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September 22, 2013

Oceanfront gem in Rye

Open house today, Sunday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sitting on 2.52 acres in the Rye Harbor oceanfront neighborhood, this three-bedroom home is surrounded by natural splendor. With beautiful ocean views and spectacular panoramic vistas of the vast saltwater marsh, this home, just steps from the beach and Rye Harbor State Park, is an exceptional find.

Built to embrace its fabulous location, the home has an abundance of large windows that frame the spectacular views and fill the space with natural light. A thoughtful floor plan maximizes the living space, allows for amazing views from every window and provides outstanding storage options, not often found in oceanfront homes.

Entering the home it is easy to be impressed by the combination of openness, flow and practicality. The foyer is tiled to capture sand, while two large closets are ready for coats, hats and shoes.

The light-filled oceanfront great room soars two stories and is anchored by a brick hearth and wood-burning fireplace that balances the openness with warmth. There are hardwood stairs to the second level and a gallery overhead that enhances the light airy feeling of the space.

The large great room offers great flexibility. It could easily be used for multiple purposes including seating, a dining area or bar. The open floor plan flows directly to the spacious eat-in kitchen, making it great for entertaining.

The kitchen layout is fabulous with loads of cabinets and workspace. The comfortable eating area offers breathtaking views of the marsh and glass doors out to a terrific two-level deck for seamless indoor/outdoor living or entertaining.

The deck that runs the entire length of the home is an oasis of natural beauty bordered by lush shrubbery and colorful plantings that promote privacy. The gentle sound of the surf, a tangy salty breeze, a rainbow of birds and panoramic vistas of historic marshlands intermingle for a combination of sensory delights that would be hard to beat. Dining out on the deck at sunset would be a spectacular as the marshland takes on a golden glow and quickly the sky fills with sparkling stars.

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