7 Middle St., Marblehead
To survive the long, frigid days of New England winter, we want a homebase that feels warm and cheerful on even the most below-zero of nights. Thankfully, this Marblehead Colonial is essentially the real estate version of a HappyLight. Not only does 18th-century charm permeate the original beams and floors, but vibrant splashes of color amp up the energy in each room. Not to mention, a total of six fireplaces radiate heat throughout the four bedrooms, the living room, and the kitchen. Prepare to canoodle away those winter days.
The more you look around this home, the more there is to look at. In the kitchen, for instance, a granite-topped island with a sunken sink features built-in shelves with lemon-yellow trim. Opposite the island, a fireplace with golden accents carries the sunny motif through the room. In the adjoining living room, cushioned bench seating runs around two walls, interrupted only by handy built-in cabinets, one of which is topped with a painted-on chess board.
The quirky details continue upstairs, where a kid’s bedroom takes on a bit of a nautical scheme with pale blue walls and, thanks to a local woodworker, built-in cabin beds. It’s not just a cutesy theme, though—a double-sided desk and plenty of clever storage make the room as practical as it is fun.
Situated in the “Old Town” historic district of Marblehead, the colonial neighborhood is an easy walk to pubs, shops, beaches, and more. But chances are, you’ll be eager to get back home.
For information, contact Dick McKinley, Matt Dolan & Cynda Rohmer of Team Harborside, Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty, teamharborside.com.
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