SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

Homes of the Week

September 26, 2013

Magnificent Ipswich contemporary home is beautiful inside and out

Situated atop 15 glorious acres of Ipswich’s Heartbreak Hill and commanding views of the Atlantic all the way to Southern Maine, this contemporary stunner is a tribute to what happens when innovative design meets impeccable décor aesthetic.

The surrounding natural world of woods, wildlife and ocean become a part of the interior design creating a sort of domestic orchestration in which the setting plays counterpoint to the geometric precision that guided the architect. The home is strikingly unique even as it evokes images of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most influential work Fallingwater.

“To live in this house feels something like what it must have been like to command a clipper ship in the great age of sail where you feel at once utterly self-contained, secure in the sense of being one with the elements,” observes listing agent Amanda Armstrong of By The Sea Sotheby’s International Realty, Beverly Farms. “There is a sense of vastness both inside and out, encouraged by the sprawling grounds and oversized rooms that flow into one another, that is liberating.”

Throughout the residence are large, open spaces filled with light and purposeful design. The open concept design still provides a number of areas stylized for private contemplation, reading, studying, enjoying music and art or just relaxing. There are four bedrooms and a master suite with a fireplace and spa-like bath. The home also includes spacious guest and au pair suites that are smartly set apart from the main living spaces allowing guests and live-in help their privacy.

There is a wonderful wine cellar that’s really more like a wine living room with its beautiful wall of wine and comfortable sitting area. The fireplaced dining room with deck and inspiring views is ideal for large or small scale entertaining. With very few interior walls, this iconic home is constructed so that the structure is supported by a series of steel beams allowing for exterior walls that are nearly all glass. The dining area and kitchen are at once contemporary and warm. The kitchen’s top-line appliances and sleek design will inspire the novice and the gourmet and here, as throughout the home, the radiant floors add even more warmth to the areas given beauty and depth by the marvelous design choices of gleaming deeply-colored wood. The laundry room, with custom cabinetry and two sets of washers and dryers, is larger than many people’s kitchens. Just off that room is a private sitting room for reading, sewing, or just contemplating the beauty of the setting.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Homes of the Week
  • Longbranch1 Enjoy breathtaking views, cool summer nights on the Atlantic

    Should you be in the market for a seaside home with a "twist," search no more, for this breathtaking Rockport home located on Andrew's Point is possibly unlike anything you have previously seen. From its soaring ceilings to its walls of glass to its

    July 25, 2014 4 Photos

  • Turner1 Turner Hill showcases existing homes on market

    As the development team for The Residences at Turner Hill finalizes plans for new residential offerings and enhanced amenities at the 311-acre community in Ipswich, there is currently an opportunity to purchase one of the few remaining villas and tow

    May 16, 2014 3 Photos

  • anderson1 Newburyport Colonial offers flexibility, convenience, solutions

    As family circumstances become more complex, finding the perfect living situation in which to "co-exist" can be challenging. While privacy is often the big trade-off, it doesn't always have to be. So, should you be in search of a "multi-generational"

    July 25, 2014 5 Photos

  • point1 Vacation year-round on beautiful Plum Island

    Should three-hour backups at the Bourne and over-the-top tallies at the gas pump still be fresh on your mind from the Fourth of July, you may be rethinking your summer plans going forward. While the lure of Cape Cod may be tempting, the "less travele

    July 18, 2014 4 Photos

  • arts1 Come home to something different in Wenham

    Custom designed and masterfully constructed, this pristine Wenham residence is quintessential New England at its finest. Presenting natural materials on the exterior and featuring clean lines and simple forms throughout its interior, this definitive

    July 18, 2014 4 Photos

  • witham3 Gloucester home is serene retreat Though its location makes it prime real estate for beach lovers, even the most ardent fans of the shore may find it hard to leave the confines of this gorgeous house. Sited just a short distance from Good Harbor Beach, this meticulous property with s

    July 11, 2014 5 Photos

  • turner1 Turner Hill ready for summer Home & Garden tour IPSWICH -- The charming residential golf community of Turner Hill, located at 3 Manor House Lane in Ipswich, welcomes all to a solstice celebration at its summer Home & Garden tour being held July 12 to 20. Experience Turner Hill's unique history and

    July 11, 2014 3 Photos

  • Bridge1 Outstanding views combine with luxurious living on Marblehead Neck

    Panoramic vistas, spectacular water views spanning as far off as Boston and a magnificent home from which to admire those may sound like a fantasy for most. However, should you be in the market for just that, search no further, for this stunning cont

    July 4, 2014 3 Photos

  • Forster1 Sun-lit stunner affords incomparable sweeping views

    Pleasing "all of the people, all of the time" may seem a monumental task, but this breathtaking shingle-style Colonial in Manchester-by-the-Sea might possibly come close to doing just that. For when it comes to real estate, whether you gravitate towa

    June 27, 2014 4 Photos

  • rose1 Join in the festivities and take another look at The Residences at Rose Court

    If you think you have seen The Residences of Rose Court, think again. As the new season unfolds, so does a fresh look for one of Danvers' latest and greatest multigenerational communities. PSR Real Estate Marketing representatives Tina Brzezenski and

    June 20, 2014 3 Photos

HOMES SPECIAL
NDN Video
Heartwarming 'Batkid Begins' Documentary is Tear-Jerker Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up Broken Water Main Floods UCLA "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad