By Linda Greenstein
---- — Serenity, style and a sensational location add up to perfection for the five-bedroom, four-bath Arts & Crafts style home in the desirable North Hampton beachfront neighborhood. A rarity for coastal living, this property offers an expansive private location with a deeded right of way to the beach and a home that is as beautiful as any in design magazines.
From the moment a visitor approaches along the white seashelled drive it becomes obvious that this is a truly special property. The sound of the surf mixes with the perfume from colorful flowers and the salty tang of the ocean air. Tall mature trees are accented with professional landscaping including brilliant perennial gardens. A grassy lawn provides a verdant carpet leading to the stunning home.
The gambrel home is accented with fine Arts & Crafts details while two decks, one with a swim spa, link the indoor and outdoor spaces, for a fabulous beachouse lifestyle.
The interior of the home is a masterpiece of design that combines great style, delicate details and fine craftsmanship to create a refreshing contemporary living space.
The main foyer is spacious and welcoming with attractive tiles, wainscoting, extensive storage and direct entry from the two-car garage. An antique door with an exquisite stained glass panel heralds the extraordinary details inside.
A sunny sitting room with a fabulous two-sided fireplace, hardwood floors and large windows provides an excellent transition into the home. A handsome half bath is thoughtfully located next door.
The main living space is breathtaking, with an open concept that also makes both it practical for everyday life and great for entertaining. The large dining room with glass doors out to the deck is wide open to the state-of-the-art kitchen. A built-in bar connects the dining area to a lovely room with built in cabinetry, seating and superb views. It would be a pleasure to enjoy breakfast by the windows on a sunny morning or to step outside onto the deck and sip cocktails at sunset. The fireplace, discreetly accented with beach glass, adds balance to the open space.
The kitchen, with a stainless steel Wolf gas range top, multiple ovens and a professional quality Sub Zero refrigerator, is sure to suit the needs of even the most serious chef. There are extensive granite counters, a handsome hand-hammered Arts & Crafts copper sink and a walk-in pantry. A breakfast bar provides convenient seating for casual meals or conversation.
A striking archway, framed by tapered columns, leads to the impressive great room. Subtle details give two-story room with exposed beams, a second floor gallery, wall of windows and natural stone fireplace a sense of dignity and elegance.
The great room is open to a comfortable library room and a paneled staircase.
There is also a large first floor bedroom suite with a lovely full bath featuring artistic ties that echo the colors of the seashore. This suite would work as a first -floor master or it makes terrific guest quarters.
Upstairs the open gallery visually divides the bedrooms into two distinct areas. One side offers two spacious sunny vaulted-ceiling bedrooms, a sitting room and a smaller bedroom that works well as a professional home office. These rooms share an immaculate large tiled bath. A laundry closet is conveniently located near the bedrooms and full bath.
The other side of the gallery leads to a magnificent private master suite with a rooftop deck. The spacious master suite is sophisticated, comfortable and offers amazing marsh and water views. The bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and multiple windows to give it an airy feel while a beautiful fireplace anchors the large space with a sense of warmth. The walk-in closet is the size of a small bedroom and features outstanding built-in options for storage.
The enormous master bath is simply stunning. The fine details and designer elements combine to create a work-of-art that is also a luxurious adult retreat. The free-standing bath tub is like a piece of sculpture, while double the vessels sinks add the sense of art glass and both are complemented by the tile work and illuminated by the diffused sunlight that shines through the custom crafted opaque paneled doors.
The amenities for this pristine property are extensive and include a deeded right of way directly to beautiful North Hampton Beach and a second two-car garage with studio space above. The home has been completely updated and all of the mechanical systems are new.
Marketed by Lauren Stone of Carey & Giampa Realtors at $1,200,000, this unique, move-in ready property really must be seen in person to fully appreciate its graceful style, spaciousness and location. Stone will host an Open House today, Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 33 Viano Island, off Ocean Boulevard in North Hampton. Those that prefer a private showing or cannot attend on Sunday may contact Stone at Carey Giampa, 603-964-7000 x111, directly at 603-964-1931 at Lauren@LaurenStone.com or via www.careyandgiampa.com.
AT A GLANCE:
Where: 33 Viano Island, North Hampton, N.H.
Designed for: Anyone that appreciates a pristine private home in an oceanfront neighborhood
Listed by: Lauren Stone, Carey & Giampa Realtors, (603) 964-1931