Rarely found in scenic Magnolia, according to Realtor Martha Anger of Engel & Völkers By the Sea, this extraordinary shingle-style home within a short distance of the beach and the village, boasts an innately private cul-de-sac setting on nearly two bucolic acres. And while it dates back to the 1880s and is known for once being the summer home of Captain Charles G.C. Thornton, it has received extensive updates focused on 21st century proficiency. New to market, it is listed for $829,000.

“The current owners have improved what was already a remarkable home with numerous updates such as installing a new propane fueled boiler and hot water heater, split-type air conditioning units in the master bedroom and kitchen, a whole house water filtration system, and new insulation in both the basement and the attic. They have also replaced shingles, painted the entire exterior, and put in several new Andersen windows on the second floor,” she says. “They’ve buttoned-up the house, making it more energy efficient.”

Alongside these modernizations, the home has retained its period charm thanks to features such as original hardwood flooring, high coved ceilings, custom built-ins, multiple fireplaces, and leaded glass. Perhaps the greatest nod to its ancestry however, is a welcoming covered porch ushering you into a tremendous proper entryway. From there, find a spacious living room with a wall of shelving and window seats and a formal dining room enhanced by French doors and a beautiful yet purposeful buffet. A thoughtful open floor plan allows for an easy flow to the generous eat-in kitchen complete with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, recessed lighting, and a large center island. Rounding off this main floor is a full bath, a laundry room, and a home office with a separate entrance.

An en suite master upstairs features a wood burning fireplace, a walk-in closet, hardwood flooring, and a luxurious bathroom with double sinks and a jetted tub. Sharing this level are three additional bedrooms and two full baths.

Outside, the professionally landscaped grounds have been designed for low maintenance with magnificent perennial gardens, specimen trees, natural outcroppings, and a well-fed irrigation system. For further enjoyment when the weather permits, find a sprawling bluestone patio, a hot tub, and a fire pit.

“This is the ideal spot for taking in evening sunsets and cool ocean breezes,” says Anger. “There should be little wonder why there is so much interest in Magnolia. This seaside village location is tucked away but it is also just moments to everything you want, including Route 128 for easy commuting. This home is a ‘Must See’.”

An open house is planned for Sunday, May 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 7 Emily Lane. For more information, call Martha Anger at 781-727-4547.

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