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August 18, 2013

Panoramic ocean and beach vistas from this classic beach house

Aaaah...a refreshing ocean breeze, the gentle sound of the surf and astonishing ocean views all the way out to Isles of Shoals, make this nine-room beachfront home in a quiet corner of income-tax-free Hampton, NH a year-round paradise. Sitting high on a bluff, the quintessential beach house has it all. A colorful, artfully landscaped yard leads to a grassy lawn with a breathtaking 75 feet of frontage overlooking the ocean and a set of steps down to the sandy beach. With sweeping views from Cape Ann to Little Boar’s Head, the charming home offers a panoramic vista of the beach and curving coastline.

Designed and custom built for the spectacular location, the home embraces the natural wonders of the ocean with an abundant array of oversized windows and glass doors that frame the views of the beachfront and also bathe the interior with natural light.

The main living level boasts an open concept for the kitchen, dining room and grand great room. The two-story great room offers a soaring vaulted ceiling, a wood-burning fireplace, blue stone floor and two sets of sliding glass doors — one out to a private deck and other out to the oceanfront yard. Sitting in the great room a visitor feels as if they are suspended over the ocean and can reach out and touch the distant horizon.

Exposed beams, an open wrought iron railing along the balcony and the two-story brick hearth are just some of the fine architectural details that add to the home’s comfortable ambiance.

Conveniently located on the main living level, the master bedroom suite is lovely with its own corner wood-burning fireplace, fabulous ocean views, beautifully hued heart-of-pine wood flooring and an enormous walk-in closet. The room has a refined relaxed quality that matches the unhurried oceanfront lifestyle. It would be equally amazing to fall asleep here to the rhythm of the surf or to wake up as the sunrise over the Atlantic paints the room in shades of soft pink, orange and yellow.

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