The spectacular home at 15 Willow Avenue in North Hampton overlooks a vast rolling lawn and the majestic Atlantic Ocean from its location along the scenic New Hampshire coastline. A historic landmark home, it was built as a summer estate in 1914 by Massachusetts Governor and businessman Alvan T. Fuller.
Full of old world charm with amenities for today’s lifestyle, the home has been renovated and restored throughout the last century. All of the craftsmanship and quality of yesteryear have been preserved; exquisite old world artisan details have been maintained, with detailed moldings, wood paneling, wood floors, and six detailed fireplaces. Grand Georgian features balance formal rooms with spaces for informal gatherings and entertaining.
The home offers six bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, a total of 6,470 sq. feet of living space, and endless views from almost every room. It’s nestled on over 2.2 picturesque acres of land and includes some of the extensive flower gardens that Fuller had commissioned for his wife, Viola, in 1927. A truly rare opportunity of ownership awaits you.
You and your guests are welcomed to the home by a private circular driveway and exquisite landscaping. A detached, three-car garage is set to the side, separated from the home through more gardens.
Inside the home, an elegant entry foyer is both warm and inviting, with wood detailing and floors, high ceilings, and an amazing grand staircase. A large door on the opposite end of the home opens to the expansive oceanfront terrace and front lawn.
Beyond the entry foyer is an absolutely stunning formal living room. Designed for lavish entertaining, this space features hardwood floors, wonderful built-ins, and spectacular windows bathing the room in natural sunlight. Glass French doors lead out to the oceanfront terrace and a beautiful, double-sided fireplace is shared with the cozy adjoining drawing room.
On the other side of the entry foyer, the large formal dining room also offers glass French doors leading out to the oceanfront terrace. This spacious room also shares a double-sided fireplace with an adjoining sitting room, which then flows into a fantastic ballroom that overlooks the gardens.
The enormous kitchen, set just beyond the dining room, provides everything a cook could need. There is ample storage space in the custom cabinets, an abundance of granite counter space, twin stainless food preparation centers, a pantry, a built-in china cabinet, and a marble pastry center. A set of hidden stairs, once used for the household employees, leads up to a space that would make a charming in-law suite.
The second floor also offers a master suite with another fireplace and twin bathrooms, a two bedroom family wing, plus two additional bedrooms with bathrooms for your summer guests. A third floor attic space, with amazing views, would serve well as an office or studio.
In a class by itself, providing historic luxury living, 15 Willow Avenue is truly impressive. It is only minutes from North Hampton and Rye beaches, a short drive from historic downtown Portsmouth and Pease Tradeport, and provides easy access to both Manchester and Boston.
Patrick Carey of Carey & Giampa Realtors is exclusively offering this exceptional home, listed for $3,600,000. For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact Carey at the Seabrook office 603-474-3401 ext. 101, directly at 603-583-1000, or via www.careyandgiampa.com.
AT A GLANCE
Where: 15 Willow Avenue, North Hampton, N.H.
Designed for: Buyers seeking history, amenities, and location
Listing agency: Patrick Carey, Carey & Giampa Realtors, 603-583-1000