On the Market: A Stucco North Shore Estate Right on the Beach
An outdoor kitchen, 15 rooms, an elevator, a hot tub by the ocean, and a garage to beat them all.
55 Puritan Lane, Swamscott
Size: 11,444 square feet
If this home’s nearly $7 million dollar asking is giving you some pause, let’s consider a scenario: It’s a steamy August afternoon. The beach sounds like the perfect reprieve, so you walk out of your massive stucco home, drink in hand. You cross the spacious covered porch, the bluestone patio, and head down to the lawn. From there, you plod the remaining few yards to the narrow beach, and dip your toes in the Atlantic. Once you’ve cooled off, and the early evening breeze starts to roll in, you saunter back up to the edge of the lawn, where you can sink into an in-ground hot tub and enjoy the beachside sunset.
There are another 11,000-plus square feet to enjoy inside, too. Dramatically coffered ceilings adorn most rooms, as do oversized windows that look out at the water. There are a total of seven fireplaces sprinkled throughout the home, abundant built-in cabinetry, and an elevator. And a whopping 15 rooms populate the house, almost all of them notably large.
Take the master bath, which the listing describes as “the ultimate bathroom.” The tub is deep, with unobstructed ocean views. The shower looks large enough to fit a twin bed, and, as the listing agent puts it, “could fit four people.” And yes, there are multiple vanities with sinks, cushioned bench seating, and separate room with a toilet and sink—what else would you expect from the ultimate bathroom?
Though the home has experienced several improvements in recent years—Smart Home systems and energy efficient updates included—the owners have sought to restore, rather than completely renovate in order to keep its 1910 character intact. Take a look at the original cotton candy-hued cloudy sky mural on the ceiling of one of the sitting rooms.
Despite all of the luxurious features that distinguish the home, listing agent Claire Dembowski says there is one space that always stops people in their tracks: the garage. “When people see the garage, they freak out,” she says. The oft-underrated area boasts heated floors, an electric car charging station, and more than enough room for three cars (sadly, no interior garage photos are included in the listing). “You could have a party in this garage.”
For information, contact Claire Dembowski or Sean Connelly, RE/MAX Advantage Real Estate, remax.com
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