This gorgeous contemporary colonial in Manchester-by-the-Sea has all the components of a true “dream house”. Sited on more than an acre and a half of wooded, professionally landscaped grounds, the house itself boasts nearly 5,000 square feet of living space, new gleaming hardwood floors, wall-to-wall carpeting, a freshly painted interior, and a meticulously updated kitchen. Proudly presented by Realtor Tracy Gothie of J Barrett & Company, it lists for $899,000.

“This hidden gem is absolutely turn-key ready with all of the comforts of home,” she says. “It is rare to find something that is part of a nice quiet neighborhood yet so close to the village, the train station and all major routes.”

An inviting side entrance with covered portico leads to a grand foyer highlighted by a striking staircase. This thoughtfully open main level features formal living and dining rooms heightened by crown moldings, French doors, recessed lighting, and decorative wainscoting. Should you prefer a more relaxed space, choose between the sprawling family room with soaring skylit ceilings, chair rails and a wood burning fireplace or the somewhat intimate library with custom shelving and glass sliders to the yard. Just adjacent, find a gourmet kitchen with gas fireplace, custom cabinets, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, a large pantry, an over-sized granite island, and doors to a large deck for alfresco dining.

Sharing the second level are four bedrooms including the sumptuous master with his and hers walk-in closets, a lofted sitting area with a double-sided gas fireplace, and an en suite bath enhanced by an over-sized pedestaled soaking tub, a custom designed shower with glass surround, and a private water closet. Rounding off this floor is a second full bath and laundry room.

Also featured in this home is a partially finished lower level bonus room, a work shop, a three-car garage, central air conditioning, an underground sprinkler system, and wiring for surround sound.

“The functional open floor plan provides countless spaces for indoor and outdoor entertaining,” says Gothie. “At the same time, its ideal location makes it so easy to get to Manchester’s quaint town center and beautiful Singing Beach. This is a truly unique property with access to all of the amenities.”

An open house is planned for Saturday and Sunday, December 14th & 15th from 12 pm-1 pm at 14 Forest Lane. For additional information, call Tracy Gothie at 978-335-0570.



· 11 rooms

· 4 bedrooms

· 2 full and 1 half bath

· 4,876 square feet

· $$899,000



· Tracy Gothie

· J Barrett & Co.

· 978-335-0570




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