By NANCY MADES
---- — Walk across the street to Back Beach on the weekends and up the road to the train station during the workweek — both are just minutes away from this spectacular two-bedroom Rockport Colonial. Situated on popular Granite Street (Route 127), the residence offers magnificent views of the best of Rockport from Back Beach to Sandy Bay to Bearskin Neck and Straightmouth Light. The home provides direct access for you and your guests to enjoy Rockport’s fabled Fourth of July bonfire or enjoy a summer concert on a Sunday at the historic bandstand.
“It’s a great house,” says listing agent Janet Deedy of Wentworth Group Reality. “It’s fantastic for entertaining or sitting by a cozy fire when a nor’easter is blowing.”
Solidly built in 1899, this house is all about the details that make for genuine New England charm. The home has two working fireplaces and the living room features a lovely coffered ceiling. Coffered ceilings — the architectural art of recessing ceiling panels and supporting them with beams — is an ancient Roman creation once used to support the weight of stone domes. Today, in addition to enhancing the beauty of a room, coffered ceilings enrich a room’s acoustics. There is also wood stove with a glass door to add warmth and ambiance to this gracious space.
Charisma flows from one room to the next. Host the perfect intimate dinner party or holiday meal for everyone in the dining room with its impressive built-in china cabinet framed by lovely bull’s eye trim wood molding that is carried through the room with the doors and window frames. Add even more charm and elegance to your dinner parties with the dining room’s working fireplace.
Designed with the cook in mind, the kitchen features top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances including a propane gas range and convection oven with a dough-proofing setting for the home baker, as well as a warming tray perfect for entertaining. The Liebherr refrigerator with a top rack for wine bottles offers the uppermost name in efficient, modern home refrigeration.
The garden level of the home hosts a lovely bedroom with a full bath. The upper floor’s generous bedroom with two closets, full bath, and den with sweeping views of Sandy Bay has all the makings of a dynamic master bedroom suite.
Outside is a gardener’s dream. The established 30-by-40-foot vegetable garden is fed by well water, and you can easily store all of your gardening tools in the 25-by-10-foot barn-style shed. Custom cedar fence frames the grounds that comprise two separate spaces of yard and party-friendly courtyard where you can play a round of croquet, or sit or swing under the tree originally descended from a Johnny Appleseed planting.
“The location really just makes for idyllic living,” adds Deedy. “The home offers the most beautiful ocean views. This is a property to be seen.”
This property lists for $649,000. To tour this special home, visit the Open House at 45 Granite St., Rockport, on Saturday May 4, 1 to 3 p.m., or contact listing agent Janet Deedy, Wentworth Group Realty, 978-879-8196.
AT A GLANCE: Lot size of 12,015 square feet, approximately 0.28 acres Approximately 1,430 square feet of living space Outstanding ocean views 2 driveways Parking for 5 cars $649,000 LISTED BY: Janet Deedy Wentworth Group Realty 978-879-8196