, Salem, MA

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January 31, 2014

Luxury condo in Salem's historic district is move-in ready

If you’ve ever aspired to live in Salem’s esteemed McIntire District but couldn’t afford the price tag, this may be the opportunity you’ve been hoping for. Nestled among the noteworthy manses that have made this neighborhood famous is this exquisite condominium listed for $439,000. One of two units in the Samuel C. Oliver House, this home is riddled with all of the expected period charm, while concurrently affording every conceivable 21st century amenity.

“This is an exquisite luxury condo with unique historical features throughout, including three marble McIntire fireplaces and refurbished original windows, moldings and oak floors,” says marketing agent Kathie Strout of Century 21 North Shore. “This is a house that is filled with history. Samuel Oliver, a lieutenant colonel in the Civil War and successful Salem businessman, was said to have used the alcove in the front of the house as a lookout in the 1850s. It has a very interesting story.”

Constructed in a townhouse style spanning the upper two floors, this home is sure to please the buyer with the affinity for entertaining. On the main level, the newly renovated kitchen boasts rich cherry cabinetry, granite countertops and top-of-the-line stainless-steel appliances, including a Wolf stove. In a nod to the home’s ancestry, find an old-fashioned butler’s door for easy access to the formal dining room complete with one of the aforementioned fireplaces, the original wet bar and dramatic Ionic pillars. The living room, flanked by matching columns, is also adorned by a marble fireplace.

For less structured gatherings, a family room with hardwood flooring and a fireplace to warm you rounds off this level.

Thoughtfully designed for the utmost in privacy, four generous bedrooms are found a floor above.

“On this third level, the ceilings are exceptionally high, giving a truly grand feeling,” says Strout. “Even more noteworthy is that for a house this age, there is a remarkable amount of closet space, including a walk-in closet in the master and a ‘his and hers’ California closeted walk-in room in the hall.”

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