Though its property line extends all the way to prominent Granite Street, the developer of this 1925 Rockport colonial had a clear vision of the home he would construct. It would be built atop a solid granite foundation on a half-acre lot, be surrounded by gorgeous granite walls, and most importantly — it would be perched on a hill for optimal views of the ocean. Though nearly 100 years have passed, this notable residence is still as captivating as ever. Newly listed for $1,125,000, it is proudly presented by Roger Minton of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
“This home has been lovingly cared for and while it has been renovated and updated, it still retains its unique character,” says the Realtor. “I like to refer to it as the ‘Sunrise over Sandy Bay House’ because of its spectacular views of not only the bay, but of Straitsmouth Lighthouse, Rockport Village, Granite Pier and beyond.”
Approached by a long driveway, the home’s commanding yet welcoming façade boasts two entrances and an expansive deck. Inside, a tiled entryway ushers you into a striking living/music room with oak flooring, masterful woodwork, French doors, and a tremendous granite fireplace. Just adjacent, a formal dining room is enhanced by built-in china cabinets and a large bow window with water views. Should you prefer your gatherings a bit more casual, there is an over-sized family room with a sky-lit vaulted ceiling as well as a fabulous heated sunroom with bead board wainscoting, gleaming wood floors, and doors to an ocean-facing deck.
Expanded by the current owners, the kitchen is wide open and smartly appointed with rich cherry cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel Energy Star appliances, recessed lighting, and a breakfast bar. A separate eating area features a wine chiller, a wet bar, and access to a brick patio seemingly made for al fresco dining.
Three bedrooms with wood floors and generous closets (one is cedar) share the second level with a laundry room and a sumptuous bath complete with Jacuzzi soaking tub and glass shower. For the most spectacular views of all, ascend to the third floor. Here you will find a luxurious en suite master complete with a walk-in closet with custom shelving, a changing room, and a full bath. Additionally, this home features a detached two-car solid granite garage, an updated heating system, a new hot water tank, and an unfinished basement well-suited for a wine cellar perhaps.
“This is a one-of-a-kind home with a flexible floor plan perfect for entertaining,” says Minton. “The fact that it is just a short distance to Shalin Liu Performance Center, Back Beach, Pigeon Cove and the quarries — well, that is just a bonus.”
This very special offering is shown by appointment. Call Roger Minton at 781-290-6294 for more information or to schedule a tour.
AT A GLANCE:
2 full and 1 half bath
3,156 square feet
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage