BY LILLIAN SHAPIRO
DIRECTOR OF REAL ESTATE ADVERTISING
---- — Nestled among prominent restoration projects, plaqued Federalist dwellings and historically relevant manses, find two homes in Salem that are brand new. Desirably located on the Neck and sited on lots of nearly 6,000 square feet, these recently built Victorian cottages presented by Tache Real Estate boast all the “bells and whistles” of new construction without the likely price tag.
“These are fantastic, affordable homes perfect for the first-time homebuyer or anyone simply looking for the lifestyle that downtown Salem offers,” says real estate agent George Fallon, who markets these listings with fellow agent Terryanne St. Pierre. “At just $369,900, the value here is obvious.”
Each house affords a generous 1,700 square feet of living space and a splendidly versatile floor plan. Thanks to the fluidity of the design, the main levels are ideal for entertaining a generous crowd. The nicely appointed kitchen, complete with stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops and copious breakfast bar opens thoughtfully to the living and dining rooms. For additional space, albeit seasonal, a rear deck is easily accessed through French doors in the kitchen. Rounding off this level is a laundry room and a ceramic tiled half-bath with granite vanities.
Just above, a spacious master bedroom suite with wood flooring, full bath and ample closet space overlooks a level backyard. Two additional bedrooms share the second full bath.
While interior styles may vary, enhanced features are certain to include gleaming hardwood floors throughout, ceiling fans, recessed lighting and central air conditioning. A full basement offers great storage and the potential for expansion should there be the need. Additionally, buyers can take solace in knowing that both of these sunlit homes come complete with Home Energy Rating System Certificates and builder’s warranties.
“With exteriors that are virtually maintenance free, both of these homes will practically take care of themselves,” says Fallon. “Couple that with the fact that they are a short distance to the waterfront, the Salem or Beverly train depots, a world-class museum and fabulous local restaurants, you’ve got a win/win.”
Should all go according to plan, St. Pierre expects these properties will be available for viewing beginning Dec. 12. For more information or to schedule a private showing, call or George Fallon at 978-375-6150 or Terryanne St. Pierre at 978-580-9396.
AT A GLANCE