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May 3, 2013

Ideal location and spectacular views welcome you home to this Rockport Colonial

Walk across the street to Back Beach on the weekends and up the road to the train station during the workweek — both are just minutes away from this spectacular two-bedroom Rockport Colonial. Situated on popular Granite Street (Route 127), the residence offers magnificent views of the best of Rockport from Back Beach to Sandy Bay to Bearskin Neck and Straightmouth Light. The home provides direct access for you and your guests to enjoy Rockport’s fabled Fourth of July bonfire or enjoy a summer concert on a Sunday at the historic bandstand.

“It’s a great house,” says listing agent Janet Deedy of Wentworth Group Reality. “It’s fantastic for entertaining or sitting by a cozy fire when a nor’easter is blowing.”

Solidly built in 1899, this house is all about the details that make for genuine New England charm. The home has two working fireplaces and the living room features a lovely coffered ceiling. Coffered ceilings — the architectural art of recessing ceiling panels and supporting them with beams — is an ancient Roman creation once used to support the weight of stone domes. Today, in addition to enhancing the beauty of a room, coffered ceilings enrich a room’s acoustics. There is also wood stove with a glass door to add warmth and ambiance to this gracious space.

Charisma flows from one room to the next. Host the perfect intimate dinner party or holiday meal for everyone in the dining room with its impressive built-in china cabinet framed by lovely bull’s eye trim wood molding that is carried through the room with the doors and window frames. Add even more charm and elegance to your dinner parties with the dining room’s working fireplace.

Designed with the cook in mind, the kitchen features top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances including a propane gas range and convection oven with a dough-proofing setting for the home baker, as well as a warming tray perfect for entertaining. The Liebherr refrigerator with a top rack for wine bottles offers the uppermost name in efficient, modern home refrigeration.

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