On the Market: Stylish and Cheery Digs in Newburyport
This single-family is steps from the Clipper City Rail Trail, so you can stroll or peddle to downtown Newburyport or the Commuter Rail station in minutes.
6 Olive St., Newburyport
Size: 1,950 square feet
Sandwiched between shutter-bedecked windows and positioned above the front door, a bright yellow sunshine embellishes the outside of this navy blue house. As you might deduce from the cloudless facade, the interior is a lively match.
Wide hardwood flooring dating back to the home’s 1850 construction furnishes the open living and dining rooms. On the way into the kitchen, a shelving unit cleverly conceals what the listing agent refers to as “a Harry Potter trap door” that leads down to the unfinished basement. The eat-in itself brims with panache, while corresponding pieces tie the scheme together: red walls and a bold Bertazzoni range; a Sub-Zero fridge and stainless apron sink; open, suspended wooden shelving and butcher block countertops.
The home makes the most of its almost 2,000 square feet by packing in five bedrooms— including a generously sized master bed with chic blue walls and a faux fireplace—a walk-in closet that takes up an entire room, and a home gym or office.
Outside, a two-tiered courtyard provides space to lounge around the brick patio and stone patios, or dine underneath a pergola. The current owners say they love strolling from the home to the Clipper City Rail Trail into downtown Newburyport, or in the other direction to the Commuter Rail station, where you can catch a train and arrive in Boston in just under an hour. The homey interior and convenient location have kept them around, but, the sellers say, at first sight it was actually the painted yellow sunshine that lured them in: “It made us feel like it would be a happy home, and that certainly has been the case.”
For information, contact Krissy Ventura, Bentley’s, bentlesrealestate.com.
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