By Linda Greenstein
---- — 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.
A spacious master bath with a soaking tub, built-in vanity and loads of natural light is a real treat.
The kitchen, open to the dining room, is well planned for entertaining and the ocean views are sure to make cooking and even cleaning up an enjoyable experience.
The main living level also features a nice family room with serene views. Self-contained, it is single-floor living at its best.
A second level gallery overlooking the great room provides unparalleled ocean views. Currently used as music room, it is easy to see how the panoramic vistas would inspire creativity. The flexible space could be a library or it would make the ultimate home office, an inspiring artist studio or even a peaceful environment for yoga.
The ground level is a true surprise with its own private entry and spiral staircase that links it to the main floor. There is a large central great room with abundant natural light, two good-size bedrooms, a nice full bath, kitchen and laundry room. This would make outstanding guest space or work well for college–age students or as a multi-generational family destination home.
There is also a well-organized workshop, perfect for surfboard maintenance.
The entire home features exceptional storage with plentiful large closets.
A rare find in the highly prized oceanfront neighborhood is the very clean detached two-car garage with loft storage and additional parking for at least 8 cars. The spacious garage loft offers storage for everything from kayaks and surfboards to patio furniture.
Additional amenities include public water and sewer and easy access to the main commuter routes in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. For busy executive, there are two major airports in the area and a nearby private airfield. The sought-after neighborhood of multi-million dollar homes and estates is focused on the natural beauty of the ocean and beach, but fine dining, entertainment, shopping and cultural attraction are just minutes away.
One family has lovingly cared for this fabulous property for three generations. The home itself was built in the 1970s and it is on the market for the first time.
Marketed by Lauren Stone of Carey & Giampa at $2,700,000, the quintessential beach house with a front row seat on the Atlantic Ocean is ready to welcome new owners to the blissful pleasures of living along the New Hampshire Seacoast. To fully appreciate the exceptional combination of location, home 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: 1030 Ocean Blvd., Hampton N.H. Designed for: anyone who desires an oceanfront home with direct beach access Price: $2,700,000 Listed by: Lauren Stone, Carey & Giampa Realtors, 603-964-1931 www.facebook.com/careyandgiampa