By Linda Greenstein
---- — 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.
There is also a second entry off the deck to a first-floor bedroom. This sunny bedroom would work well as a guest space with a private entrance and bath.
Completing the main living levels is a handy half bath and a large laundry closet off the kitchen.
Upstairs is bright and spacious. With large windows offering outstanding ocean views the large family room is a real treat. The sizeable oceanfront room could easily double as extra guest space.
The master bedroom suite is enormous with a walk-in closet and a double closet. The windows frame stunning views and the tiled master bath offer an oversized Jacuzzi tub in a spare room that can be closed off from the water closet.
Another comfortable bedroom with impressive views is next door to a nice bath with a shower that also offers a connection to the Jacuzzi room.
Added features include a basement for storage, a garden shed and off-street parking for up to seven cars.
While in move-in condition this home offers great potential to become an even more fabulous oceanfront retreat for the buyer that wishes to customize and enhance the property. It also offers great potential as a rental property in the popular Rye Harbor neighborhood.
Rye is a quintessential New England small town blessed with a spectacular coastline, beautiful beaches and tree-line streets. A century ago, wealthy families flocked to the oceanfront community for the refreshing ocean breezes and peaceful ambiance. Today, Rye is a contemporary residential community with family neighborhoods and a strong school system.
Minutes away in Portsmouth, is shopping, great dining, cultural attractions along with medical and professional services. For commuters Rye is located along Route 1 and 1A with easy access to Route 95.
Rye is only an about an hour from Boston and 45 minutes to Manchester, NH.
Marketed by Judy Sepanski of Carey & Giampa Realtors at $649,000, this home offers buyers a rare and affordable opportunity to become part of this highly desirable harbor neighborhood.
To fully appreciate the location and natural beauty of the property, it must been seen in person, Sepanski will be hosting an open house today, Sunday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1681 Ocean Boulevard, in Rye, NH. It is a perfect opportunity to visit the spectacular New Hampshire Seacoast community and see just how wonderful it can be living in an oceanfront home.
For those that cannot attend the open house or prefer a private tour, Sepanski can be reached directly at 603-770-6040, at Carey & Giampa 603-964-7000 Ext. 160 or online at www.careyandgiampa.com.