On the Market: An Antique Carriage House in Beverly by the Water
High ceilings and plenty of windows keep the home bright and airy.
91 Hale St., Beverly
Size: 2,744 square feet
Maybe you’ve spent this quarantine binging episodes of Antiques Roadshow and honing your eye for timeworn treasures. Instead of wondering what fortunes might be hiding in the boxes of your garage, how about moving into an entire antique beauty that’s right by Beverly Cove instead?
Built in 1860, this carriage house was completely gutted down to the studs about two years ago, with many historical details preserved. In fact, once you enter that ship-lapped foyer with its rolling doors, it’s like being suspended in time. You’re at once surrounded by white-washed original exposed beams and modern lighting. The kitchen fuses the past and present perfectly with a state-of-the-art kitchen with granite countertops and a custom hood over the European duel-fuel range.
The expansive first level features rustic beadboard walls and refinished matte red oak floors. Flow freely between the kitchen with its soaring 10-foot ceilings and the dining room that’s tucked between oak posts and completely open to the second floor above. The living room invites for hangouts by the fire, with a separate sitting area or office tucked right nearby, so you can feel connected to the family while working from home. Two bedrooms with soothing palettes of grays and whites carve out sleepy retreats on the first level and are flooded with light, just like all of the spaces here thanks to the soaring ceilings and skylights.
Venture up the staircase with its custom black iron railings to the main bedroom suite on the second floor, where you’re greeted by a chevron ship-lapped wall and a sitting area aglow in the light of the skylight. Wander further down the hallway to find the dressing room and the custom main bath that’s a blend of the old and new, too. The rustic-inspired double vanities feature wood detailing, with exposed wood beams by the walk-in shower. The free-standing tub invites for a soak in the wood-swathed alcove. You can laze the hours away in the main bedroom with its vaulted ceiling and built-in California king headboard. Or simply open the doors to the Juliette balcony to let the sights and the sounds of the sea lull you to sleep.
For information, contact The Nikki Martin Team, Compass, 91halestreet.com.
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