On the Market: A Midcentury Modern Deck House in Wenham
Looking for a retro, nature-embracing home on a lake?
23 Juniper St., Wenham
Size: 2,540 square feet
Who would’ve thought a carport could look so cool? Not only does this home’s sloped, extended roof create a conveniently sheltered parking spot, it gives the exterior some enviable retro flair. The 1972 construction embraces midcentury modern design inside, too, with long lengths of glass for walls and punchy accents like a glowing orange Kartell light fixture in the living room.
Furnished with oak floors and pine and mahogany ceilings, the home’s pared back style fully embraces the nature around it. In the dining room, a tree trunk suspended from two loops of rope brings the outdoors inside in a literal way—a feature left behind from the previous sellers, which the current owners happily adopted—but in most cases the landscapes are visible through the many windows. Resting in the bedroom or lounging in the living room, the homeowners say, feels like being up in a treehouse thanks to views awash with mature trees.
Another benefit of a beautifully wooded backyard? The canopy of trees that naturally shades the travertine patio, decked out with an outdoor kitchen. For a more rustic cooking experience, head down the slope to the fire pit—and then continue on to the edge of Pleasant Pond. With the help of the private dock, you can dip your toes into the swimming hole while biting into a gooey s’more.
For information, contact Tracey Hutchinson, Churchill Properties, tours.robmorenophotography.com.
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