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A classic beach house in a simply sublime location

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Posted: Sunday, November 4, 2012 12:05 am

Ever dream of owning a classic beach house along with a guesthouse that provides income or space for extended family? Grab your towels, surfboard and flip-flops because this four-bedroom New England beach house tucked into the quiet and highly desirable Island Section of Hampton Beach, with a three-bedroom guesthouse, provides a unique and affordable opportunity for anyone who has dreamed of owning a home in this magnificent beachfront neighborhood.

Step out your front door and the beach beckons. Stroll to the highly prized sandy beach along the sidewalks of this dead end street. The location is simply sublime with the refreshing briny breeze and the gentle sound of the surf as a backdrop. Seabirds soar overhead, frothy waves roll up onto the shore and the vast ocean extends to the horizon. The owner of this beach property can leave the traffic, parking and crowds behind because the serene beauty of the Hampton Beach State Park is only steps from the front doors of both homes.

The four-bedroom beach house offers a delightful wrap-around porch, a perfect place to sit and relax and enjoy the cool ocean breeze on a warm summer evening. Completely finished with loads of windows, this extensive space is sure to be a popular spot for family and friends. The cleverly designed porch is accessible from two sides of the home and is a great link to the oceanfront neighborhood.

Inside the 1930s home has wonderful period charm and details including a glorious and eye-catching beach-stone fireplace that anchors the living room. The natural beauty of the stones and the design of the hearth link the home to its fabulous location and add a sense of warmth and a central focal point to the home. The living room offers loads of windows for natural light and wide openings to the dining room and the wrap-around porch for a nice flow.

A built-in corner china cabinet in the dining room is practical and attractive while the compact kitchen is efficient with easy access to a covered porch, the perfect spot for a gas grill and laid-back summer cooking.

Thoughtfully planned is a bath and laundry room combination accessible off the covered porch. After day at the beach, it is the perfect place to drop those sandy towels, swim suits and shower before heading into the comfortable home.

Up the angle staircase are four sunny bedrooms and a full bath. Each of the bedrooms has large windows for natural light and some have views of the beach. It is great space for a large family or guests.

The charming three-bedroom guesthouse next door is a real bonus. The compact beach house has a great covered front porch, sunny living room, well-organized kitchen, full bath and three comfortable bedrooms. There are two separate driveways for each house and plenty of off-street parking.

The homes each have excellent rental potential and history in this highly desirable beachfront neighborhood. The property, in income-tax-free Hampton Beach, NH, also makes an ideal condo conversion or dual ownership by a family of friends.

Along with the remarkable beach location the well-maintained homes offer many updates including new Thermopane windows and carefree siding. Other amenities include natural gas, town sewer and town water.

While located in the quiet, residential Island Section of Hampton Beach, the homes are just minutes from great food, entertainment and tax-free shopping. Major commuter routes including Routes 1, 95 and 101 are nearby. Beyond the summer fun, Hampton is a delightful year-round community of nearly 15,000 people who take great pride in their oceanfront town and famous seashore.

Marketed by Patrick Carey of Carey & Giampa Realtors at $549,000, this is a one-of-a-kind property that needs to be seen in person to appreciate the beachfront location, period details and exceptional potential and options. Interestingly, this property could be converted to condos and sold separately if the buyer wanted to do a joint purchase with a parent or family.

Carey will host and open house today, Sunday, November 4 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. It is a great opportunity to visit the beach during this quieter season and take in the natural beauty of the Island Section of Hampton Beach. For directions, more information or a private showing contact Carey directly at (603) 583-1000, at the Carey & Giampa Realtors Seabrook office (603) 474-3401, Ext. 101 or via email at PWCarey@aol.com.

AT A GLANCE Where: 7 Concord Ave., Hampton, NH Designed for: Those that desire a beach house with separate income potential Price: $549,000 Listing agency: Patrick Carey of Carey & Giampa Realtors, (603) 583-1000 www.facebook.com/careyandgiampa


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