Blog :: 11-2019

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SOLD by Team Cotraro- 31 Lakeshore Avenue, Montserrat, Beverly- $726,000

SOLD by Team Cotraro- 31 Lakeshore Avenue, Beverly- $726,000- In a H-O-T market, Team Cotraro assisted their Buyers in finding their forever home in Beverly and getting it for under asking!! Looking to Buy or Sell? Call or text the Team with a combined 50+ years of experience and get moving today!

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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