Purposefully designed to take total advantage of the ever-changing marsh and the spectacular landscape that surrounds it, this spacious 2017 contemporary in Newbury is a virtual work of art. Crafted by nationally acclaimed builder Bob Britton of Britton Construction Inc. and co-designed by Charles Hoyt of Rye, New Hampshire, this spectacular residence is sheer perfection. Brand-new to market, it is priced at $1,800,000.

“This home, which is literally right in the middle of the marsh, has such a calming effect from the moment you walk in the door,” says Listing Agent Sue Collins of J Barrett & Company. “From its luxury finishes, to its masterful construction, to its incomparable scenery, anyone would agree that this is an absolute masterpiece.”

Sited unaccompanied on 11.5 acres along the Parker River, this secluded home features an abundance of oversized windows, multiple decks and a third-floor enclosed cupola with sunrise and sunset decks that allow you to enjoy the views. Clearly conducive to entertaining, the main floor is thoughtfully fluid with a wide-open living area that includes a generous living room with fireplace, a formal dining room, a three-season room wrapped in glass, and a fabulous chef’s kitchen boasting a breakfast nook, custom cherry cabinets, Cambria countertops, a gas fireplace, and top-of-the-line appliances. Rounding off this level are a half bath, laundry area, and an in-home office.

Gracing the second floor are three custom-tiled baths and four bedrooms including the master. This luxurious suite brings two walk-in closets, walls of picture windows, sliders to a large private deck, and an opulent bath complete with porcelain floors, a double vanity with marble counters, a glass shower with multiple body sprays, a rain water shower head, and an adjustable personal shower spray, and a sumptuous slipper tub with gas fireplace above.

Also on the list of meticulous appointments, find bead board ceilings, made from Boral (which uses recycled materials in its manufacturing process), crown moldings, energy-efficient Andersen windows, recessed LED lighting, red oak flooring, and natural stone baths. Furthermore, this home has a solid cedar shingled exterior, a whole house Kohler generator, and a state-of-the-art water system with both deep and shallow wells.

In addition to its obvious beauty, this special property is easily accessible to Ipswich Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, and is conveniently close to the train station, downtown Newburyport, and Parker River Landing.

“I decided to build this house on a wooded quay that gets surrounded by water on three sides on the new- and full-moon tidal cycles. Because of its undeniably striking sanctuary setting, the home borders the Parker River Wildlife Area and it is a bird watchers’ paradise. A nesting eagle pair reside nearby and are frequently seen hunting in the skies. The land was previously owned by a local farming family, and they used it as access to the river basin and cut hay several times a season,” says Britton.

The award-winning Britton Construction, Inc. has been an esteemed builder of residential and commercial properties for more than 43 years throughout the North Shore and Merrimack Valley. To find out more, visit www.brittonconstructioninc.com. To schedule a private showing of this rare offering, or for more information, call Sue Collins at 978-758-1589.


9 rooms

4 bedrooms

3 full and 1 half bath

4,122 square feet



Sue Collins

J Barrett & Company