SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

February 22, 2013

Wenham single-family provides country club living

BY LILLIAN SHAPIRO
DIRECTOR OF REAL ESTATE ADVERTISING

---- — As they say, “it’s all in the details,” a sentiment not lost on this spectacular Wenham ranch. The astounding $185,000 spent on renovations here is evident at every turn. From the stunning incorporation of exotic hardwoods on the interior to the inviting and meticulous detailing of an unrivaled backyard, this is, quite simply, one very special property.

Listed by Ted Richard of J Barrett Realty for $549,900, this home boasts a contemporary styling that is both striking and practical. Thanks to the comfort and functionality of one-level living, homes of this design are very sought-after, according to the Realtor. “This house would be appealing to any category of buyer. Be it a young family, a retiree or a single looking for an easy lifestyle, having everything on one floor just makes sense.”

Architecturally speaking, this is a very interesting house with features such as soaring vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and an eclectic mix of pickled oak and Brazilian cherry flooring. Richard is quick to caution, “Don’t be deceived by the inauspicious façade, for the inside is a gorgeous splash of design perfection.”

The formal living room with fireplace is spacious and multifunctional, thanks to a custom floor-to-ceiling work station. Affording a more relaxed space is a sun-drenched family room complete with a stone fireplace and tremendous windows. Should entertaining be your forte, the dining room and kitchen come together thoughtfully to make large gatherings a snap. Newly designed with both functionality and beauty in mind, this space features cherry cabinetry with granite counters; a center island; stainless-steel appliances, including a beverage cooler; and multiple skylights.

Rounding off this remarkable home are three full granite accented baths and three bedrooms. The sprawling master suite is fabulous, boasting a cathedral-like ceiling with redwood beams, new plush carpeting and glass sliders to the magnificent yard.

While this house is unarguably striking, what is perhaps the crowning jewel here is the backyard. Landscaped to perfection with seasonal perennials and decorative grasses, any homeowner will be hard-pressed to “come inside” once the warmer weather arrives. Here, find a generous concrete patio with dual propane fire pits, a regulation-size tennis court with two basketball hoops and an in-ground swimming pool complete with pool house.

“Whether you like big parties or more intimate family get-togethers, this is the place that everyone will want to flock to,” Richard says. “With grounds like these and wide open spaces inside, you are sure to feel like you’re at your very own mini ‘Wenham Country Club.’”

An open house is planned for Sunday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at 64 Topsfield Road. For more information, or to schedule a private viewing, call Ted Richard at 978-921-1117.

AT A GLANCE 8 rooms 3 bedrooms 3 full baths 2,700 square feet $549,900 LISTED BY Ted Richard J Barrett Realty 978-921-1117 tedrichardverizon.net www.jbarrettrealty.com