By Linda Greenstein
---- — Watch the waves crash against the rocky shore, view the seals basking in the sun or simply admire the sunrise over the vast horizon. With spectacular ocean views from every room the stunning architecturally designed home on Ocean Boulevard in income-tax-free Rye, NH is an amazing find. Just a short stroll from Wallis Sands beach, the pristine home has been expertly designed for the location and a contemporary luxurious oceanfront lifestyle.
Sitting high above the rocks on a large lush lot bordered by fragrant beach roses and stonewalls; the shingle-style home is a gem in the prized beachfront neighborhood. The private yard is pure perfection with verdant landscaping including a lush lawn, mature trees, blue stone walkways, a patio and an array of flowering plants that invite butterflies and birds.
The professional landscaping, weather-resistant exterior and fabulous architectural details of the home create a visual delight enhanced by the natural beauty of the seacoast.
The luxurious three-bedroom home has a sense of relaxed elegance. There are marvelous architectural details at every turn from the expansive full-length mahogany oceanfront-covered porch to a Carrara marble fireplace and red oak floors with Brazilian rosewood inlay, this gorgeous home is truly special.
Entering the large front foyers, a visitor is greeted by a striking bridal staircase with carved and tapered balusters. Straight ahead is a heart stopping view through to the ocean. The red oak floors gleam, the wide openings between rooms are accented by subtle custom moldings and there is an abundance of natural light. Formal columns provide visual definition, but allow for an open floor plan and incredible ocean views at every turn.
The expansive oceanfront living room and gracious dining room are superb for entertaining or everyday living. Multiple sets of French glass doors lead out to the full-length oceanfront covered mahogany porch, allowing for seamless indoor/outdoor living. Subtle architectural details accent the large space including a Carrara marble gas-log fireplace that is highlighted by a custom designed mantle and Brazilian rosewood inlay that adds a special touch to a beautiful hardwood floor.
The eat-in cook’s kitchen is a dream with cherry cabinets, gorgeous granite countertops, a center island, like-new stainless steel appliances including double wall ovens, built-in wine rack, large pantry, tumbled marble tile backsplash, ceramic tile floor and of course ocean views. There are double windows framing astonishing ocean views in the breakfast area. Add in a door directly out to the patio and barbeque area for easy casual dining and entertaining.
The first floor also features a handsome study that could also be converted to a first floor bedroom. A lovely full bath with attractive ceramic tile is conveniently next door.
Heading up the remarkable staircase is a treat as the landing features another inlay accent and the numerous windows bathe the staircase in natural light. There is an open and bright landing area with a door that leads out to a balcony overlooking the lovely flower garden.
Upstairs are three bedrooms, each with a private balcony and offering ocean views. The first charming guest bedroom offers a cozy balcony and a large cedar closet. The second sunny guest room has a larger balcony and walk in closet. The two bedrooms share a luxurious large bath with a whirlpool tub, a separate water closet and linen closet.
The master bedroom suite is impressive with two sets of glass doors out to a mahogany balcony offering one of the most spectacular ocean views on the Seacoast. There are even “his & hers” walk-in closets. The master bath is an oasis of beauty and comfort with a double cherry wood vanity, whirlpool tub, separate shower, separate water closet and bidet. The room is immaculate and the palette of tile colors, woods and accents echo the natural tones of the beach and oceanfront.
The upstairs features extensive closet storage and a nice laundry room complete with a sink and folding area.
There is also a fabulous freestanding carriage house with the neatest two-car garage imaginable, including a vinyl matt floor covering and built-in storage. Upstairs the carriage house offers a surprising professional office that would be perfect for the busy executive that requires private home office space. The professionally finished, flexible year-round space is heated and air-conditioned.
Recently built, the home offers an extensive list of high-end amenities including central air conditioning, high-efficient hydro-air heating, central vacuum, a security system, an irrigation system and a generator.
This home would be impressive in any location, but in the oceanfront neighborhood of multi-million dollar homes and estates, just steps from Wallis Sands Beach, it is a truly extraordinary find. Gracious Rye, home to 5,300 residents, is blessed with a spectacular coastline, beautiful beaches, great surf and tree-lined streets. Rye, a contemporary residential community, about an hour from Boston, is recognized for its strong school system. Nearby Portsmouth provides easy access to outstanding restaurants, shopping and cultural attractions. Marketed by Lauren Stone of Carey & Giampa at $1,975,000, the immaculate home is ready to welcome new owners to the many pleasures of living on the New Hampshire Seacoast. To fully appreciate the exceptional combination of home, location and oceanfront community it needs to be experienced in person. For a private showing contact Stone at the Carey & Giampa Rye Office, (603) 964-7000 x 111, directly at (603) 964-1931, at Lauren@LaurenStone.com or via www.careyandgiampa.com.
AT A GLANCE
Where: 931 Ocean Blvd., Rye, N.H.
Designed for: anyone that desires a luxurious oceanfront home
Listed by: Lauren Stone, Carey & Giampa Realtors, (603) 964-1931