900.

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Conveniently located within minutes of Old Route 1, Rowley’s highly anticipated subdivision of brand-new homes is at long last within the buyers’ grasp. However, Realtors Paul Herrick and Nick Zolotas of Herrick Lutts Realty Partners are urging parties interested in “Falcon Ridge” to act quickly during this pre-construction stage, as four of the first 10 homes to be built in Phase I are already under agreement.

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If the events of the past year have taught us anything at all, it is that we are rethinking the way we learn, work, live and play. Just as homeowners were trending toward down-sizing, today’s buyer is looking for quite the opposite believes Deirdre Blake, J Barrett & Company’s listing agent for this expanded Colonial in Danvers. Brand new to market, this 11 bedroom, four to six bedroom home is listed for $799,000.

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This could be your once in a lifetime opportunity – to create a new, luxurious home overlooking a scenic pond and the 15th fairway, at the exclusive Ipswich Country Club. Local builder, C.P. Berry Homes of Danvers, is offering a complete turn-key buying experience for the discriminating buyer. This is your opportunity to be involved in every aspect of the building process, from designing the interior of the home, to specifying interior finishes to choosing your favorite landscape plantings. C.P. Berry Homes built the majority of the homes within the Club and has the experience and the reputation to provide you with a superbly built home and an exciting home-building quest.

This absolutely stunning Hamilton contemporary takes what is typically a fairly predictable design style to that of a whole new level. While it is expectedly clean, streamlined and modern, this house is inspired by the architecture of the New England barn,” explains J Barrett & Company’s Mandy Sheriff. Boasting an eclectic mix of colors, materials and textures and accentuated by its bucolic surroundings, this four-bedroom home is more a piece of art than a piece of real estate.

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This stately center entrance colonial in Rowley is one of the most exciting things to hit this town’s market in quite a while, believes listing agent John McCarthy of Rowley Realty. Prominently sited at the end of a cul de sac in an executive area of similar homes, this lovely offering boasts four big bedrooms, two and a half baths, over 3,000 square feet of living space and an astounding 22+ acre lot. Coming soon, it will be listed at $869,900.

This extraordinary Italianate Victorian Double House overlooking Salem Common is ready and waiting for the enthusiastic entrepreneur, the savvy investor or that home buyer with a proclivity for the historic. Presently configured as a thirteen-room owner’s home, a first floor one bedroom apartment and a second and third floor three-bedroom duplex, listing agent Ted Richard of J Barrett & Company is quick to point out that the residence’s versatility translates to a world of possibilities.

Sited on the quiet side of Washington Square East in the former and now artfully reimagined Knights of Columbus building, “The Breakaway at Salem Common” is the city’s newest opportunity for the discerning renter. Consisting of 18 luxury flats and townhomes, each distinct unit brings an eclectic blend of traditional and current styles and every upscale amenity imaginable. This much anticipated development by Jay Goldberg of Spire Investments is marketed by MerryFox Realty.

This three-bedroom, three-bath townhouse at Danvers’ chic “Riverbank” is waterfront living at its finest. One of 17 units at the site of the former Beverly School for the Deaf, this masterfully converted home boasts nearly 2,000 square feet, spacious rooms, an over-sized garage with storage, and a private deck affording stunning views of the marina. Newly marketed for $598,000, it is listed by J Barrett & Company’s Sheri Trocchi.

Located on the site of the former Merrimac Hat Factory in beautiful Amesbury, Hatter’s Point is a luxurious waterfront community for active adults 55 years and older. Managing director of Hatter’s Point Capital, LLC Larry Smith, completed this incredible community featuring 45 well-appointed one, two bedroom and Penthouse homes designed to achieve a unique ambiance along the Merrimack River.

Downsizing no longer means having to sacrifice quality, luxury, or space. Welcome to The Village of Canter Brook Farm — Hamilton’s premier 55-plus community. A total of 23 units, these beautiful two-bedroom/two and a half bath homes are exquisitely appointed with the finest of finishes and expertly constructed by the locally esteemed developers, Restoration Capital. With just four units remaining, Sales Director Wendy McGrath of J Barrett & Company encourages interested parties to act sooner rather than later.

You may think you know what living in Old Town Marblehead would be like, but perhaps it is time to think again. Quite the contrary to the often congested yet always charming homes neatly tucked away on small lots with little to no parking, this commanding 1713 antique boasts more than 4,400 square feet of living space, deeded spots for four cars and a versatility rarely found in this quaint community.

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Prescott Street Condominiums in East Boston is one of the greatest surprises to have come out of what has agreeably been an otherwise abysmal year. Located in the heart of one of the city’s most emerging neighborhoods, this brand new five-unit Brownstone offers sophisticated urban living at its finest. With prices starting as low as $489,900, this is a rare opportunity to buy a piece of Boston real estate reasonably, believes listing agent Maria Salzillo of J Barrett & Company.

There has probably never been a better time for a residential listing like this one. Boasting 15 adaptable rooms, a versatile flexible finished lower level with full bath, and 2.99 lush acres including two additional lots, this Lynnfield estate is tailor-made for anyone working from home, remote schooling or hoping to accommodate extended family.

Rockport’s “Ledgemont” is inarguably one of the North Shore’s “grande dames”, boasting sweeping views of Thacher Island and the open expanse of the Atlantic Ocean from nearly every one of its 15-plus rooms. Just moments to beautiful Long Beach, this magnificent property sits 130 feet above sea level while bordering the 100 bucolic acres of Rockport’s South Woods. Expertly crafted and designed with only the finest of materials, nearly everyone who sees it will assuredly agree that this is no ordinary offering. Marketed by J Barrett & Company’s George Needham, it lists for $3,350,000.

Boasting acres of conservation land at its doorstep, Cape Ann’s highly desirable townhouse development “Annisquam Woods”, is a custom fit for the owner with exceptional taste and a hankering for the great outdoors. While the first of three proposed homes is already sold, there are two remaining opportunities to buy here. Spanning an astounding 4,400 square feet of living space, these four-bedroom, four-bath homes are listed for $1,350,000 each by Realtor Amanda Armstrong of Engel & Volkers By the Sea.

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“Aquarius on the Back Shore” is one of the most exciting and truly luxurious residential projects to be developed on the North Shore in quite a long time. Just minutes from Good Harbor Beach and downtown Gloucester, this enclave of custom-designed homes set on the grounds of the former Ocean View Inn and Resort will feature two single-family and four townhome residences in Phase One, all with panoramic views of the Atlantic. With sales in Phase One already underway, including the single-family “SeaView” that just went under agreement within days of its market debut, listing agent Monte Marrocco of Coldwell Banker’s Marrocco Group is encouraging interested parties to “come take a look at this seaside sanctuary.”

Custom built in 1960 by North Shore philanthropist Robert Lappin for his then young family, this mid-century contemporary estate on Swampscott’s prestigious Little’s Point offers an open floor plan, spectacular panoramic views of the Atlantic, and association rights to a private beach, dock and boat house. On the market for the very first time, it is listed by Betsy Merry of MerryFox Realty for $2,900,000.

While this stately manor on Prides Crossing’s prestigious Paine Avenue is an architectural masterpiece of historic significance, this family home has been tastefully updated with a comfortable, albeit luxurious, lifestyle in mind. Complete with deeded beach rights and 180-degree ocean views from nearly every one of its 17 rooms, this superb hilltop estate is listed for $6,760,000.

Realtor Amanda Armstrong of Engel & Volkers By The Sea is calling on inspired investors, budding proprietors and potential homebuyers enamored by life on New England’s coast. Sitting right on Rockport Harbor in the center of scenic Dock Square, this four square colonial antique offers five units of commercial and residential space. Complete with deeded direct access to the water and stunning, unobstructed views of Sandy Bay, it lists for $1,575,000.

“Aquarius on the Back Shore” is one of the most exciting and truly luxurious residential projects to hit the North Shore in quite a long time. Just minutes from Good Harbor Beach and downtown Gloucester, this enclave of custom-designed homes set on the grounds of the former Ocean View Inn and Resort will feature a combination of six single-family and townhome-style residences in Phase One, all with panoramic views of the Atlantic. With sales in Phase One already underway, listing agent Monte Marrocco of Coldwell Banker’s Marrocco Group is encouraging interested parties to “come take a look at this seaside sanctuary.”

Sited on the corner of a peaceful side street in desirable Newburyport, this sunny three-bedroom ranch is for all intents and purposes, a brand new home. Stripped down to its studs just four short months ago, it has been expanded, reconfigured, rewired and impeccably renovated from top to bottom. Presented by listing agent Nell Johanson of LUX Realty North Shore, it is listed for $675,000.

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Set in a private and pastoral setting amid 2-plus acres of woodland in Hamilton, this striking newer center-entrance colonial offers the finest in contemporary luxury and country living. Renovated in 2002 by noted architect Laine Jones, the 7,545 square foot regal home boasts an astounding 14 rooms including five bedrooms and nine baths. Listed by Amanda Armstrong of Engel & Volkers By The Sea, it is listed for $2,199,000

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This early nineteenth century icon sited in the heart of Rockport’s Dock Square, has been completely renovated and remastered by its current owner. Truly exceptional for its design, notability and the endless possibilities it presents, the property includes a retail space on the street level and a 1,200 square foot three-bedroom residence on the upper two floors.

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MIDDLETON – The Essex County Sheriff's Department announced that there has been an uptick in coronavirus cases at the Middleton House of Corrections.

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In the midst of a quintessential New England town known for its countrified farmhouses and quaint Federalist antiques, this Gothic-inspired residence stands on its own. Inspired by English cottage architecture, the circa 1849 home was built in South Hamilton by Civil War General Joseph Andrews before it was moved to neighboring Wenham, where it would be owned by the same family for generations to come. Brand new to market, it is listed by Team Cotraro of LUX Realty North Shore for $649,000.

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Homeowners on and around Cape Ann have come to Treehouse Design for architecture and general contracting services for over 25 years. Revered for quality work and superior expertise, the company has decided to design and build two very unique homes for sale in Rockport’s historic South End, a short walk from Dock Square and Old Garden Beach.

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Seemingly torn from the pages of a storybook, this majestic Manchester-By-The-Sea manor on nearly six acres has all the components of a true fairy tale including a regal marble ballroom. Reminiscent of the opulent manses built at the turn of the century, this breathtaking home is abounding with rich architectural details, exquisite oak flooring, crown moldings, coffered ceilings and walls of French doors and windows overflowing with natural light.

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Those who know Rockport already know the appeal of its beautiful Marmion Way. Those who are new to town will quickly understand its appeal. Just moments from the sandy shores of Cape Hedge Beach and an eclectic downtown filled with galleries, shops, and restaurants; there is no better place to be. While this alone should be enough to spark some interest, the area’s latest home for sale is sure to seal the deal. Offering nearly 3,000 square feet of living space which includes five bedrooms and two full and one half baths, this private residence is presented by Engel & Volkers By the Sea’s Amanda Armstrong for $1,050,000.

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Just in time for the fall 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 subdivision is comprised of 23 lots. Exclusively designed by the esteemed contractors Carl A. Crupi CC & Sons Builders, homes will start at $889,000.