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Home of the Week

June 1, 2014

Updated cottage in Hampton is a beach lovers' paradise

The tastefully updated cottage at 21 Gentian Road in Hampton, N.H. is a beach lovers’ paradise. Simply add flip-flops, a towel and a surfboard to complete the recipe for the perfect beach lifestyle at this two-bedroom, one-bathroom home that is just a quick walk to the sandy shore.

Tucked away at the end of a dead end street, the home is surrounded by hundreds of acres of conservation land and the marsh of Meadow Pond. It’s a peaceful and quiet location where you can listen to the birds chirp and sip cold lemonade after a long day enjoying the sun and the surf.

It is easy to envision spending the summer with family and friends on the back deck, or relaxing on a lounge chair in the backyard on a hot summer afternoon. The sweet smell of salty sea air will always welcome you home.

Inside, the home is cozy and functional. A living room and dining area provide excellent entertaining possibilities and a nice retreat for unwinding after a day at the beach.

The tiled kitchen provides lots of storage space and a door leading to the back deck allows for easy indoor-outdoor entertaining.

The home has two bedrooms of equal size, and originally had a third bedroom that has been converted into more living room space. It could easily be converted back if needed.

Outdoor space abounds at this home. There is an enormous entertainment deck with privacy lattice and a hot tub; excellent for summer barbeques, laying in the sun while reading a book, or enjoying a cup of coffee on a cool morning. There is also a lush yard for the kids to play.

Overall this home would be perfect for anyone searching for a no-fuss beach house or a great rental property. The home has central air conditioning, an updated heating system, a newer foundation, and new siding and windows. Town sewer, water, and natural gas make an expansion easy or it could be raised for new construction.

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