SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

May 17, 2013

Hamilton estate offers peace and tranquility

BY LILLIAN SHAPIRO
DIRECTOR OF REAL ESTATE ADVERTISING

---- — While every property bears a certain degree of distinction, what truly sets a home apart is strategic attention to detail. As is apparent in this remarkable Hamilton Colonial, a simple alteration to a classic style combined with an eclectic blend of materials can take a house from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

Though sporting a traditional façade, inside find a fluid contemporary design where wide open spaces invite natural light all day long. “This house is filled with windows and skylights, giving every room a constant brightness,” says Realtor Mary Wood of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “From the minute you walk in, you can’t help but be struck by the spaciousness of this gorgeous home.”

A gracious foyer with double glass doors and an attention-grabbing mosaic floor leads to a main living area undeniably designed with entertaining in mind. The two-story living room is breathtaking, complete with vaulted tray ceiling, stacked multi-paned windows and a custom stone fireplace. An enviable chef’s kitchen has been recently redesigned to feature top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, generous lighting, granite countertops, a center island with seating for three and a dining alcove encased in windows. Should you opt for a more formal space, the adjacent dining room is perfect for larger gatherings.

For less structured get-togethers, find a step-down family room that simply has it all, including multiple skylights, French doors to a stone terrace, gas fireplace, an entertainment center and a spacious office nook with custom workstation.

Rounding off this main level, and in keeping with the thoughtfulness of the floor plan, is a gorgeous master bedroom complete with gas fireplace, fabulous walk-in closets with built-in storage and an en-suite bath with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.

Upstairs, find a cozy study, two bedrooms and a shared bath furnished with double vanities and whirlpool soaking tub.

Included in the impressive 5,167 square feet of living space here is the partially finished basement. Boasting a bedroom, 3/4 bath with steam shower, two additional rooms and a separate entrance, this would be the ideal au pair or guest suite perhaps.

Additional amenities in this home include recessed lighting, new hardwood floors, Wi-Fi throughout, a two-car garage with attached mudroom and a professional grade heated greenhouse. Newly listed for $1,129,000, this idyllic country estate rests on over 6 acres of land in a lovely neighborhood of similar homes.

“This is a lot of house, but despite its overall size, it is homey and cozy,” says Wood. “And of course, the location is fabulous. Imagine all this AND a placid, serene setting. This is really a gem of a property.”

For more information, or to schedule a private viewing, call Mary Wood at 978-882-4310.

AT A GLANCE: 11 rooms 4 bedrooms 3.5 baths 5,167 square feet 6-plus acres $1,129,000 LISTED BY: Mary Wood Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 978-882-4310 Mary.Wood@NEMoves.com www.NewEnglandMoves.com