On the Market: A Riverside Colonial in Newburyport
Hang out underneath the backyard grape arbor and take in those Merrimack River views.
8 Jefferson St., Newburyport
Size: 2,542 square feet
Feeling wooed by the idea of a backyard micro wedding? There’s no venue more suitable than this lovely Newburyport single-family: Say “I do” underneath the lush grape arbor, then kick off your heels to clink champagne flutes and dance on the brick patio. All this rests steps from the edge of the Merrimack River. The best part of all: When the party winds down, you can head right inside to the comfort of your cozy home.
The two-story dwelling was built near the end of the 18th century, and though a slew of renovations in the following years have brought it fully up to date, it still exudes old-world charm. Take a stroll through the one long, grand room that comprises four distinct zones: A living room with beamed ceilings and a wall of glass that looks out at the river; a sitting area facing a U-shaped built-in bookshelf; a breakfast nook with a crescent banquette; and a kitchen with a marble sink and countertops.
Marble accents pop up throughout the home, from the downstairs half bath’s white stone sink with a birch tree trunk pedestal, to the master bedroom’s marble fireplace. Wake up to the sunlight in the master suite, thanks to a pair of French doors that flood the bright white room with a warm glow. Step through the doors and down into the private sunken patio to start your morning with some fresh air and water views. Even if your honeymoon is on hold, this little haven in an adorable coastal city is a pretty nice placeholder.
For information, Tom Mahoney, RE/MAX On The River, Inc., tommahoney.net.
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