BY LILLIAN SHAPIRO
DIRECTOR OF REAL ESTATE ADVERTISING
---- — After weeks of frigid temperatures, you’d be hard pressed to find two words more engaging than “beach vacation.” Imagine the fresh scent of ocean air, the twinkling of soft sand and the alluring sound of the surf — all just steps from your front door. Dream no longer, for this versatile property with breathtaking backdrop could soon be yours for the taking.
To be sold at auction to the highest qualified bidder, this three-bedroom, two-bath home may be just what the doctor ordered to cure those winter doldrums. Though currently used as a seasonal getaway, Realtor Jeanne Lovely of Tache Auctions and Sales is quick to point out that this deceptively spacious house on tranquil Plaice Cove in Hampton, N.H., could easily accommodate year-round living.
“This home is in absolute ‘move-in’ condition, and the location cannot be beat,” says Lovely. “The house is sited on a corner lot surrounded by like homes in a nice, family-oriented neighborhood that is just five minutes to the beach, three minutes to the cove and 10 minutes to downtown. It would be a great fit for anyone looking for a summer retreat or a year-round home.”
Thoughtfully updated to accommodate today’s modern lifestyle, this home boasts a rustic, relaxed character incorporating wood flooring, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, bead-board wainscoting and a soft color palette throughout.
Designed with indoor-outdoor living in mind, multiple French doors on the main level lead to a large wraparound deck, perfect for seasonal dining or simply soaking up the sun. Should you opt not to brave the elements, a four-season room is a nice compromise. Back inside, an enormous two-story stone fireplace is the focal point of a spacious living room and dining room combination with whitewashed barn-board paneling and gleaming teak floors. Steps away, find a newly renovated eat-in kitchen complete with new appliances and ample work space.
Leading the way up to the second level is a staircase that is quite dramatic with contemporary wood railings and a landing overlooking and spanning the length of the living room below.
Three bedrooms, two up and one down, afford plenty of room for those inevitable summer house guests.
Need additional recreational space? The lower level walk-out basement has it covered. Complete with rich paneling, a brick fireplace and a built-in bar, this room is ideally suited for a game room, media room or second family room.
To view this home prior to its sale, Lovely invites the public to a preview open house at 4 Shaw St. on Sunday, April 6, from noon to 2 p.m. This property will be auctioned by Tache Auctions and Sales Inc. at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. The property will be sold “as is,” and bids are subject to the owner’s approval. A certified check for $20,000 at the time of auction is required. For additional information and terms, go to www.4ShawStHampton.com.
“Auctions are the fastest-growing method of marketing real estate in the world today. Sellers who want to sell their property quickly with the least amount of inconvenience are using the auction method of marketing to make this happen, while buyers, tired of endless negotiations with unmotivated sellers are also flocking to real estate auctions where they can expect to get a fair price,” says Lovely. “This could be the ideal situation for the buyer who has been longing for a vacation property but waiting for just the right opportunity to come along.”
For more information on selling your property with accelerated marketing methods, call Jeanne Lovely at 978-741-5587.
AT A GLANCE
To be auctioned April 12, 1 p.m.
4 Shaw St., Hampton, N.H.
2,556 square feet
Tache Auctions and Sales Inc., NH Auction License #3077
Jeanne Lovely, auctioneer, NH Auction License #4039