Throughout the painstaking renovations of this 1900s Rockport colonial, realtor/builder John Pardee and his crew were consciously respectful of its historic significance. So while this newly restored home may resemble new construction, its period appointments and 20th century charm were thoughtfully preserved where ever it made sense.

“I am a fan of keeping the flavor of a structure rather than making it ‘cookie cutter’,” says Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Pardee, who lists it for $529,000. “We brought the home up to present day by replacing or updating the electrical and plumbing including a new boiler, installing a four-zone heating system, replacing the roof, and putting in all new Energy Star Thermopane windows. We also built closets, blew in insulation, and added pull-down attic stairs. At the same time, we kept as many of the important details as we could – things like curved doorways, the mahogany banister on the main staircase, dental moldings, and some of the original hardwood floors.”

The home’s traditional foyer leads the way to the freshly painted living, dining, and family rooms; all enhanced by high ceilings, gleaming floors, recessed lighting, and over-sized windows. The spacious kitchen is wide open and beautifully furnished with brand new white cabinets, quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and access to a backyard-facing deck. A half bath complete with washer/dryer hook-up rounds off the first level.

Sharing the second floor are two bedrooms including the master and a full bath featuring designer marble tiling. A third bedroom, along with a spacious bonus room with wood-like laminate flooring, occupies the lower level.

“This extra space would be perfect for the professional in need of an in-home office because it has a private entrance,” says Pardee. “It would also be great for a playroom, media room, or home gym. The possibilities are endless.”

Ideally located on a well-loved side street in Rockport’s desirable Pigeon Cove neighborhood, this home is also close to public transportation, walking/jogging trails, tennis courts, area beaches, the harbor, and Route 128.

An open house is planned for Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at 17 Curtis Street. For more information, or to schedule a private viewing, call John Pardee at 508-439-0838. Visit www.ColdwellBankerHomes.com for additional photos.

AT A GLANCE:

· 3 bedrooms

· 1 full and 1 half bath

· 1,878 square feet

· $529,000

LISTED BY:

· John Pardee

· Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

· 508-439-0838

· www.ColdwellBankerHomes.com

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