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June 28, 2013

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on Good Harbor Beach

Search as you might, though you would be hard pressed to find a better setting on all of Cape Ann. While plenty of properties in this area bear the distinction of “waterfront,” this home is the only one that sits directly on the sands of Good Harbor Beach. Though the price tag is $2,950,000, most will agree that a location such as this is simply priceless.

Lovingly owned by the same family for the past 70 years, the house sits on three separate lots. “This is just one of those homes that epitomize Gloucester,” says Realtor Peter Olson of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “It’s the kind of house that everyone dreams of having. It’s prominent, historic and has its own private beach. What more could you want?”

Like most structures of the 1920s, the exterior of this Colonial-style stucco was built to stand the test of time. Inside, the floor plan is also classic, with a traditional layout, well-appointed rooms and generous windows from which to admire the views. The Realtor is quick to point out that, despite serving as a summer retreat in recent years, the house is well insulated and perfectly suited for year-round use.

On the main level, an inviting living room is complete with a fireplace, hardwood flooring and doors to a wraparound deck partially covered for inclement weather. From here, the views of Salt Island and the ocean beyond are absolutely breathtaking. More leisurely spaces include a library or in-home office and a cozy sitting room overlooking the entire length of Good Harbor. Both the formal dining room and spacious kitchen afford lovely 1920’s detailing such as custom built-ins and period trims.

A charming “good morning staircase” leads the way to five bedrooms boasting stunning vistas and a full bath. Should you require more sleeping room for guests or the extended family perhaps, a two-bedroom suite with half bath sits over the two-car garage.

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