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Friday, October 2, 2020 Real Estate Marketplace- Piece of History Shines Bright in Bucolic Wenham

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, October 2nd in the Real Estate Marketplace is 4 Linden Street, Wenham, offered at $649,000 and listed by Team Cotraro.

Piece of history shines bright in bucolic Wenham


In the midst of a quintessential New England town known for its countrified farmhouses and quaint Federalist antiques, this Gothic-inspired residence stands on its own. Inspired by English cottage architecture, the circa 1849 home was built in South Hamilton by Civil War General Joseph Andrews before it was moved to neighboring Wenham, where it would be owned by the same family for generations to come. Brand new to the market, it is listed by Team Cotraro of LUX Realty North Shore for $649,000.

“This special home was inspired by the English cottage architecture and was implemented in the Hudson River section of New York. Only a couple of homes in Wenham have examples of this Gothic style.” Says Mike Cotraro of Lux Realty North Shore.

Complete with open-work carved gables, deep-set windows, and an abundant amount of natural light, the home’s façade resembles a storybook gingerbread house. Inside, myriad period features include a gracious front foyer, intricate crown moldings, pocket doors, 9.5’ coffered ceilings, arched doorways, floor-to-ceiling windows, and wide pine pumpkin floors throughout.

The main level is symmetrical to a central hall with a grand foyer, spacious living and formal dining rooms with fireplaces, a breakfast room with chair rails and elegant moldings, a well-applianced kitchen with convenient pantry, a sunroom with a working stove, a half bath, and a home office with French doors. A generous second floor is shared by four bedrooms with ornamental fireplaces and a full bath with a pedestal sink. A spacious walk-up attic provides ample storage as well as the possibility of expanded living space should the new owner so desire.

Additional highlights of this notable home include a mudroom, an unfinished basement, a detached two-car garage with operable barn doors, and second-floor storage, a flat 1/3 acre lot bursting with perennials, a new walkway with granite stairs, and updated heating and electrical systems. Ideally located, this property is just one block from the commuter rail and the shops and restaurants in bordering Hamilton.

For more information, or to schedule a private showing, call Mike Cotraro at 978-337-6355.


  • 10 rooms
  • 4-5 bedrooms
  • 1 full and 1 half bath
  • 2,262 square feet
  • $649,000


  • Team Cotraro
  • LUX Realty North Shore
  • Mike Cotraro, 978-337-6355

Friday, September 18, 2020 Real Estate Marketplace- West Newbury Colonial Offers Comfort, Recreation, and More...

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, September 18th in the Real Estate Marketplace is 16 Archelaus Hill Road, West Newbury now offered at $875,000 listed by Byron J. Lane of 1° North.  

West Newbury colonial offers comfort, recreation and more


For those putting immediate travel plans on hold in the wake of the current circumstances, this custom designed colonial could very well be the answer to easing those quarantine woes. Nestled on a beautifully manicured 1.5 acre lot in West Newbury, this meticulously maintained residence comes complete with a beautifully landscaped oasis boasting fastidious stonework, a patio with pergola, an in-ground gunite pool with pool house, and a multi-tiered deck with distinctive areas for intimate gatherings. Presented by Byron Lane of LUX Realty North Shore, this special retreat is listed for $890,000.

“Even with its convenience to major commuter routes, downtown Newburyport, Salisbury, and Hampton , New Hampshire, this home is so privately located that it feels like a ‘staycation’ every day of the year,” says the Realtor. “It is a great property with all the bells and whistles.”

The sunny and bright main level is highlighted by a chef’s kitchen featuring granite counter tops, white shaker-style cabinets, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances including a double wall oven, and a breakfast nook. Just adjacent, a sunken family room with vaulted ceiling and a commanding brick fireplace flanked by custom shelving provides the perfect space for entertaining or day to day living. For gatherings a bit more structured, find a living room with decorative wainscoting and crown moldings and an elegant dining room enhanced by a fireplace with ornate mantel and wall sconces, chair rails, and double French doors to a three-season room overlooking the backyard.

Sharing the flight above are four bedrooms with hardwood floors, including the en suite master complete with a generous walk-in closet. A second full bath rounds off this level.

Additional amenities include a half bath on the first floor, a whole-house generator, a full basement, a pull-down attic, and an over-sized detached four-car garage with workshop.

For more information, or to schedule a private showing, call Byron Lane at 978-490-5412.


  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 full and 1 half bath
  • 2,872 square feet
  • 1.56 acres
  • $890,000


JUST LISTED by Phil Bowler- 789 Washington Street, Haverhill, MA- $429,900

JUST LISTED by Phil Bowler- 789 Washington Street, Haverhill, MA- $429,900- Beautiful 7 Room, 3 Bed, 2 bath Colonial set on an oversized corner lot. Open concept first floor with a 25-foot kitchen with granite, stainless, and an island with a prep sink. Formal living with a gas fireplace and dining room, both with hardwood floors, and a striking 2 story foyer. The second floor has a nice sitting area in the hall, master with cathedral ceiling, walk-in closet and access to the second full bath. The two other bedrooms are larger than the typical ones. Nicely finished lower level with a family room and lots of storage. The exterior has an oversized vinyl deck, a recently installed patio perfect for a fire pit and entertaining, and the yard is extra large and level, with mature trees and plenty of room for playing or gardening. Easy access to 495, and just a few minutes to downtown and NH shopping  

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Beverly, MA Recreational Winter/Spring 2020 Program Brochure

LUX Realty North Shore is a proud advertiser and supporter of the Beverly Rec Department. Featured in our Winter/Spring Ad is Beckmill Crossing Condominiums, Beverly's newest construction townhouse complex. Featuring five, three-bedroom, 1,400+ sq. ft. townhouses with 1 car garage! Great opportunity to purchase new construction conveniently located near the Beverly MBTA, schools, the Cummings Center, shopping, restaurants, and vibrant downtown! Call or text (978-337-6355) Team Cotraro for more information on these beautiful homes!

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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


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.



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







LUX Realty North Shore Celebrates 5 Years in Business & the Grand Opening of Their Downtown Beverly Office



LUX Realty North Shore, a privately and locally owned residential and commercial real estate firm proudly celebrates their 5th anniversary and the grand opening of their new flagship office. LUX recently took over the 3,000 sq. ft. commercial space located at 228 Cabot Street, formerly Barter Brothers Florist Shop.

“It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since we first opened our doors in Beverly Farms, all thanks to the overwhelming support of our clients, friends, and family. We are so excited to be a part of Beverly’s thriving downtown community!” says Broker-Owner Henry Pizzo. “When we began LUX Realty North Shore, we had a clear vision of providing superior Customer Service by some of the best and top-quality REALTORS® in the industry. I am proud to say our culture and vision has not changed since the Fall of 2014, although we have grown from three REALTORS® to twenty-three.”

LUX Realty North Shore offers all the services of a franchise brokerage plus the personal attention and detail our clients deserve. We love what we do, and our goal is to be your REALTOR® for life. So, call or stop by and let our passion and commitment work for you! 

LUX Realty North Shore is a boutique real estate agency serving all of Cape Ann, the North Shore, and Southern New Hampshire communities. Now located at 228 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915. 978-922-1000 www.LuxRealtyNorthShore.com


Friday, October 4, 2019 Real Estate Marketplace- North Salem Townhome Offers Unsurpassed Adaptability

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, October 4th in the Real Estate Marketplace is 73 Orchard Street, Unit 2, Salem- $624,500 listed by Team Cotraro.

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North Salem townhome offers unsurpassed adaptability


It will prove quite difficult to find a “home” that compares to this impeccably maintained townhouse. Complete with a seamless blend of old-world charm and current-day amenities, this bi-level home offers an unmatched versatility, a quiet North Salem location, and enchantingly appointed rooms. Recently introduced by Team Cotraro of LUX Realty North Shore, it listed for $624,500.

Spanning the second and third levels of a masterfully converted 1920s Colonial, this unit is filled with beautiful details such as gleaming hardwood floors, original crown moldings, and stained glass, exposed brick, and bay windows. While many of these features are deeply rooted in its history, modern updates have brought this home to a whole other level, including high beaded ceilings, recessed lighting, and a gas fireplace in the living/dining room. The newly updated kitchen is absolutely stunning with high-end stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, a soapstone backsplash, custom built-in shelving, and a sweet breakfast nook. Rounding off this floor are two bedrooms, one full and one half bath.

Offering peek-a-boo ocean views, a private balcony, and a world of possibilities, the second level is a virtual “home in itself”. Ideally suited for a master suite or guest quarter perhaps, this phenomenal space affords a generous room complete with a kitchenette, wine chiller, skylight, and a repurposed sliding barn door. An expansive bedroom sporting vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, a remote control chandelier and a large walk-in closet is further enhanced by an en suite bath with a two-sided shower, a luxurious soaking tub, and a handcrafted linen closet. A bonus lower level offers two heated rooms as well as a spacious storage area.

Other notable highlights of this bright and airy property include a private entrance, an additional two porches, an updated two-zone heating system, a one-car garage, and a brick patio with fire pit. Though tucked away in a peaceful neighborhood, this home is just a half-mile from the train station and less than a mile from vibrant downtown Salem.

“This is the perfect home for that buyer in search of something special. There is absolutely nothing ‘cookie cutter’ about it,” says Mary Cotraro. “The seller, who is a master craftsman, poured his heart and soul into this house and it shows. Each and every room is unique unto itself. You literally have to stop and look around in order to take it all in.”

For more information, or to schedule a showing, call Mary Cotraro at 978-927-3363 or Mike Cotraro at 978-337-6355.



  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 full and 1 half bath
  • 2,290 square feet
  • $624,500