“A view of Thatcher Island is something special,” says Armstrong. In addition to supporting local nesting species of herring and black-backed gulls, Thatcher Island also hosts songbirds and other migrants. It’s not unusual to be treated to the sight of seals, waterfowl, loons and other species that make the island their temporary or permanent sanctuary.
The grounds of the home offer an elegant counterpoint to the nearby wildlife refuge in that here nature has been planned, planted and brilliantly executed. Manicured lawns and two well-established perennial gardens offer Old World charm, says Armstrong, while the two huge trees create a shade-giving canopy that lacks only a hammock hung between them to be complete. World-famous Rockport granite enhances the patio, creating the perfect setting for relaxing or entertaining.
The home and grounds offer expansion possibilities, enabling it to serve as either a main residence or second/vacation home, adds Armstrong. “It’s an ideal setting for a vacation home or a year-round home,” says Armstrong. An attached single-car garage additionally houses the utility area and laundry.
This property is offered at $925,000. Listing agent Amanda Armstrong, By The Sea Sotheby’s International Realty, Beverly Farms, firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-879-6322.