On The Market: 279 Ocean Avenue, Marblehead
The beach is not the only outstanding feature of this waterfront home, but rather fits beautifully into the house that commands this location. “What stands out about this house is how well it fits into the landscape,” says Sotheby’s International Realty listing agent Amanda Armstrong.
This home is ideal for those who want a beachfront property without walls lined with seashells and frames filled with sailboats. “You don’t feel like you’re camping out in a beach house,” Armstrong says. The home has beach flare but has also been decorated to accommodate year-round living.
The owners did a gut renovation to the house in 2000, offering additional square footage without changing the aesthetic of the home. These additions created larger living spaces for a more flexible living style.
Upon entering the home, the sparkling blue sea and sky meet your eye through the large windows across the living room. Every inch of the home is laid out to maximize the waterfront views and incredible beauty of the Marblehead Neck location. The beautiful high windows, quartered red oak floors, custom mahogany cabinets, crown molding, and columns are just a few of the elegant features of this classically simple property.
Along the length of the back of the home is dry storage for toys and kayaks with large double doors on either side, for convenience, without interrupting the space on the lower level of the home. One of the only properties on Ocean Avenue with a private beach, the close water access is only one of the highlights of the outdoors at this home.
With carefully crafted garden areas, the property is thoughtfully landscaped so that the requirement to maintain the property is not extravagant. Multiple private mahogany decks make it easy to enjoy all of the outdoor spaces of this home year-round.
279 Ocean Avenue, Marblehead
Living Area: 6,644 Square Feet
Bathrooms: 5 full, 1 half
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