On the Market: A Rockport Ranch by the Ocean
Natural materials, neutral tones, and a dash of nautical whimsy make this home a beachy dream.
1 Lee Way, Rockport
Size: 1,793 square feet
Drive just 40 miles northeast of Boston and arrive at Rockport, where what might score you a cool one-bedroom condo in Back Bay gets you an entire single-family and separate guest house, all near the ocean.
A deck wraps three quarters of the way around the cedar shingled ranch, ending in a patio made with bricks reclaimed from Boston City Hall. Surrounding granite formations blend into a bluestone walkway that leads up to the natural cedar-framed front door.
Inside, the focus on natural materials and attention to detail continue to create a relaxing retreat. Fir floors have been refinished with a dark stain, grounding the warm beige walls and white pitched ceilings. The kitchen and bathrooms feature wood-look porcelain tiled floors, providing an interesting contrast in neutral tones and mediums.
The master bath contains other neat design details, such as a wall-mounted sink, floating shelves, and a river pebble floor accent. Above the clawfoot tub, a five-tier chandelier made of textured glass catches the light in a lovely way. According to the agent, the fixture intends to “evoke an ice sculpture, and is inspired by midcentury Viennese lighting.”
Across the driveway, a living room with a propane fireplace and a kitchen with reclaimed walnut counters (and breakfast bar) grace the one-bedroom guest house. Some subtle nautical references are strung around the property, but the most whimsical example is found on the facade of the neighboring shed: The beige shingles have been arranged to create a mural of a lighthouse and ocean, mirroring the view of Thatcher Island that you can see from the yard.
For information, contact Gretchen Parker, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, toursite2.com
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