By Linda Greenstein
---- — Overlooking North Beach in income tax-free Hampton, N.H., this beautiful beach house on Ocean Boulevard is as breathtaking as the ocean views that are visible from every room. Completely renovated in the past three years, it feels brand new. Entertain, enjoy the beach or just relax and enjoy the sunrises in one of the loveliest homes in this desirable oceanfront neighborhood.
Directly across from a sandy beach entrance, this fabulous house makes the most of its magnificent location with an array of custom windows, two covered oceanfront decks and a relaxing shady patio. Professionally landscaped with a rainbow of colorful perennials, the house also features outstanding architectural details including granite steps leading up to a welcoming front porch, carefree shingles, custom windows, and two curving turrets that capture the views all the way to Plaice Cove, out to the Isles of Shoals and beyond to the vast horizon.
Entering the front door a visitor is immediately impressed with how bright, light and open the home is. The openness embraces the ocean views while the décor offers subtle tones that echo the natural colors of the ocean and beach.
The sunroom is a front row seat on the beachfront. Watch the gulls soar; sailboats glide by and the lacey surf roll up onto the sandy beach. The living room is wide open to the sunroom, with built-in window seats, a hardwood staircase and arched openings to the kitchen and dining room balance the openness with fine architectural details. The window seats are a delightful touch and it is comforting to sit in the cozy seats and admire the turquoise ocean and coastline. Custom bamboo floors throughout gleam and add a warm hue.
The dining room, with bay windows and more built-in window seating, is a refined pleasure that is a lovely setting for candlelight dinners or everyday meals. Divided from the dining room by a handy breakfast bar, the sophisticated kitchen is every epicurean’s dream with just the right combination of handsome custom cabinets, extensive and gorgeous granite counters and amazing high-end appliances including a Bertazzoni gas range with a hidden stainless steel hood. The award-winning Cabico kitchen features a center island and a layout that works beautifully for entertaining.
A first floor full bath is like a resort spa with artistic tile work in hues that capture the colors of the beach and ocean. The truly stunning bath has an oversized soaking tub, separate shower, granite vanity and loads of soft natural light.
The family entrance is nearby making it convenient to come in from the beach and relax in the tub luxurious spa bath or shower off the sand.
Out the rear family entrance is a clever paved patio area with private space for a gas grill, outdoor shower and lots of room for seating on the patio area that is surrounded by vibrant blooming perennials and lush green shrubs. It would be a pleasure to sit here and dine al fresco while enjoying the refreshing ocean breeze after a day on the beach.
Upstairs are three bedrooms and another attractive full tiled bath.
Wake up to amazing sunrises; breathe in the refreshing ocean breezes. The master bedroom is a show stopper with incredible custom windows that frame spectacular ocean views from Great Boar’s Head along the coast all the way to Plaice Cove, a private curved, covered oceanfront deck, a serene seating area along with his and hers walk-in California Closets. It is such an amazing space, it might be hard to leave and go to work in the morning.
The second bedroom offers another private curved deck and a divine panoramic view out to Plaice Cove. It has the added feature of a sitting room, office or additional guest space. It would also work as a second master bedroom.
The third bedroom has a turret with amazing windows and views of the ocean for additional guests or family members.
There is a lower level with a beautiful bright versatile room that could be an office, bunkroom or family space. The full basement offers excellent storage.
This year-round home is immaculate and ready for a new owner to appreciate its location, style and great amenities. The electrical and plumbing systems have been completely updated. There is natural gas heat, central air conditioning, an irrigation system, along with public water and sewer.
The paved drive offers parking for three cars and there is additional off-street parking for four more cars, a real bonus in the popular beachfront neighborhood.
Marketed by Mary Helen Corcoran of Carey & Giampa Realtors at $869,900, this pristine home is charming from the street, but it really must be toured to fully appreciate the refreshing style and the magnificent ocean views. Corcoran will host an open house today, Sunday, July 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 747 Ocean Blvd., Hampton. Anyone that dreams of owning an oceanfront house and the ability to step out their door and be at the beach, needs to see this home. Those that cannot attend the open house or would prefer a private showing should contact Corcoran directly at (603) 553-4919, at the Carey & Giampa office (603) 929-1100 or at www.careyandgiampa.com.
AT A GLANCE:
Where: 747 Ocean Blvd., Hampton, NH
Designed for: anyone that desires an amazing oceanfront home
Listing agency: May Helen Corcoran, Carey & Giampa Realtors, (603) 929-1100