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August 2, 2013

Enchanting cottage is a Danvers delight

Situated on a lovely private wooded lot, this Danvers cottage-style, 2,481 square-foot home offers the enchantment of a natural setting that’s just minutes away from some of the best schools and shopping on the North Shore. Its setting on a quiet cul-de-sac adds additional privacy and serenity to an already idyllic location.

This is a residence full of charm and all of the classic touches that give true character to a home. The first-floor space features a large eat-in kitchen enhanced by custom cabinetry. The early 20th-century woodwork is as pristine as the rest of this appealing home. Sunlight streams through the leaded glass windows and dances on the beautiful Gum Wood paneling on the first floor. The fine wood paneling adds warmth and luxury to the living and dining rooms. The sunny living room — with its fireplace, beamed ceiling, and gleaming hardwood floors — is as perfectly suited to intimate family gatherings as it is to more expansive entertaining. The sunroom is a flexible space that could easily be used as a fourth bedroom or a home office. A bedroom and first-floor bath complete the main level of the residence.

“It’s a period house that was custom built in 1928 and has been in the same family for nearly the last half century,” said listing agent David Ashton of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Salem. “The house has a very English cottage sensibility to it. What’s so special is that it’s a very private location, but still really close to the shopping malls, the schools, and Route 128 for commuters.”

Upstairs is the master bedroom with a room-cooling ceiling fan, an additional bedroom and the second full bath. The basement houses the laundry and a half bath. The fully-applianced home comes with the range, refrigerator, and dishwasher, as well as a washer and dryer. Flooring is a combination of tiling and hardwood. In addition to the detached two-car garage, there is a paved driveway with parking for six vehicles.

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