EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

August 4, 2013

Oceanfront home is a beach lover's delight

Advertising correspondent

---- — Simply add flip-flops, a towel and a surfboard to complete the recipe for the perfect beachfront lifestyle at this three-bedroom, three-bath home sitting right on a sandy bluff in quiet North Salisbury.

Oceanfront decks provide some of the most spectacular ocean views on the entire New England coastline, and the large private backyard offers a walkway right to the rolling surf and stunning beach.

This classic beach house offers everything a beach lover could desire and more. There is off-street parking for at least eight cars, two oceanfront decks and a third deck with a motorized awning.

The large yard is fully fenced for privacy; there is a handy outdoor shower and even a storage shed for surfboards. The side gardens are lovely, with beach roses, and one has a boardwalk to the beach trail.

It is easy to envision spending the summer with family and friends on the covered beach-level deck. It is a cool oasis on a sunny summer afternoon, with plenty of room for a gas grill, dining table and relaxing lounge chairs.

Located at 3 Commonwealth Ave., mere steps from the Seabrook, N.H., line, the house allows homeowners to walk to great seafood at Brown’s, pick up fresh pastry and coffee at the bakery, take the family for ice cream or shop for fresh produce at the neighborhood farm stand.

Or stroll along the beach collecting shells, go for a run on the sand or simply sip coffee on the deck and watch the sunrise. This is a fantastic location.

This versatile beachfront home has been approved by the DES and Town of Salisbury for a significant, architect-designed addition, and that approval is valid for another 12 months or more with approved extensions.

Filled with natural light, the inside of the home is spacious, with an open floor plan.

Architectural columns define living space while the openness keeps the fabulous beach and ocean views visible from just about any point in the home.

On the oceanfront side, a large tiled sunroom effortlessly flows to the covered deck, linking the indoor and outdoor living spaces with a wall of oversized windows and a door out to the beach.

There is a full bath off the sunroom that makes it a breeze to shower off after a day on the beach.

The sunroom is open to a bright great room that features hardwood floors, comfortable seating and excellent views. There is a lovely dining room with a hardwood floors and bay window. The centrally located kitchen creates an outstanding floor plan for easy entertaining.

The kitchen has cherry cabinetry, gorgeous granite counters, a center work island and a tile floor.

A second full bath, including a laundry and an enormous storage closet completes the beach level.

Up the hardwood staircase are three bedrooms, a bath and an oceanfront deck with truly spectacular views of the beach, coastline and the Isles of Shoals.

The master bedroom suite is heavenly, with double glass doors and a full-length window framing breathtaking views. Step out the doors onto the deck and it feels as if the deck extends right over the ocean. It would be incredible to wake up to the orange glow of sunrises over the horizon each morning.

The comfortable master suite has double closets and an en-suite bath.

There are two additional bedrooms. A second bedroom also has glass doors out to the oceanfront deck. The third bedroom would make a great guest space.

The home offers great amenities for year-round oceanfront living, including carefree siding and decking designed to stand up to the ocean breezes, central air conditioning, public water and sewer and a basement for storage.

Desirable Salisbury is conveniently located near major commuter routes about 45 miles north of Boston and is within commuting distance of the Route 128 technology belt and the New Hampshire Route 101 business area.

Home to about 8,300 year-round residents, Salisbury is renowned for its beaches, boating, fishing and summer entertainment. The historic oceanfront community is a delightful mix of old and new, with antique homes gracefully standing alongside farms, many suburban neighborhoods and fashionable beachside homes. Salisbury boasts local beach festivals, concerts and popular summer fireworks.

Marketed by Patrick Carey of Carey & Giampa Realtors at $925,000, it is a wonderful home in an extraordinary beachfront location that is a must see to completely appreciate the natural beauty, surf, stunning ocean views and beachside lifestyle.

Carey will host an open house today, Sunday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the home at 3 Commonwealth Ave., Salisbury. Those who cannot attend or want a private showing, may contact Carey directly at 603-583-1000, at the Carey & Giampa Realtors Seabrook office 603-474-3401, ext. 101, or at careyandgiampa.com.

At a glance :Where: 3 Commonwealth Ave., Salisbury, MA Designed for: Anyone who desires an oceanfront lifestyle Price: $925,000 Listed by: Patrick Carey, Carey & Giampa Realtors, 603-583-1000, www.facebook.com/careyandgiampa. Open House Today: Sunday, Aug. 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,3 Commonwealth Ave., Salisbury Beach.