, Salem, MA

April 26, 2013

Hamilton property offers elegance and versatility


---- — For those who dream large, revere no more, for the surreal can now be yours. Sited atop one of Hamilton’s highest points is a breathtaking equestrian offering with all of the conceivable “bells and whistles.” From 12 exquisitely appointed rooms to a five-stall barn with heated tack room to its astounding 8-plus rolling acres on the bridle trail, this is a property unrivaled.

While its equine features are obvious, Realtor Kristin Bouchard of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is quick to point out that a listing of this caliber is sure to interest an array of discriminating buyers. “With a riding ring, three paddocks and a generous barn, there is no doubt that this would be perfect for a horse enthusiast, but at the same time, it is a wonderful piece of real estate for that someone who is simply looking for privacy and land.”

The shingle-style house with checkerboard marble entryway spans two floors with additional living space in the basement. Thoughtfully designed for ease, the main level is complete with a master bedroom with en suite bath and second bedroom with brand-new bath ideal for guests. Formal spaces in the heart of this home include the living room with fireplace and custom bookcases and a sprawling dining room with French doors on one side and spectacular mirrored pocket doors on the other. More casual rooms include a “gentleman’s office” and a second home office.

For larger, less structured gatherings, find a family room with fireplace, built-in bookcases and loads of natural light, thanks to oversized windows and a skylight. Rounding off this level is the kitchen, which boasts a six-burner gas stove, granite counters, a center island and the most spectacular vistas of the property.

Upstairs, three additional bedrooms share the space with a full bath, laundry room and sitting area.

Flawlessly decorated by the current owner, an interior designer by trade, the inside of this home is so inviting that one may want to stay put. However, there is much to be desired on the outside. In addition to the aforementioned amenities, this property features a heated, kidney-shaped swimming pool; an inviting brick patio; gated stone walls; and a two-car detached garage.

“This home includes every luxurious detail throughout its open, impeccable layout,” Bouchard says. “It has everything that anyone could want: a country-like location, stunning views, large rooms and gentle summer breezes. What more could you possibly need?”

This property, which lists for $1,995,000, is shown by appointment only. For more information, or to schedule a private tour, call Kristin Bouchard at 617-571-8823.

AT A GLANCE: 12 rooms 5 bedrooms 3 full, 2 partial baths 5,814 square feet 8.13 acres LISTED BY: Kristin Bouchard Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Manchester 617-571-8823