SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

April 19, 2013

Easy living in bucolic Hamilton setting

By Nancy Mades
Correspondent

---- — The most desirable features of New England living come together in this impressive ranch home situated comfortably among mature trees and stone walls on 1.6 pristine acres. The property features a spacious 2,692-square-foot ranch home and two large outbuildings — all lovingly maintained in move-in condition by the original family who custom-built the home in 1958.

“What makes this property so perfect is the land,” says listing agent Paul Herrick of Keller Williams Realty. “It’s so rare these days to find 1.6 acres of level open land area. It’s this wonderful, perfectly level grassy yard. It’s just a beautiful site.”

The brick exterior home includes three good-sized bedrooms, 21/2 bathrooms, and a master suite with custom-built cabinets, ample closet space and a cedar closet. Flooring is a combination of wall-to-wall carpeting in the bedrooms and hardwood and tile in the public areas. The home is cooled by central air conditioning and warmed by an oil heating system.

This expansive ranch home suggests endless possibilities for informal family living and formal or more relaxed entertaining. The finished basement includes a large playroom for kid-friendly entertaining, or host a more grown-up gathering in the large fireplaced family room. More custom features include built-ins in the family room, a front-to-back dining room and a mudroom. Enjoy views of the lush grounds from the large kitchen windows.

“The house is an easy choice because you can just buy it, move right in and live there without having to do anything,” Herrick says. Because they custom built-the home, the owners have done a fabulous job of maintaining it. “It’s located in a neighborhood of more expensive properties, so anything a new owner wanted to do to the home would certainly hold up in terms of value.”

The first of the two outbuildings is the 21-feet-by-17-feet sunroom, perfect for dining al fresco in the warm weather and cozying up to enjoy the first snowfall of winter. In addition to the two-car garage attached to the main home, the property boasts another oversized two-car unattached garage complete with a workshop for the home hobbyist. Add the paved driveway, and the home offers parking for many cars — a perk when entertaining.

“This is property all about neighborhood and location,” Herrick says. “People who know Hamilton know what a beautiful and desirable area Cutler Road is with its beautiful, mature tree lines and stone wall boundaries. It’s even near the horse trails.”

Convenient to top-rated local public and private schools, shopping, public transportation, and walking/jogging trails, its location in a neighborhood of higher-priced homes makes it one of those rare offerings for both the smart and the discriminating buyer.

This property lists for $650,000. For more information or to schedule a private viewing, call Paul Herrick at 978-927-1959.

AT A GLANCE 8 rooms 3 bedrooms 2,692 square feet Fireplace and two-car garage $650,000 LISTED BY Paul Herrick Keller Williams Realty paul@paulherrick.com 978-927-1959