For Sale/Rent

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.


Rockport ranch by the ocean

Photo via Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

1 Lee Way, Rockport
Price: $879,000
Size: 1,793 square feet
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 3.5

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

Photo via Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo via Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo via Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo via Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo via Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo via Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo via Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo via Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo via Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo via Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo via Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

The Boston Home team has curated a list of the best home design and home remodeling professionals in Boston, including architects, builders, kitchen and bath experts, lighting designers, and more. Get the help you need with FindIt/Boston's guide to home renovation pros.