EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

December 23, 2012

Renovated cape offers both style and substance

By Linda Greenstein
Advertising consultant

---- — Some homes have great curb appeal, some have great location, some have great style. The attractive contemporary cape at 15 Copley Circle in North Andover has all three and so much more.

Located in a quiet neighborhood in the Old Center of town, the lovely home was completely renovated last year. It is in immaculate, move-in condition ready for a new owner to embrace its flawless mixture of clean contemporary lines, fabulous floor plan and classic architectural details.

The exterior of the home is charming with lovely professional landscaping, flowering trees, paved driveway and walkway, a covered front entry and an architecturally stunning window combination that sets the tone for the extraordinary details inside.

Stepping inside the welcoming two-story front foyer, a visitor is astonished by the soaring space, natural light, tiled floor and angled staircase. To the left is an amazing formal living room sure to impress guests. A handsome wood-burning fireplace framed by classical mantelpiece anchors the two-story room, filled with natural light. The gorgeous geometric window combination on one side and a second floor balcony that opens the space to an upstairs sitting or family room contrast the exquisite fireplace. Dark hardwood floors warm the large space while tying the classic details and contemporary elements together into a design masterpiece.

To the right is a charming dining room with beautiful hardwood floors, multiple windows for natural light and elegant wainscoting. With a wide opening to the kitchen, this comfortable room would work well for entertaining or family gatherings.

The rear of the house is spectacular with an open floor plan, just right for a contemporary lifestyle. The combined space includes the eat-in kitchen, large family room and glass doors that extend the living space out to a large deck, aboveground pool and private backyard. The space is visually stunning with vaulted ceiling, gleaming hardwood floors and loads of windows that link the space to the beautiful backyard.

The kitchen workspace is outstanding with new appliances, granite counters, custom cabinetry, an island, recessed lights and a built-in bar. A direct entrance from the attached two-car garage makes it a breeze to carry in groceries and the laundry is discreetly and conveniently located between the kitchen and first-floor master bedroom suite.

The sizeable first-floor master bedroom suite is beautifully designed with a walk-in and double closet, a bank of three windows for natural light, elegant crown molding and delicate archways. The new luxurious master bath is an oasis of style and comfort with a large corner jet tub for relaxing, separate tile and glass shower with marble bench, two vanities, attractive tile work throughout and a handy linen closet.

Upstairs are two bedrooms, a loft room that overlooks the living room, a large tiled full bath and loads of storage under the eaves. The loft room is a true bonus as it provides additional family space upstairs. The comfortable bedrooms have large windows with lovely views and good closet space.

The lower level is a pleasant surprise in that it has recently been completely finished and includes a bath and an additional room that could easily be a fourth bedroom. The flexible finished lower level has windows and plush carpeting along with a delightful built-in wet bar and space for a pool table and large screen television. It could be a great family retreat or it would make an excellent space for casual entertaining. The space is large and well divided to accommodate a home office, music studio and exercise or yoga room. There is already a separate workshop with built-in bench and new industrial flooring.

Completely renovated last year the home offers central air conditioning, efficient gas heat, security system, town water and public sewer. It is located just minutes from major commuter routes, shopping, schools and the youth center. The lovely historic common, site of concerts and cultural events, is an easy stroll from the home.

Marketed by Constance Doto of the Connie Doto Realty Group at $626,102, this attractive, renovated home is deceivingly spacious. It is impossible to appreciate the size, fine details and amenities by driving by. For more information or a private appointment to tour the handsome home, contact Connie Doto at her office (978) 683-0004, ext. 400, via cell phone at (978) 697-5488 or visit conniedotorealtygroup.com.

At a glance Where: 15 Copley Circle. North Andover Designed for: Those who want a stunning, move-in-ready home in a quiet neighborhood Price: $626,102 Listed by: Connie Doto, (978) 697-5488