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November 23, 2013

Grand home offers an amazing waterfront location

Open house today, noon to 2 p.m. at 471 Main St., Amesbury

Poised on the banks of the Merrimack River the historic Sea Captain’s house offers the unique combination of stunning location, exceptional period details, an amazing waterfront yard and the all the amenities that work well for a contemporary lifestyle. Located in the charming Point Shore neighborhood of Amesbury, this grand house sits high above the majestic Merrimack River overlooking Maudsley State Park. There are magnificent water views from almost every room and an enormous waterfront deck.

Entering the front foyer a visitor is immediately impressed by the stateliness of the home with high ceilings, loads of windows and wide openings that create a fluid and welcoming floor plan. The foyer is elegant with a staircase featuring a delicately carved handrail and risers with a finely crafted detail that evokes the image of waves.

To the left is the elegant formal living room with a large fireplace, one of eight fireplaces found throughout the home. The foyer then easily flows to the dining room with another amazing fireplace on one side and a bay window framing serene water views on the other.

Linking the dining room to the kitchen is a sunny room with storage that could be a butler’s pantry or used as a home office.

The kitchen space has a great wow factor, as it is wide open to a gorgeous waterfront family room and connected to the spacious riverfront deck by a glass door. The striking space offers the illusion of floating above the river and provides for seamless indoor/outdoor living or entertaining. The openness of the rooms is perfectly balanced by a two-sided fireplace that adds warmth and texture. The hardwood cherry floor provides a warm hue and senses of refinement.

The kitchen itself has extensive cabinetry and workspace including a center island that affords the cook with breathtaking views of the river and verdant state park.

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