Cape Ann MA

Within the North Shore lies Cape Ann, a peninsula on the northernmost coast of Massachusetts Bay. Cape Ann is comprised of the beautiful coastal communities of Essex, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Rockport. 

Featured 2/20/2020 by Boston.com & Globe.com- 31 Beach Road, Bass Rocks, Gloucester- $999,999

Listed: A Charles Bulfinch home with a 'moving' history for less than $1 million

Earlier this month, 4,814 square feet of history went on the market in Gloucester.

Lynda Hemeon of Lux Realty North Shore listed 31 Beach Road, also known as the George H. Rogers House, for $999,999 on Feb. 7. Its namesake was a major player in the development of the town’s Bass Rocks neighborhood, according to the Massachusetts Historical Commission, and used the property as his summer home.

The house was designed by architect Charles Bulfinch, whose résumé includes the domed center building of the US Capitol, the Massachusetts State House, and an expansion of Faneuil Hall. The home also served as the clubhouse at Bass Rocks Golf Club, according to the listing.

Today, some elements of the home — particularly its weathered yellow exterior — could use some TLC. The building has endured, in addition to the test of time, a move from Boston to Gloucester in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Its current home is a 0.46-acre parcel that’s a short walk to Good Harbor Beach, and it comes with a detached two-car garage.

The Second Empire dwelling features components original to its construction, including large windows, a mansard roof, and a mahogany staircase. According to the historical commission, it has doors and windows from mansions on Boston’s Summer and Franklin streets — homes torn down to clear space for business blocks eventually wiped out by the Great Boston Fire of 1872.

The property has seven bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and one-half bathroom. One of the full baths has only the plumbing. The structure sits on a raised basement and offers a wrap-around porch. The 11 rooms are clad in colorful and floral wall coverings.

The powder blue front-to-back living room boasts two intricate marble fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases. There’s another fireplace in the formal dining room, which has a chandelier and is wrapped in floral and emerald green wallpaper. The kitchen offers a breakfast room, pantry, and morning stairs.

 

JUST LISTED by Lynda D. Hemeon- 31 Beach Road, Bass Rocks, Gloucester- $999,999

JUST LISTED by Lynda D. Hemeon- 31 Beach Road, Bass Rocks, Gloucester- $999,999- Your chance to own a piece of history! Revitalize this Stately Mansard colonial. This architectural gem boasts original fine moldings and details throughout. Designed by the famous architect, Charles Bullfinch & moved from Boston to Gloucester, this home was originally the clubhouse to the Bass Rocks Golf Club. This gracious home features a huge wrap around porch with enormous columns, the original mahogany stairway graces the foyer, the front to back living room is highlighted with 2 marble fireplaces & floor to ceiling built-in bookcases, a formal dining room has a fireplace & chair rail. The spacious kitchen has a good morning staircase, breakfast room & pantry. Seasonal ocean views can be enjoyed from the 2nd level. Natural light floods the house from the original oversized windows. A large yard & detached two-car garage round out this grand property. Located in East Gloucester, the property is just steps to Good Harbor Beach and in the highly desirable " Back Shore" neighborhood.

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SOLD by Team Cotraro- 21 Lakeview Avenue, Essex- $575,000

SOLD by Team Cotraro- 21 Lakeview Avenue, Essex- $575,000- Team Cotraro assisted their Buyers in purchasing this lakefront home on Chebacco Lake in Essex, MA for $44,000 under list price! Buying a home on the North Shore? Call/text 978.337.6355 and get the Team with a combined 50+ years of real estate sales in your corner!

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SOLD by Joy Munoz- 636 Rear Washington Street, Annisquam, Gloucester $610,000

SOLD by LUX REALTOR® Joy Munoz- 636 Rear Washington Street, Annisquam, Gloucester- $610,000- This adorable waterfront property offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to live on Mill River and has stunning views of Wingaerseheek Beach, Lobster Cove and even distant views of Crane Beach! Whether looking to Buy or Sell a waterfront property, Joy is here to help you! Call her for a free, no-obligation consultation and get moving today!

"Shore Lee" a direct waterfront property is for sale for the first time in 60 years! This one of a kind property overlooks the Mill River and enjoys views of the Annisquam River, Wingaersheek Beach, Lobster Cove and distant views of Crane Beach. The main living area is open, bright and airy and you'll love watching the changing seascape from most vantage points. The seasonal, lower level is perfect for guests or hosting summer parties as it has gas heat, a full kitchen, fireplace, 3/4 bath and a family room which opens to a generous deck. This well-maintained home has had many updates including rubber membrane roof, new metal catwalk to tidal float, repointed sea wall, exterior paint, and in the main living area, Andersen Thermopane windows. Three outbuildings provide ample storage for boating and gardening equipment. Feel like you are on vacation all year. Be one with nature and live on the water. You can never watch too many sunsets.

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Friday, November 15, 2019 Real Estate Marketplace- Gloucester Cottage Offers Striking Blend of Old and New

LUX Realty North Shore is a proud advertiser with North of Boston Media Group that publishes, The Eagle-Tribune, The Salem News, Gloucester Daily Times, and Newburyport Daily News. Featured on page 1 on Friday, November 15th in the Real Estate Marketplace is 31 King Philip Road, Gloucester- $948,000 listed by Jane Meterparel & Brian Marvelley.

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   Gloucester cottage offers striking blend of old and new

                BY LILLIAN SHAPIRO, SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT FOR REAL ESTATE MARKETPLACE

Surrounded by two and a half acres of private upland and marsh boasting unobstructed views of Biskie Head and beyond, this classic 1920’s cottage in Gloucester brings a perfect combination of twentieth-century charm and modern day convenience. Meticulously preserved and updated by its most recent stewards of more than thirty years, this residence is likely to be unlike any other you have seen, believes LUX Realty North Shore’s Brian Marvelley, who shares the $948,000 listing with Jane Meterparel.

“This is a property that allows you to swim, fish, or launch a canoe or kayak right outside your door,” says the Realtor. “The (current) owners bought this house as a summer cottage and quickly got to work insulating the roof and all of the exterior walls, installing a forced hot air heating system with central air, modernizing the plumbing, and adding a whole house generator. Despite those improvements, every visible update has been made in keeping with its history. This is a modernized house with all the early 1900’s coastal cottage details.”

A mudroom leads right to the kitchen where you will find period features such as rich natural fir walls and cabinetry, a good morning staircase, a butler’s-style pantry, and an 1880’s ornate coal burning fireplace (converted to propane) with stone surround. At the same time, this space also brings a fashionable soapstone farmer’s sink and a porcelain stove refurbished to include a six-burner range and two ovens.

That striking woodwork flows effortlessly into the formal dining and living rooms that feature large windows, a built-in china cupboard, a stone fireplace, beamed ceilings with period-appropriate fans, and French doors leading to a covered water-facing porch and hot tub. Completing this level is an enclosed heated sunroom and a powder room.

Upstairs, the master suite is beautiful with a gas stove, double marble-topped vanity, an over-sized walk-in shower with thirteen showerheads, and a private porch with access to a roof-top deck with shower. Rounding off this floor are three more bedrooms, a small laundry room, and a shared bath with a claw foot tub.

Additional highlights of this remarkable property, which is just minutes to the highway and commuter rail, include hardwood floors, a large basement for storage, a second outdoor shower, a one-car detached garage with a wood stove, and plenty of parking for guests.

The Realtors invite all interested parties to 31 King Philip Road in Gloucester for an open house on Sunday, November 17th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For questions, or to schedule a private showing, call Brian Marvelley at 978-390-7146 or Jane Meterparel at 781-237-3341.

 

AT A GLANCE:

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 full and 1 half bath
  • 2,000 square feet
  • 2.76 acres
  • $948,000

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JUST LISTED- Luxury "Smart Home" in Rockport's desirable South End- $1,895,000

Just Listed by REALTOR, Lynda D. Hemeon- 5 Penzance Road, Rockport- $1,895,000-  Breathtaking ocean views from this coastal-inspired shingled Contemporary located in Rockport's desirable South End. A short stroll to Loblolly Cove, Cape Hedge, Pebble, and Long Beaches. The Open Floor plan and Chef's kitchen are perfect for entertaining. A master suite with large steam shower, soaking tub and double walk-in closets with custom built-ins. A versatile lower level completes this home with a game room, exercise room, and home office with separate entrance could also be used as guest space. Fabulous outside spaces include a mahogany deck for the sun to the wrap-around covered porch with outside fireplace that looks out to a flat backyard. "A smart home" includes whole house radiant heat, fresh air exchanger, generator, irrigation well, and radon remediation system. Brand new 16x20 garden shed.

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Northshore Magazine- The Neighborhood Issue- September 2019