EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 14, 2012

Timeless cape offers front-row seat on natural beauty

Open house today, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

By Linda Greenstein Correspondent
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Wow! Step into the oceanfront home on Beach Plum Way in income-tax-free Hampton, N.H. and the natural splendor of Plaice Cove and the Atlantic Ocean all the way out to the horizon unfold before your eyes. The charming classic cape offers a wall of full length windows and doors that frame the spectacular views and provide an amazing front row seat on the natural beauty of the frothy waves rolling up on to the picturesque beach and the shoreline with breath-taking vistas out to the Isles of Shoals.

Built in 1905, the timeless three-bedroom cape was completely redone in 2007. The careful renovations preserved a handsome wood-burning beachstone fireplace and the character of the home while maximizing the spectacular views and providing a contemporary open floor plan.

Located on a stretch of beach of multi-million dollar homes and elegant oceanfront estates, the home is delightful with traditional wooden cedar shakes and exquisite professional landscaping that enhances the oceanfront location with bursts of color from neat flower gardens and roses climbing weathered trellises. Butterflies dart among the fragrant flowers and gulls glide overhead on the salty breeze. There is a lovely farmer’s porch on the front and an amazing wrap-around oceanfront deck on the rear and side of the home.

While the heart-stopping views immediately capture your attention, the home is equally inviting with luxurious details throughout. The warm tones of the hardwood floors, staircase and cabinetry are a perfect balance to the omnipresent ocean views.

The open concept is ideal for entertaining year-round. The full-width oceanfront living room opens out to the wondrous wrap-around deck with plenty of room for seating, cooking, dining or simply relaxing. It is an awe-inspiring spot for watching the sunrise or for dining under the stars.

The gorgeous beachstone fireplace, built-in bookcases and a television area, make the living room a completely comfortable space for everyday living. It is easy to envision sitting in the warm glow of the fireplace reading while the moon rises over the ocean on a cool night.

The dining room is wide open to the epicurean-inspired kitchen and living room. There are ocean views from all three rooms. It would be awesome to enjoy a dinner in the dining room while watching the starlight sparkle on the ocean out side the glass doors.

The bright kitchen with granite and Silestone counters, hardwood floors and exceptional workspace would please even a gourmet cook.

A delightful half bath completes the first floor.

Up the angled-hardwood staircase are three charming bedrooms including oceanfront master suite with truly astonishing vistas from a bank of four windows that make you feel like you are hovering over the ocean. The rhythmic sound of the surf is a calming backdrop to the handsome room. The spacious suite offers a fabulous private bath with stunning fixtures and exquisite tile work. A rare find in a vintage home, the master suite has plenty of storage with two closets and a third walk-in closet.

The other two bedrooms are enchanting and share an attractive bath with a shower.

There is a full basement with a laundry and a partially finished room that would make great family space or a media room.

The meticulously maintained home in move-in condition offers many desirable amenities including like-new motorized storm shutters to cover the oceanfront sliders, efficient natural gas heat, central air conditioning and pubic water and sewer. There is off–street parking and it would be possible to raise the house to create a garage under if desired.

While the serene oceanfront location is a natural paradise, it is only minutes from major commuter routes, tax-free shopping, great restaurants and entertainment.

Marketed by Patrick Carey of Carey & Giampa Realtors, at $1,150,000, the classic year-round beach house features 1,656 square feet of thoughtfully planned living space that feels much larger. To appreciate the fabulous location, awesome floor plan and and luxurious details of the home, it needs to be seen in-person. Carey will host and open house today, Sunday, October 14, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 48 Beach Plum Way in Hampton. For directions, more information or a private showing contact Carey directly at (603) 583-1000, at the Carey & Giampa Realtors Seabrook office (603) 474-3401, Ext. 101 or via email at PWCarey@aol.com.

AT A GLANCE Where: 48 Beach Plum Way, Hampton, NH Designed for: anyone that desires an amazing oceanfront home Price: $1,150,000 Listing agency: Patrick Carey of Carey & Giampa Realtors, (603) 583-1000 www.facebook.com/careyandgiampa