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March 29, 2013

Boxford new construction ready for 'move-in'

Put aside any preconception you may have about what deems a house a “cottage,” for this brand-new listing, classified as a “French Country Cottage” in MLS (Multiple Listing Service), is a far cry from your grandmother’s bungalow. The first of 11 homes in Boxford’s newest neighborhood, this stunning offering by acclaimed builder Amberwood Development Corporation boasts an astounding 4,300 square feet of living space, 10 gracious rooms and all of the exceptional detailing one would anticipate from this revered developer.

“In this area, John Sanidas and his team are well-known for using premium finishings and for the thoughtful use of materials. This subdivision will be no different,” says Coldwell Banker’s Stephen Horne, who lists this property with his wife and partner, Judy. “His intent is to bring this house, as well as all of the houses to be built here, into the 21st century. From fiber board cement siding to composite white board trims to 40-year architectural shingled roofs, these homes will be virtually maintenance-free. Even the utility systems are interesting. All of the homes will have sophisticated geothermal heating and cooling, which is not only very cost-effective but also comes with a $21,000 tax credit for the first homeowner.”

While the “bones” of this house are undoubtedly impressive, the aesthetics are equally pleasing. Throughout this home are beautiful hardwood floors, 8- to 9-foot ceilings and detailed moldings. Formal spaces are exquisite and include a living room with coiffured ceiling and stone-faced fireplace and a dining room complete with tray ceiling, wet bar, classic wainscoting and multiple windows.

A generous family room with deck access flows effortlessly to a chef’s kitchen, well-equipped and visually appealing with stainless-steel Monogram appliances, cherry cabinets, granite counters and a center island with gas cooktop and seating for five. A sunny hexagon-shaped bump-out makes for a perfect breakfast nook from which to enjoy the view. Rounding off this level is an in-home office and full laundry.

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