This is one of those occasional homes that exude pure, unadulterated elegance. Extensively renovated in 2017 by Gianna Design Group of North Andover, this stunning contemporary colonial looks and feels like nothing short of brand new construction. Set on a private and rare 1+ acre lot in Beverly’s coveted Cove neighborhood, this magnificent property is proudly presented by Francine Cecieta of J Barrett & Company for $1,799,999.
“When people see this home, they can’t help but imagine the seasonal ocean views, strolls to the beach, and picturing the impressive landscaped setting as their very own spectacular alfresco paradise,” she says. “It has a spacious and open flow but at the same time, it is a very manageable home. Sunshine brightens every room too. ”
Its prominent exterior is a clear indication to “passers-by” that this is no ordinary home. A cascade of stone steps and a covered portico lead the way to a gracious two-story foyer. The thoughtfully designed main level features uninterrupted rich walnut hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and crown moldings. Entertaining in this home is sure to be more of a pleasure than a chore thanks to versatile and generous rooms that include a sunken living room with wood burning fireplace and a regal dining room with Palladian windows and decorative wainscoting.
Should you prefer your gatherings in a more relaxed setting, the party can easily be moved to the family room where a two-sided fireplace is the only thing separating it from the gorgeous gourmet kitchen. This impressive open space offers bright white cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, a breakfast bar, and a center island enhanced by shiplap ceiling detailing with pendant lighting. Additionally, each of the aforementioned rooms has the added bonus of glass sliding doors to multiple decks and a sprawling backyard.
A truly grand master suite just above features a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closets, a spa-like bath with double sinks and a 6’ designer shower, and a private balcony. Three more bedrooms and two extra full designer baths complete this floor. Walnut hardwood floors accents all rooms here too.
A fabulous lower level has been expertly finished with a kitchen area and two full baths to ensure enormous flexibility. According to the realtor, this space could easily be purposed as a game room, home office, fifth bedroom, or perhaps a suite of rooms for guests or extended family. Private egresses lend easy access to the backyard – a true oasis encompassed by perennial gardens, mature fruit trees, a gunite swimming pool with custom “lagoon “ finish and waterfall , and a sport/tennis court.
While the full roster of amenities is too extensive to list here, a few additional highlights include all new Pella windows, 40-year low-maintenance Hardie plank siding plus decks and railings, a 30-year roof, central air conditioning, and a three-car attached garage.
“This home has a true ambiance about it,” says Cecieta. “Living here is like being on a luxurious vacation every single day.”
For more information on this very special property, or to schedule a private showing, call Francine Cecieta at 978-808-0704.
AT A GLANCE:
· 8 rooms
· 4-5 bedrooms
· 5 full and 1 half bath
· 5,701 square feet
· Francine Cecieta
· J Barrett & Company