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.

“Manchester has many elegant houses with rich histories, but few offer such a private estate setting that is at the same time, so close to town,” says the Realtor. “The (current) owners, who have lovingly lived here for decades, have relished being this magical ‘in-town’ location.”

Drenched in natural light, the main level is the perfect combination of elegance and ease. Crown moldings, gleaming hardwood floors, wood burning fireplaces, and over-sized windows enhance both the formal living and dining rooms. Equally sophisticated yet a bit more relaxed, a handsome family room features a gorgeous stone-hearth fireplace, exposed beams, and leaded stained glass windows. As aesthetically pleasing as it is well-equipped, the gourmet kitchen is a chef’s delight with bright white cabinetry, granite counter tops, a center island and a charming breakfast room. Rounding off this level is a private home office, a sky-lit green house, and a versatile bonus room.

On the way to the second floor, a dramatic two-story turret with a built-in window seat and a wall of windows affords spectacular views of the property. From there, the home’s gracious staircase brings you to a spectacular fireplaced master suite featuring a custom designed walk-in closet, a private balcony, and a spa-like bath with glass shower and separate soaking tub. Four additional bedrooms and two more full baths share this level.

This amazing property is further enhanced by central air conditioning, a heated swimming pool with pool house, an outdoor shower, and a remarkable widow’s walk with birds’-eye views to Boston, the Atlantic Ocean, and beyond.

“This is truly a special private retreat,” says Sheriff. “It is a very unique opportunity for those who appreciate quaint, in-town living.”

This home is shown by appointment. For more information, or to schedule a tour, call Mandy Sheriff at 978-985-6907.

AT A GLANCE:

· 4 bedrooms

· 3 full and 1 half bath

· 4,798 square feet

· 5.78 acres

· $2,600,000

LISTED BY:

· Mandy Sheriff

· J Barrett & Co.

· 978-985-6907

· www.jbarrettrealty.com

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