Right on the heels of Peabody ranking 5th on realtor.com’s list of the top “hottest zip codes”, comes this fabulous colonial set on a quiet cul de sac within minutes of Bishop Fenwick High School and convenient Route 128. Complete with all the “bells and whistles”, this home boasts an artistic interior complete with versatile rooms and stunning architectural details. On the market for $625,000, it is proudly presented by Kathleen Murphy of Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty.

“There are so many nice little appointments around every corner making this very special — things like bullseye moldings, custom trims, ceiling fans, and porthole windows,” says the Realtor. “With its tasteful blend of ‘new and old’, this home has an actual personality, which is something we rarely see in newer homes.”

A welcoming covered porch leads the way to a formal living room with a floor to ceiling stone-faced gas fireplace and a generous dining area with built-in window seat and French doors opening to a two-level deck. Guaranteed to please even the most intimidated cook, the large kitchen is well-equipped with ample oak cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, and a center island with storage. Rounding off this level is a whimsical half bath with a tin ceiling, slate floor, and a wrought iron pedestal sink.

For more casual gatherings, a tremendous great room on the second floor is spectacular, with a soaring beamed ceiling, walls of Palladian windows, gas fireplace, and a charming Juliette balcony. Sharing this level are two bedrooms including an en suite master enriched by a separate dressing area with cedar closet and a spa-like bath with Jacuzzi soaking tub. There is also a second full bath. A third bedroom with gleaming wood floors, pitched ceiling and five glorious skylights on the third level is light and bright and idyllically private.

While most would agree that this home has its fair share of delightful surprises, the one that is perhaps the most unexpected can be found in the garage. While it was designed to easily house two cars, this heated space featuring an epoxy floor, framed windows, and crown moldings, has instead been repurposed as an additional party/living space.

Additional highlights of this very flexible home include central air conditioning on the second and third floor, an unfinished yet fully plumbed basement, an over-sized shed with electricity, and a fenced-in backyard.

“Peabody is that ‘sweet spot’ right now. It’s a wonderful, accessible area where you can get a lot for your money,” says Murphy. “It is so nice to show a house that people can really get excited about.”

An open house at 14 Westview Circle is planned for this Saturday, April 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. For additional information, call Kathleen Murphy direct at 781-631-1898 or on her cell at 603-498-6817. 

AT A GLANCE:

3 bedrooms

2 full and 1 half bath

3,000 square feet

$625,000

LISTED BY:

Kathleen Murphy

Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty

781-631-1898 or 603-498-6817

www.kathleenmurphyrealestate.com