EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 28, 2012

An amazing horse property -- and fabulous home

Open house today, Oct. 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

By Linda Greenstein Correspondent
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Picturesque, peaceful and practical, the handsome Arts & Crafts home set on 20 acres at the end of a cul-de-sac neighborhood in a rural corner of Hampton Falls is also an amazing horse property complete with three paddocks, working barn, breathtaking vistas of vibrant woodlands and even a boat dock on Grapevine Run.

Custom built only eight years ago in the executive neighborhood, the beautiful home was designed to blend effortlessly into its natural surroundings and to provide the homeowners magnificent views of the paddocks, woodlands and acres and acres of conservation land abutting the property.

Lovely landscaping including tulip trees, flowering shrubs, granite steps, paved walkways and perennials enhance the attractive visual charm of the home and complement the natural beauty of the surrounding woodlands.

The home has exquisite details with a welcoming mahogany farmer’s porch, splendid array of custom designed arched windows, a three-bay garage featuring arched doors with specially-designed windows that repeat the custom Arts & Crafts window theme.

For horse lovers a beautiful and thoughtfully designed two-story, three-stall barn is a real pleasure.

The large barn has been designed so that the homeowner does not have to go outside to reach the barn in wet weather, with plenty of tack storage within easy access, a very efficient feed storage area and loft attached to the garage.

This highly efficient space is in impeccable condition, ready for new occupants.

Stepping inside the home is a visually spectacular experience.

The soaring two-and-a-half story great room has a wall of distinctive windows that frame a panoramic view of the paddocks and peaceful woodlands in splendid colors of red, orange and gold.

While the great room is a soaring space it is well balanced with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, an open bridge connecting the upstairs bedrooms and the warmth of the honey-toned natural woodwork and hardwood floors.

The home offers a fabulous open concept floor plan with the spacious dining room flowing from the great room and wide open to the handsome kitchen.

The dining room offers exquisite Arts & Crafts details, a multitude of windows, glass doors out of a rear deck and two doors connecting it to a soaring three-season screen porch.

The openness embraces the serene views, provides abundant natural light and is great for entertaining.

The handsome kitchen is every cook’s dream with a commercial-grade Viking stove and refrigerator, divine cherry Arts & Crafts custom cabinets, gorgeous granite counters, a center island with seating and even a built-in desk.

Off the kitchen is a tiled corridor that leads a laundry room and the garage.

It may be hard to get excited about a laundry, but this one with great workspace and views, is nicer than the kitchens in most homes.

A sunny first floor master suite is a delight with a private deck overlooking the paddocks and conservation land.

The en-suite master bath with an eye-catching teak floor and vanity is striking offering a steam shower with tile and marble and double shower head, double vanity, linen closet and separate water closet.

A walk-in closet provides exceptional storage.

Completing the first floor is an attractive and convenient powder room off the foyer.

Upstairs are two wonderful bedrooms and a full bath. The bright bedrooms have enormous closets, large window and unique angles.

The ground level offers a terrific living and storage space with a finished professional office including two-full size windows and glass doors that open out to the private backyard, an exercise room and a workshop.

This custom-designed home has so many details it is impossible to highlight them all. The grounds offer a covered and an open patio area with outdoor cooking space.

Above the garage is an awesome suite perfect for long-term guests, a teenager or even a nanny.

The elegant suite has a lovely sitting room with built-in bookcase, attractive tiled bath and lovely large bedroom with scenic vistas.

Horse owners will be impressed with the efficient paddock area that features pathway and to three separate paddocks allowing the homeowner to rotate or separate the horses.

A small solar-panel system regulates the electric fencing.

The paddocks also feature an outdoor water supply.

The remarkable barn is nearby and the entire area abuts conservation land, adding to the calm rural feel.

Additional amenities include central air conditioning and a multi-zone high efficiency hydro-air heating system and 12-zone lawn irrigation system.

This unique property, at 20 Starvish Lane in income-tax free Hampton Falls, offers the best of all worlds with a family-centered cul-de-sac neighborhood, acres of conservation land and easy access to major highways as Routes 1 and 95 are mere minutes from the quiet street.

The elementary school is only a short distance from the home; the area boasts many working farms and orchards, while the fabulous beaches and New Hampshire Seacoast are also nearby.

It is dream property for horse owners, especially those that currently board.

Why pay to board horses when you can have the contemporary convenience of a fabulous new custom home along with the sunning property and an incoming producing barn?

Marketed by Patrick Carey of Carey & Giampa Realtors at $949,000, this a one-of-a-kind property that needs to be seen in person to appreciate the location, details and exceptional equestrian elements.

Carey will host and open house today, Sunday, October 28 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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: 20 Starvish Ln., Hampton Falls, NH Designed for: Those that desire a horse property with a fabulous home Price: $949,000 Listing agency: Patrick Carey of Carey & Giampa Realtors, (603) 583-1000 www.facebook.com/careyandgiampa