On the Market: A Grand Oceanside Manor in Gloucester
Say “Ciao” to imported mantle pieces, chandeliers, and grand columns surrounded by sea views.
129 Atlantic Rd., Gloucester
Size: 8,441 square feet
This huge European-style manor might be called “Terra Firma,” but it’s nothing short of heavenly. Soak in the sight of those grand entertaining rooms, the stately columns, and the chandeliers that drip like diamonds from ceilings with intricate moldings. The 8,441 square-foot, four bed, and four and-a-half bath Gloucester estate might be perched between the Atlantic and the sea of green that is the Bass Rocks Golf Course, but no one would fault you for thinking you’re in the Italian countryside.
“Living in Cape Ann is a piece of paradise,” the home owner says. “We have culture, natural beauty, are so close to Boston, and have amazing world-class beaches.”
It doesn’t hurt to live it up in luxe style, either. From the well-manicured grounds to the granite floors, Terra Firma is not what you would call minimal. Here, bring on the opulence: The mammoth rooms are ideal for sipping martinis and entertaining—like the hotel-like foyer with a winding staircase, the dining room in its palette of creams and greys with gold-capped columns, the living room with its paneled ceiling and an imported fireplace mantel from Italy. A massive island dominates the kitchen, with the cherry cabinetry adding warmth. Meanwhile, a wine cellar hidden behind ornate iron gates is perfect for private wine-tasting parties, while multiple outdoor living spaces beckon to soak up the sun and sea breeze. Even with all of the detailing, one thing shines through, and that’s the vast ocean view in nearly every room.
Terra Firma might be grounded in entertaining, but there’s still a sanctuary waiting on the second floor. “The main suite is an oasis for us,” the homeowner says. The bright and airy bedroom is a getaway among the grandeur, with angled ceilings, a fireplace, and even a wet bar for a nightcap of negronis every evening. Two walk-in closets (because why stop at one?) await your wardrobe, with a double-wide shower and deep soaking tub in the adjoining window-bedecked bathroom. Even the grayest mornings are brightened by a soak surrounded by those lush views.
For information, contact Syndi Zaiger, Compass, compass.com.
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