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.
“This home offers three floors of exquisitely appointed rooms with museum-quality architectural details such as five fireplaces with hand carved and black marble mantels, floor to ceiling windows, crown moldings, and soaring ceilings.” says Merry. “A life of elegance awaits you.”
A long drive bordered by well-manicured lawns and mature plantings leads the way to a dramatic façade featuring a covered veranda and commanding columns. Inside, spacious and sophisticated double living rooms with hardwood floors and loads of natural light, along with a gracious formal dining room, provide the ideal spaces for entertaining. Just adjacent, a spectacular solarium with walls of windows offers the perfect spot for morning coffee, afternoon reflection, or evening respite.
A recently renovated butler’s pantry complete with glass-fronted shelving and generous cupboards is a wonderful complement to the nearby kitchen. Spacious and modern, it features white cabinetry, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, a large center island, and recessed lighting. A half bath and a convenient laundry room round off this level.
Sharing the second floor are three bedrooms including two master suites (one with a wood burning fireplace, the other with his & hers walk-in closets) and a fabulous library complimented by walls of built-in shelving, a tray ceiling, and French doors to a deck overlooking breathtaking gardens. Two additional bedrooms are found on the third floor.
While this home showcases many of its original period details, the current owners have overseen essential improvements that include the installation of new windows, insulation, and an energy efficient heating system.
“This is a beautifully situated house – one that was strategically built to best enjoy the sunrises from the bedrooms and the sunsets from the backyard,” says the seller. “At first sight, some people may think this is just a large majestic home, but they quickly come to see that it is not imposing at all. It is a comfortable house that offers intimate spaces and a great sense of privacy.”
For more information on this very special property, call Broker Betsy Merry at 508-641-6241. View additional photos at www.merryfoxrealty.com .
AT A GLANCE:
· 5 bedrooms
· 4 full and 1 half bath
· 4,100 square feet
· Betsy Merry
· MerryFox Realty