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Homes of the Week

September 26, 2013

Wenham townhomes feature luxury and classic lines

Like a perfectly planned surprise party, the Residences at Middlewood in Wenham meet you in the driveway with a traditional New England-style home and then astonish you when you walk through the front door to find all of the modern amenities that define 21st-century living.

Built to suit every lifestyle — from those scaling down to those starting out — the homes are designed as true townhouses with the main floor consisting of the generous living room, kitchen and half bath, two or three bedrooms and two baths on the second level, and an impressive third-floor family room that offers endless expansion possibilities. So thoughtful is the design that there is even an affordable option to install an elevator for easy access to all three levels.

“It’s really been well thought-out,” observes listing agent Arthur Thompson of J Barrett & Company of Beverly Farms. “The materials used for the exteriors may look like classic New England, but they’re cutting-edge products created specifically to maximize energy efficiency and minimize maintenance.

“If your current lifestyle requires the use of an elevator or if it’s something you want or need down the road, the home is designed to easily accomplish this. And, it’s really an elevator that ‘dings’ and two doors open, not the kind that’s a chairlift attached to a staircase.”

Designed with the cook in mind, the kitchens offer recessed lighting, granite countertops, stainless appliances and a fabulous breakfast bar ready to work the night shift for your buffet or cocktail party. The dining area adjacent to the kitchen is ideal for small- or large-scale entertaining.

Many of the luxuries that are considered “extras” are included as standard at Middlewood, says Thompson. “They’re really the best of everything. They’ve got high, smooth ceilings. The hardwood floors are real oak that’s been sanded and finished; there is nothing prefabricated. There is granite and stainless in the kitchen and all granite counters in the bathrooms — something that is usually extra.”

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