Within steps to the beach and boasting exquisite water views up and down the rocky coast, this seaside Colonial in the quaint village of Magnolia is ready and waiting for a buyer with a little ingenuity. Presented by William Rochford and Brian Rice of Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty, it lists for just $698,000.

Representing coastal living at its finest, this brand new four bedroom home in Gloucester comes complete with breathtaking water views that extend well beyond the Annisquam River. Paying close attention to every detail, local builder Frank McCormick has produced the perfect seaside residence, believes J Barrett & Company realtor Ann Olivo, who co-lists the property with partner Christine Moore.

 This extraordinary estate in the prestigious area of Paine Avenue in Prides Crossing is a custom fit for the discriminating buyer. Built at the turn of the century, the three-story stucco mansion sits on over 2.5 beautifully landscaped acres perfectly elevated for the most magnificent ocean views imaginable. Complete with access to a private beach and nearly 7,000 square feet of luxurious living space, this rare offering is presented for sale by Mimi Pruett of J Barrett & Company for $4,750,000.

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Representing coastal living at its finest, this brand new four bedroom home in Gloucester comes complete with breathtaking water views that extend well beyond the Annisquam River. Paying close attention to every detail, local builder Frank McCormick has produced the perfect seaside residence, believes J Barrett & Company realtor Ann Olivo, who co-lists the property with partner Christine Moore.

 This extraordinary estate in the prestigious area of Paine Avenue in Prides Crossing is a custom fit for the discriminating buyer. Built at the turn of the century, the three-story stucco mansion sits on over 2.5 beautifully landscaped acres perfectly elevated for the most magnificent ocean views imaginable. Complete with access to a private beach and nearly 7,000 square feet of luxurious living space, this rare offering is presented for sale by Mimi Pruett of J Barrett & Company for $4,750,000.

This custom contemporary offers the unsurpassed craftsmanship, superior design, and exceptional details that savvy North Shore homebuyers have come to expect from renowned builder Windover Construction. Set in a private enclave of similarly sophisticated residences in Manchester’s coveted Summer Hill development, this brand new home is surrounded by 11 acres of trust land abutting Coolidge Reservation. Complete with a private path to the beach, this special property is presented by Amanda Armstrong of Engle & Volkers By The Sea for $1,600,000.

Whether you are changing addresses, moving an elderly parent, liquidating an estate, or are simply in need of some basic organization, why not make things easier and hire a professional? Women on The Move, a leading moving company and so much more, has overseen and facilitated more than 900 moves over the past eight years. And while they are based right here in Marblehead, this immensely successful company has grand plans for expansion, says owner and CEO Annmarie Linnane.

Located in downtown Marblehead, this charming single-family colonial is within steps to everything this quaint seaside town has to offer. So, if you find yourself yearning for an active yet somewhat laid-back sort of lifestyle, your search could very well end here. Presented by the Cressy Team at J Barrett & Co., this home lists for $515,000.

Location, luxury and lifestyle – everything a homebuyer is looking for but can’t always find. But here it is. A custom crafted deck house perfectly positioned above the Atlantic Ocean and just steps to its own private beach. Presented by Phyllis Levin and Shari Sagan McGuirk of Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty, this special property is listed for $2,195,000.

As the end of 2018 quickly approaches, Betsy Merry and Dan Fox of MerryFox Realty reflect back on a year that was filled with lots of activity but relatively few surprises, particularly in the Salem condo market. As the brokers have seen over the past few years, the lack of supply has led to a higher demand - consequently ensuing soaring prices and soaring frustrations.

Located in Beverly’s desirable Prospect Hill area, this meticulously maintained four-family presents a tremendous opportunity for the savvy investor, real estate enthusiast, or aspiring entrepreneur. Brought to you by Henry Pizzo of The Pizzo Johanson Team at Lux Realty North Shore, it is newly for $1,100,000.

One of the more architecturally significant homes in Rockport, this luxurious and spacious contemporary commands a high perch off Granite Street in an area of homes that seldom come to market, offering spectacular unobstructed views of the harbor, Granite Pier and the Atlantic Ocean. “View Point,” as it is aptly called, is listed by Amanda Armstrong of Engel & Volkers by the Sea for $1,950,000.

It is not often that a writer finds herself at a loss for words, but a listing like this one is nearly impossible to describe. Aptly named for its breathtaking oceanfront setting in the scenic seaside town of Swampscott, “Wavecrest” is a true masterpiece, offering sweeping panoramic water views from virtually every room and an architectural pallet quite unlike any other. Presented exclusively by Shari Sagan McGuirk of Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty, it lists for $3,900,000.

Some homes are exactly what you’d expect while others surprise and amaze you from the very first moment of your visit. Should you seek the latter, The Susan Bridge Team at J Barrett & Company is pleased to introduce you to this stunning property in Beverly Farms. Though it has been thoughtfully updated for easy 21st century living, this remarkable manse, which lists for $1,450,000, is a gorgeous reflection of the craftsmanship of days gone by.

Realtor Ray Cruddas of Tache Real Estate is excited to announce this rare opportunity to own at one of Salem’s most well-regarded communities. Completely remodeled with the finest of finishes and featuring coveted amenities like in-unit laundry and attached garage parking with additional driveway space, this desirable multi-level end-unit is as “move-in-ready” as it gets.

Simply put, this colonial in desirable Beverly Cove is a show-stopper. Spanning close to 6,000 square feet, it features four to five bedrooms, five and a half baths, and the potential for an in-law apartment. And while a home of this caliber may seem unattainable to some, the owner is very motivated to sell – making this a special and rare opportunity for one very fortunate buyer. Presented by Melissa Dias-Lopes of J Barrett & Company, it lists for $999,000.

Opportunities quite like this one rarely come along. “Good Harbor Beachside Condos”, aptly named for its proximity to the popular beach directly across the street (ranked number 2 of the best beaches in Massachusetts) , is brand new one-level living at its very finest. While each unit is distinctively diverse, all six contemporary units offer spacious open concepts, top of the line finishes, two-car garages, and a central elevator. Ranging in size from 2,000 to 2,300 square feet and priced at $1,155,000 to $1,250,000, these luxury homes are proudly presented for sale by The Militello Team at J Barrett & Company.

Although “simply exquisite” would aptly describe these homes, once you take a peek inside you will agree that there is nothing “simple” about them. Majestically located in the heart of Newburyport along historic High Street, find the Tenney-Noyes House c.1807. Meticulously restored and renovated, it has been transformed into six townhouse-style units, two of which have already sold. The four remaining homes priced between $589,000 and $725,000, are proudly presented by Cheryl Caldwell of William Raveis Real Estate.

Just around the corner from several of Cape Ann’s most desirable beaches, this charming Rockport townhouse is - “not just for summer living”. Complete with an updated interior and private back and side yards, this unit which is one of only two townhomes, is equally as suited for a year-round residence as it is a seasonal vacation getaway. Listed for just $399,900, this hidden gem is presented by The Guittar Group at J Barrett & Company.

Secretly situated on a beautifully landscaped lot of nearly an acre, this fabulous four-bedroom colonial in Hamilton boasts a truly pastoral cul de sac location. Thoughtfully set back from the road at the end of a meandering drive, this solid home is surrounded by mature trees and plantings with woodland views from nearly every room. Its niceties don’t stop there however, for its rustically charming interior brings a wonderful floor plan and loads of possibilities. Brand new to market, it lists for $599,900.

A luxurious waterfront community for active adults 55 years and older, Hatter’s Point is designed to achieve a unique ambiance along the Merrimack River. Located on the site of the former Merrimac Hat Factory, two architecturally distinct buildings will house a total of 45, one and two bedroom and penthouse units ranging in size from 1,545 to 2,300 square feet. This very exciting community, which is more than 50% sold, is exclusively presented by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Premier Communities and Hatter’s Point Capital, LLC.

Whether you are a down-sizing boomer or senior, a relocating millennial, or a homeowner on the move, the ladies at “ShipShape Organize” can help make your transition an easy one. In business on the North Shore for seven years, Residential Organizers and Move Managers Deb Bernier and Deb Stone have orchestrated and supervised hundreds of moves.

This seven year “young” contemporary in Rowley is nothing short of all-encompassing. Complete with an ideal cul-de-sac location, a vast open concept interior design, and a desirable in-law apartment with private entrance, it brings absolutely everything to the table according to Melissa Dias-Lopes of the Lopes Group at J Barrett & Co. This offering is newly priced at $749,000.

Those enamored by the promise of a low-maintenance, simplified lifestyle will indeed be delighted to hear about the North Shore’s latest 55+ community. Privately set off of Route 1A on over 30 bucolic acres, Wenham Pines will feature 22 luxury New England-style townhouses intended for easy home ownership. Presented by Coldwell Banker Premier Communities, average price will be $1,450,000.

This outstanding expanded cape in Manchester’s sought-after Woodholm neighborhood has been recently renovated to perfection. With the utmost attention paid to every detail, this home is a dream come true for anyone looking for an easy “turn-key” relocation. Listed by Joan McDonald of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, this offering is on the market for $1,159,000.

Beautifully updated from top to bottom, this arresting tri-level home in Marblehead comes complete with three harbor-facing decks, direct water access with pull moorings for a tender or dinghy, and a thoughtfully open interior ideal for day to day living and seaside entertaining. Presented by Matt Dolan of Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty, it lists for $1,375,000.

“Every home conjures a story but this vintage home weaves a tale,” says J Barrett & Company Realtor Janet Breiter about this notable “Arts and Crafts” style treasure. One of planned 20 homes in 1907 by Charles G. Way, this residence is one of the five originally built. And while it is filled with the expected traditional appointments, this special offering also brings all sorts of surprises. It is on the market for $1,395,000.

Originally the studio of locally renowned artist Aldro T. Hibbard, this 1929 post-and-beam has been masterfully renovated throughout. In just eight short years, the current owners took what was a replicated hip-roofed barn and turned it into a virtual show piece. Priced at $995,000, this amazing transformation in desirable Rockport is presented by Paula Murphy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

Whether you are a lover of antiques or simply someone remotely enamored with renovation projects, this restored 1839 classic colonial revival is an absolute “must see.” Situated on 1.13 bucolic acres in Rowley’s historic downtown, the Honorary Daniel Adams House is the perfect blend of 19th century charm and 21st century amenities, says Mike Cotraro of Team Cotraro at LUX Realty North Shore, who lists it for $564,500.

This Danvers property, located at the convergence of Porter and Crane Rivers, is most definitely one of the greatest surprises in town. Offering direct water frontage complete with a private dock and mooring large enough for a 30-foot to 40-foot boat, it was custom built in 2004 by its current owner. Today, it is being offered for sale by Jason Grzybek and Paul Herrick of Herrick Lutts Partners at Keller Williams Realty for $1,250,000.

If you had to pinpoint the greatest asset of this Hamilton property, it would prove to be virtually impossible. Some might be drawn to its welcoming architectural design, though others may be blown away by its rambling and picturesque 4.6 acres. No matter what it is that draws you in — this offering is sure to appeal to all generations of homebuyers. Presented by Joan McDonald and Nannie Winslow of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, it is marketed for $1,289,000.

 If you’re thinking of becoming a part of Middleton’s newest community of eight luxury townhomes, Realtor Anne Leblanc Snyder of J Barrett & Company cautions that time is running out. With just two units remaining at “Estates on the Green,” the time to act is now.

Excitement is mounting in the heart of the North Beverly neighborhood affectionately referred to by locals as “Henry’s Corner.” Left vacant and in disrepair for a good many years, this property was purchased by North Shore contractor Michael Driscoll of Home Enhancements Construction. Working alongside Michael on this project is his business partner, Matt Williams, also of Beverly.

If you’ve dreamed of a low-maintenance lifestyle, but struggle with the inevitable sacrifice of space, privacy or location, this stunning townhome close to the bustling center of Danvers could be the answer to your prayers.

As they say, “everything old is new again” and this brilliantly well-kept, one-of-a-kind antique is no exception. Built in 1690 and then expanded upon more than a century later, The Quincy Shaw McKean House is now home to seven estate condominiums, one of which is presented for sale by Dave Smith of Keller Williams Realty for $839,000.

Presenting rare and incomparable open views in an estate setting in the heart of Hamilton, this one-of-a-kind gracious contemporary exudes modern elegance and a refined sophistication. Set on more than 6 bucolic acres, its prime hilltop location provides an innate privacy that so few properties do. This graceful residence in all its splendor is presented for sale by Lisa Wheeler of J Barrett & Company for $1,250,000.

This newly constructed custom home is a shining example of what can happen when you combine top-quality construction with ingenious design. Brought to you by locally esteemed builder Ford Properties, Inc., this superb Wenham property boasts 4,500 square feet of living space on over an acre of fastidiously landscaped grounds. Presented for sale by Shelly Shuka of J Barrett & Company, it lists for $1,375,000.

This Boxford estate brings forth all of the grandeur of a textbook English Tudor. True to its architectural distinction, its traditional brick façade features the expected steeply pitched gable roofs, embellished doorways, arresting groupings of windows, and decorative half-timbering.

To those who keep an eye on local real estate, the resurgence of the condo market should come as no surprise. What some may find astonishing, however, are the prices, particularly in the ever-so-popular city of Salem. According to brokers Betsy Merry and Dan Fox of MerryFox Realty, within this past year, sale prices have gone up a whopping 9 percent, while price per square foot during the same time frame is concurrently up by 11 percent.

C.P. Berry Homes, known for quality-built, maintenance-free condominium communities and custom-built homes on the North Shore — including English Commons at Topsfield, Patton Ridge in Hamilton, Caldwell Farm in Newbury, Fuller Pond Village in Middleton, Ipswich Country Club Homes, Bartlett's Reach in Amesbury, and others — is making great progress at its newest 55-plus community, Rolling Green at Topsfield. Ground-breaking occurred in July and the progress has been impressive. Construction of the 30 condominium homes is well beyond the halfway point on this private, 13-plus acre setting off Boston Street at the Topsfield/Ipswich town line. The homes feature, on the first-floor: a master suite, a well-appointed kitchen, a dining area, a living room with fireplace, laundry, powder room and access to the attached garage. On the second-floor: a guest bedroom, full bath and a loft, plus generous closet and storage space. The community is designed to have the feel of a traditional New England village, including a center common with a gazebo, walking paths and benches.

Meticulously cared for and thoughtfully preserved, this remarkable turn-of-the-century home has style, grace, and an enviable Magnolia address. And while these attributes are inarguably pleasing, it might just be the irrefutable versatility that sells this property. A truly remarkable offering listed by Dan McInerney from J. Barrett & Company, it is newly priced at $950,000.

Meticulously cared for and thoughtfully preserved, this remarkable turn-of-the-century home has style, grace, and an enviable Magnolia address. And while these attributes are inarguably pleasing, it might just be the irrefutable versatility that sells this property. A truly remarkable offering listed by Dan McInerney from J. Barrett & Company, it is newly priced at $950,000.

Ideally located in quaint downtown Wenham, this circa-1900, colonial-style residence has been extensively renovated and meticulously updated for today’s contemporary lifestyle. Despite its recently refreshed look, however, the home upholds its notable turn-of-the-century charm. Listed for $1,175,000, it is proudly presented by Dorothy Goudie of J. Barrett & Company.

According to listing agent Martha Anger of By the Sea Sotheby’s International Realty, this elegant Victorian in downtown Gloucester brings much more to the table than just an attractive façade. Walking distance from shops, restaurants, and the harbor front, it is advantageously located right in the heart of what she refers to as the “burgeoning cultural scene.”

A rare offering along Hamilton’s Chebacco Lake, this magnificent waterfront contemporary sits on 6 private acres, boasting indescribable views. Meticulously constructed to the highest standards, this home affords the finest in luxuriant, carefree living, believes Realtor Amanda Armstrong of By the Sea Sotheby’s International Realty, who lists the property for $2,395,000.

Well, it doesn’t get much better than this. Steps from the water on desirable Magnolia Point, this immaculate and expansive contemporary residence delivers the very best of carefree coastal living. Brought to you by Amanda Armstrong of By the Sea Sotheby’s International Realty, it lists for $1,649,000.

Perched high on granite rocks with breathtaking views of Rockport’s Sandy Bay, this picture-perfect home with 85 feet of incomparable ocean frontage boasts a desirable in-town location right between Front and Back beaches. Affectionately called “Coup de Coeur” (meaning “hit to the heart”), this property’s name is colloquially and appropriately interpreted as “love at first sight.” Though its roots date back to the early 1800s, this exquisite residence was completely renovated and expanded in 2008 under the direction of acclaimed local architect, Jonathan Poore. Today, it is being offered for $2,595,000 by Realtor Barbara Dugan of By the Sea Sotheby’s International Realty.

Vincent Forzese and The Forzese Group at RE/MAX on the River are delighted to present The Cottages at Drake’s Landing in West Newbury and The Cottages at Port Place in Newburyport — two brand-new residential communities by locally esteemed builder, Cottage Advisors. Modeled after their most recent and very successful Cottages at River Hill project, these homes will be strategically nested together, centering on a shared open space with patios and pergolas for that “old-fashioned” neighborhood feel.

Overlooking Plum Island Sound and affording three levels of unobstructed, sweeping ocean views, this discerningly renovated 10-room colonial on Ipswich’s Great Neck is a nature lover’s dream come true. Just steps to private Clark Beach, the next lucky stewards of this exceptional home will surely appreciate exploring the vast coastline from their very own backyard. Listed for $1,189,000, the property is proudly presented by Libby Culbertson and Sheri Trocci of J Barrett & Company.