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On the Market: A Staycation-Worthy Manse in Marblehead

How about a private beach for your social-distancing needs?


Photo by Joel Gross Architectural and Residential Photography

201 Ocean Avenue, Marblehead
Price: $3,999,000
Size: 5,609 square feet
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 6

With no clear end in sight for social-distancing guidelines, it’s time to figure out how you’re going to plan your summer by the sea while also avoiding other humans at all costs. Enter: this sprawling (but surprisingly homey) oceanfront manse in Marblehead, where upper- and lower-level decks spanning the width of the house overlook 400 feet of private beach.

Inside the abode, you’ll still enjoy views of the Atlantic courtesy of floor-to-ceiling windows in nearly every room, including the open-concept living area, which features hardwood floors, soaring cathedral ceilings, and beach-house-chic shiplap walls. Home chefs and gourmands alike will also appreciate the home’s spacious and sunny kitchen, dressed up with coffered ceilings and a marble island. And if you need further evidence that this is the kitchen of your culinary dreams, look no further than PBS cooking show Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito, which previously used the room as a backdrop for filming.

Four bedrooms sit on the second floor, including the master suite. The space boasts a wall of windows, as well as glass double doors that open to an expansive deck so you can rise and shine while watching the waves roll in. Alternatively, indulge in a bit of self care in the master bath, outfitted with a roomy glass shower, a freestanding tub, and a marble vanity with double sinks.

Finally, the hidden gem on the property: A climate-controlled wine cellar. Bearing stone floors, a tasting table, sight lines to the ocean, and storage for more than 1,000 bottles, it’s a must-have for any true entertainer—or, more practically, anyone looking to hunker down with a stockpile that’ll last through an uncertain number of virtual happy hours to come.

For more information, contact Matt Dolan and Dick Mckinley, Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty, teamharborside.com.

Photo by Joel Gross Architectural and Residential Photography

Photo by Joel Gross Architectural and Residential Photography

Photo by Joel Gross Architectural and Residential Photography

Photo by Joel Gross Architectural and Residential Photography

Photo by Joel Gross Architectural and Residential Photography

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Photo by Nashua Video Tours

Photo by Joel Gross Architectural and Residential Photography

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