On the Market: A Summertime Sanctuary in Norwell
The beach is just five miles away, but with its own heated pool, cabana, basketball court, and more, you'll hardly want to leave the backyard.
70 First Parish Road, Norwell
Size: 3,778 square feet
Just five miles from the ocean, this spacious property has all the fixings for a perfect summer day. The long, tree-lined driveway opens up to the beautifully landscaped single-family home, and a yard that boasts a full-size basketball or tennis court, a stone patio with a fire pit and built-in grill, and a heated in-ground swimming pool.
At one end of the L-shaped pool, a steady trickle of water streams in from a custom fountain made of stones. Along another edge, a small pool house with light turquoise walls comprises a kitchenette, bathroom, and a changing stall, plus room enough to sit and have a snack or take a break from the midday sun.
Head toward the house, and find a screened-in porch with beachy beadboard panelling and plenty of room to entertain guests. Through a pair of glass sliders, the home’s interior is replete with natural light and covetable features: Skylights, fireplaces, window seats, and built-in shelves and cubbies at every turn.
In the chef’s kitchen, there are myriad aspects to brag about, such as a double oven, extra-wide windows, and two glass-doored hutches, but the coolest is the island. Topped with granite, one end extends into a breakfast bar, while the other gives way to a butcher block for food prep. The wooden prep space contains slots to stash knives safely, as well as a cut out that feeds into the trash to scrape scraps away with ease.
After a full day of swimming, grilling, playing, and cooking, there’s only one thing left to do: Retire to the luxe master bedroom. The suite includes private deck access, and a double-sided fireplace, which you can see from the bed, or from the Jacuzzi bathtub, sunken into a corner of Carrara marble.
For information, contact Darah Joyce, Compass, compass.com
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