By Linda Greenstein
---- — Standing on the natural stone patio gazing out at the jewel-toned Atlantic Ocean, pristine Wallis Sands Beach and the Isles of Shoals at the horizon, it is hard to imagine a more peaceful spot on the New Hampshire Seacoast. The impressive two-bedroom condominium at 1080 Old Ocean Boulevard in highly desirable Rye is all about the year-round pleasures of oceanfront living.
Located on a quiet dead end street, the luxurious beach-level home is one of seven condos on the property. The handsome home, in the marvelously renovated building with amazing unobstructed views of the ocean, is a seamless combination of an artful interior and an enormous beachfront patio that embraces the spectacular location.
Inside the 22-foot wide living room is dazzling with a wall of windows that provide breathtaking ocean views and sliding glass doors out to the patio that bathe the room with natural light. For times when nature is a more dramatic and stirs up a tempest, at the touch of a button there are motorized storm shutters in perfect condition.
With an open concept, the large living room flows gracefully to the custom designed kitchen featuring hardwood cabinets in a soft maple tone that melds perfectly with the delicious natural tones of the sea and sand beyond the wall of windows. Gorgeous granite countertops further enhance the aura of natural beauty.
Beyond beauty, the kitchen is well designed with a convenient breakfast bar, state-of-the art stainless steel appliances and even a wine cooler. It would be delightful to work in the kitchen while also watching the foamy waves roll up on the beach.
Maximizing the ocean views, the open concept layout easily flows to a dining room with a wet bar. The space is equally well planned for entertaining or just for relaxing and enjoying the rhythmic symphony of the sea.
The master bedroom suite is enchanting, a French door provide the option for privacy while allowing a view straight out to the ocean. With a handsome honey-toned wood floor, exposed beams, double windows and glass doors out to the back of the home, the master bedroom feels spacious. The custom master bath is a joy of natural materials with marble floors and an enticing soaking tub for a truly luxurious atmosphere.
The comfortable second bedroom is large enough for two beds, features the same richly hued wood floor and has plenty of closet space.
Across the way there is an incredible custom bath with a sink that is a work-of-art, an extra large tiled shower and absolutely exquisite cream toned natural wall and floor tiles that give the room a refined sense of natural beauty that ties in well with the beachfront location.
As intensely beautiful as the interior of the home is, the 34-by-16 foot travertine oceanfront patio is the piece de resistance. Exclusive to this condominium, the private patio runs more than 30 feet along the front of the home and unfolds to the brilliant beach offering a comfortable dining area; lounging space and plenty of room for a large gas grill and entertaining.
The silky-smooth sands of the beach are just steps below the patio. Overhead gulls cry and on the horizon sail boats capture the wind.
This is a truly remarkable location; a sensuous front row seat to perhaps the most beautiful beach on the Seacoast. The immaculate home offers a contented carefree lifestyle where the homeowner can enjoy the bliss of beachfront living without worrying about exterior maintenance or yard work.
This luxurious home, in the unparalleled setting, is a rare find with four deeded parking spaces, public water, central air conditioning and a security system.
Charming income-tax free Rye with about 5,000 residents, has a laid back small town feel, yet every convenience of contemporary living is nearby including two championship 18-hole golf courses, marinas, shopping and restaurants featuring some of the best fresh seafood in the world. Rye is only an about an hour from Boston and just minutes from the cultural delights of downtown Portsmouth, NH.
Marketed by Patrick Carey of Carey & Giampa Realtors at $749,000, the oceanfront home abuts conservation land and pets are welcome. It is impossible to appreciate the magnificence of the location and home’s sense of style from the street. Carey will host and Open House today, Sunday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1080 Old Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH. For directions, details or to make a private appointment to see this amazing beachfront home, contact Carey at the office (603) 474-3401 Ext 101, directly at (603) 583-1000 or via www.careyandgiampa.com.
AT A GLANCE
Where: 1080 Old Ocean Blvd., Unit 1, Rye, N.H.
Designed for: for empty nesters that want a carefree beachfront home
Listing by: Patrick Carey, Carey & Giampa Realtors, (603) 583-1000