While you may feel ready to downsize, you may not be prepared for the sacrifices that often come with that decision. Well fear not, for the solution is simply awaiting the discriminating buyer, believes J Barrett & Company Realtor Mandy Sheriff. Introducing “Surf Village” — a luxurious community of eight condominium homes clustered near the Manchester/Magnolia line. Designed with the sophisticated consumer in mind, this brand new neighborhood affords a refined lifestyle enhanced by stunning ocean views and easy access to some of the most gorgeous beaches on the North Shore.

This charming Beverly colonial complete with a quintessential front porch has been artfully and tastefully refurbished throughout. From its re-landscaped yard to its meticulously renewed interior, this is a home that must be seen to be believed, says J Barrett & Company Realtor Joyce Herman, who lists it for $539,000.

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Essex - David L. Andrews, 76, of Essex, passed away Friday, January 24, 2020, at Beverly Hospital. Born in Ipswich he was the son of the late Lewis W. and Theresa (Canillas) Andrews. David attended Essex Elementary School, grades 1-8. He also attended Gloucester High School, grades 9-10. Aft…

Christmas for some, may be coming a bit early this year thanks to an exciting bit of news from William Raveis’s Melinda Fields. Alongside of acclaimed local developer Joe Higgens of JFH Construction, the realtor is pleased to announce “Olde Glory Way” in Merrimac – the area’s latest answer to easy, low-maintenance 55+ living.

This pristine Swampscott residence overlooking Littles Point and Phillips Beach affords sweeping ocean views and an unparalleled interior. Complete with a bright-white shingled façade and a striking interior with soaring ceilings, large-pane windows and remarkable woodwork, the home also boasts a full elevator for easy access to all three of its levels. Marketed exclusively by Amanda Armstrong of Engle & Volkers By The Sea, this prominent property is listed for $2,579,000.

Surrounded by two and a half acres of private upland and marsh boasting unobstructed views of Biskie Head and beyond, this classic 1920s cottage in Gloucester brings a perfect combination of 20th century charm and modern day convenience. Meticulously preserved and updated by its most recent stewards of more than 30 years, this residence is likely to be unlike any other you have seen, believes LUX Realty North Shore’s Brian Marvelley, who shares the $948,000 listing with Jane Meterparel.

A fully renovated and reimagined transitional blend of historic and contemporary architecture, The Cove at Pickman is Salem’s latest and greatest residential offering. Boasting a Nantucket-like cedar shingle façade, this notable circa 1810 Federalist has been masterfully transformed to two-bedroom homes and one carriage house with every imaginable modern-day convenience.

While this Marblehead antique has all of the period details one might imagine, it also brings a laundry list of unexpected riches according to Realtor Lori Cressy of the Cressy Team at J Barrett and Company. Located in the heart of the historic district, this significant home has been newly reintroduced to the market for $989,000.

If you think that waterfront property is unattainable for under a million dollars, think again. Proudly presented by Ted Richard of J Barrett & Company, this exquisite home on Salem’s Juniper Cove has been artfully redesigned by its owner of more than thirty years. Complete with well-appointed rooms, high-end finishes, and direct ocean views, it lists for just $969,900.

When a homeowner is ready to sell, there are quite a few variables that come into play. There is the task of choosing a trusted adviser, the expectation of a timely turnaround, and ultimately the reward of an agreeable offer. So, imagine the delight when the clients of J Barrett & Company Realtors Veronica Lujan and Will Vaquerano sold their three-bedroom Peabody Cape at the first open house for $30,000 over asking.

It will prove quite difficult to find a “home” that compares to this impeccably maintained townhouse. Complete with a seamless blend of old world charm and current day amenities, this bi-level home offers an unmatched versatility, a quiet North Salem location, and enchantingly appointed rooms. Recently introduced by Team Cotraro of LUX Realty North Shore, it listed for $624,500.

A true labor of love, this beautiful four-bedroom home has been renovated from the foundation up by its current owners. Complete with a fluid floor plan, high-end finishes throughout, and stunning views of Chebacco Lake, this waterside sanctuary is ready for its buyer. Newly listed for $649,500, it is proudly presented by Holly Baldassare of J Barrett & Company.

When you think of Danvers, you most likely don’t envision a home with water views. Well, perhaps it is time to think again, for this charming Dutch Colonial offers a glorious panorama of Danvers Harbor and so much more. New to market, this property is brought to you by Henry Pizzo of LUX Realty North Shore for $449,000.

Though its property line extends all the way to prominent Granite Street, the developer of this 1925 Rockport colonial had a clear vision of the home he would construct. It would be built atop a solid granite foundation on a half-acre lot, be surrounded by gorgeous granite walls, and most importantly — it would be perched on a hill for optimal views of the ocean. Though nearly 100 years have passed, this notable residence is still as captivating as ever. Newly listed for $1,125,000, it is proudly presented by Roger Minton of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

This magnificent townhouse in Salem represents a degree of elegance rarely found outside of Boston. Seamlessly blending 19th century sophistication with today’s advanced technology; this striking home is the epitome of “move-in ready”, according to Betsy Merry of MerryFox Realty, who lists it for $809,000.

Just in time for those final “dog days of summer”, this brand new custom home in Annisquam is presented for sale. Designed by local architect Henry Louis Miller, it offers clean contemporary lines, high-end finishes, and a thoughtfully adaptable floor plan. Brought to you by Jack Brown and Heather Grant Murray of Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty, it lists for $865,000.

While its roots date back to 1900, this commanding Cape Ann Victorian which was once part of the renowned Peabody Estate, shows no sign of age. Complete with bay windows, patterned Flemish brick and a slate roof, its exterior is clearly reminiscent of its style. However, following a total conversion back in 1986, this “grand dame” along with its carriage house, is now host to five luxurious year-round condominiums including its penthouse which is currently for sale. Newly priced at just $475,000, it is proudly presented by The Hope and Lisa Team of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Manchester.

This stunning expanded Cape in the pastoral town of Topsfield leaves nothing to the imagination. With three floors spanning just under 4,000 square feet, a newly built barn with loft and garage space, and more than two acres of well-manicured grounds enhanced by patios and a gazebo, you would be hard pressed to find anything quite like it. Listed for $949,000 by The Lopes Group of J Barrett & Company, interested parties also have the option of purchasing an additional 2.94 acres for a total asking price of $1,100,000.

Within steps to the beach, schools, the train and the village, this newly constructed home in sought-after Manchester-by-the-Sea is classically “New England” with a shingled exterior, welcoming front porch, and quintessential white picket fence. Once inside however, you will be struck by its sleek, contemporary design. Newly priced at $1,320,000, it is presented by Mandy Sheriff of J Barrett & Company.

From her first meeting with sellers Beryl and Sydney Bloor, J Barrett & Company Realtor Holly Baldassare was impressed. Having already been through the process with their first home in Huntington, N.Y. more than 20 years prior, the couple understood the advantage of hiring a real estate professional as well as the benefit of taking a logical approach to pricing. Within three days of its first showing, they received multiple competitive offers, all well over asking. According to Baldassare, when a home is over-valued, it can actually deliver the opposite effect

This circa 1842 Iconic Greek Revival is most likely one of Danvers’ greatest surprises. Set way back from the road and surrounded by stone walls for privacy, the residence known as “Overlook” has been thoughtfully updated and lovingly cared for. On the market for $897,000, it is proudly presented for sale by Betsy Merry of MerryFox Realty.

There’s no question that this Ipswich contemporary is a beach lover’s dream. Sited on coveted Great Neck, the next owner of this home will enjoy rights to the Association’s private beach and stunning views of Plum Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. However, its ideal location just minutes to downtown Ipswich and the commuter rail to Boston and Newburyport also makes it perfect for year round living. On the market for $1,174,000, this property is presented by Brian Castonguay of J Barrett and Company.

Set upon the beautiful rocky coast of Swampscott, there can be no denying the sheer impact of this inspirational property. Sporting a stunning Mediterranean design, this oceanfront home boasts an ideal location steps from Eisman’s Beach, striking living and entertainment spaces, and breathtaking views of the coast and the Boston skyline from virtually every room. Presented by Realtor/Partner Shari Sagan McGuirk of Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty, it lists for $3,400,000.

Throughout the painstaking renovations of this 1900s Rockport colonial, realtor/builder John Pardee and his crew were consciously respectful of its historic significance. So while this newly restored home may resemble new construction, its period appointments and 20th century charm were thoughtfully preserved where ever it made sense.

The Murray Brown Group of Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty is delighted to announce this rare opportunity to own at desirable Tuck Point. Sited along Beverly Harbor, this two-bedroom penthouse condominium offers direct waterfront views and a newly revamped interior. Brand new to market, it is listed for $635,000.

Those who were raised on Cape Ann know it as The Old Corner Inn. Those who read about it today may see it as a wonderful investment or perhaps an unrealized vocation of a lifetime. For sale for the first time in more than 40 years, this iconic piece of real estate is yours for the taking for $1,999,906.43.

Perched high above Walker Creek, this stunning contemporary shingle-style home affords sweeping views over Essex Bay and the backside of Crane Beach. Complemented by the natural beauty of its awe-inspiring surroundings, this property is a true nature lover’s dream. Complete with a private tidal dock, a two-story heated art studio, two barns with over-sized storage, a fenced paddock, and zen-like gardens, it lists for $2,500,000.

When this 1920’s home was purchased in 2018, it was in need of updating and repair. One year later, after painstaking renovations, this charming American Foursquare is a completely restored masterpiece. Ideally located just a few hundred feet from the Annisquam Footbridge, this remarkable home also boasts breathtaking views of Lobster Cove, the Annisquam River, and Wingaersheek Beach. Listed for $999,000, it is proudly presented for sale by Martha Anger of Engel & Völkers By The Sea.

This strikingly handsome Colonial set on a 3.2 bucolic acres in Hamilton includes a portion of the Ipswich River. Stunningly renovated and meticulously maintained by its current owners, this beautiful home is unconditionally “turn-key ready”, according to Realtor Josephine Baker of J Barrett & Company, who lists the property for $1,479,000.

Bringing a modern twist to the “old-fashioned” neighborhood of yesteryear, Salem’s Strongwater Crossing delivers a strong sense of community where wide sidewalks, street lamps and walking trails join young families together with their retired neighbors. If you happen to be one of the many fascinated home buyers who missed out on the first phase, take comfort in knowing that you have another chance to own here. With delivery expected as soon as this fall, Phases 4 and 5 will consist of 35 luxury homes ranging in size between 1,695 and 2,260 square feet.

Offering pure, unadulterated luxury, this custom designed home just beyond Manchester Village transcends time. Originally known as “The Ledge”, this circa 1884 masterpiece sits high atop a hill on nearly six plush acres featuring mature plantings, specimen trees and colorful gardens. Presented by Mandy Sheriff of J Barrett & Company, it lists for $2,600,000.

This splendid and visually arresting oceanfront home on Magnolia’s iconic Shore Road—with its delightful European-inspired elements such as granite and bluestone stairs and entry, wrought iron railings, and decorative gables and eaves—is ingeniously designed to maximize its seaside setting. “The home’s height and setback create a sense of being ‘above it all’ and a feeling of privacy and tranquility,” notes Realtor Amanda Armstrong of Engel & Volkers By the Sea, who lists the property for $2,100,000.

This sprawling 1.5 acre oceanfront property commands the tip of Gloucester’s Mussel Point, the ancient headland marking the entry to the harbor and opposing Eastern Point. Affording the finest in seaside living and entertainment, this splendid multi-level 3,800 square foot residence is brought to you by Amanda Armstrong of Engle & Volkers By the Sea. Just in time for summer, it lists for $3,900,000.

Set on more than two acres overlooking picturesque Sandy Bay, this classic Rockport cape comes complete with a private beach and a guest or rental cottage. Brand new to market, this wonderful opportunity is presented for sale by Amanda Armstrong of Engle & Völkers By the Sea for $2,100,000.

Skip the shades and decorative wall hangings, for this stunning three-story home set in a quiet cove along the Danvers River features countless over-sized windows that virtually bring its breathtaking backdrop inside. Situated on a 13,846 square foot lot that includes a charming gazebo with electricity and water, a brick patio, and a 20-foot fresh water dock, this amazing property is the perfect fit for the aspiring boater or the humble nature lover. Listed for $724,500, it is proudly presented for sale by Team Cotraro of LUX Realty North Shore.

This 15-year young center entrance colonial in Middleton is stunningly beautiful right from the curb. Situated atop a slight rise on nearly two acres, this bucolic offering affords a tranquil setting, countless amenities, and a fabulously flexible floor plan. Priced at $846,500, it is listed by Michael D’Avolio of J Barrett and Company.

Ideally situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of desirable East Gloucester, this attractively appointed and smartly designed townhouse-style condominium is a seaside lover’s dream. Positioned between Niles and Good Harbor Beaches, this half-duplex is also within minutes of the Back Shore and Rocky Neck. Just in time for summer, this great opportunity is presented by Realtor Martha Anger of Engel & Völkers By the Sea for $545,000.

Sited along Newburyport’s celebrated and highly esteemed High Street, the Wood-Moseley House is quite unlike anything you have ever seen. Meticulously renovated inside and out, this circa 1792 Federalist mansion is one of the finest in town, believes Peter Marengi of William Raveis Realty, who co-lists the offering with Rachel Sayer for $3,750,000.

This contemporary saltbox in Rowley is simply awaiting your personal touch. Meticulously maintained inside and out, this home brings not only a versatile floorplan, but a myriad of improvements including an updated kitchen, new heating and air conditioning units, and newer windows throughout. Presented by Pauline White of Rowley Realty, it lists for $564,900.

 Whether you are looking for the perfect spot for summer or the ideal home in which to downsize, this delightful shingle-style Long Beach cottage could be a perfect fit. Located within minutes of Rockport’s most coveted beaches, this lovely two-bedroom home boasts an easy one-level design complete with stunning views of the Atlantic. Brand new to market, it is listed for $799,900 by Nancy Goodick of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

Within steps to the beach, schools, the train and the village, this newly constructed home in sought-after Manchester-by-the-Sea is classically “New England” with a shingled exterior, welcoming front porch, and quintessential white picket fence. Once inside however, you will be struck by its sleek, contemporary design. Newly priced at $1,375,000, it is presented by Mandy Sheriff of J Barrett & Company.

 This architectural delight in Manchester-by-the-Sea was clearly intended for uncomplicated, yet luxurious living. Affording the most magnificent views of the Atlantic and beyond, it comes complete with a private two-bedroom guest house, a sheltered patio with outdoor kitchen, and easy beach and tidal dock access. Listed by Coldwell Banker Agent Lynda Surdam, it is on the market for $3,975,000.

“No luxury has been overlooked. While it was just constructed in 2012, this stunning Georgian Colonial features the perfect blend of antique ambiance and ultra-modern convenience,” says the Realtor “It was painstakingly designed by its engineer owner, to fit seamlessly with the other stunning antiques located on prestigious High Street. Innovation and elegance encompasses the entire focus of this home.” Careful attention to every imaginable detail, anyone who passes by would never assume this home is a reproduction. In a class by itself, this exciting home is presented by Gretchen Maguire of RE/MAX on the River for $2,200,000.

A magnificent blend of Old World craftsmanship and 21st century technology, this impeccably renovated 1896 Rockport gem is sure to take your breath away. Reminiscent of the grand country estates of yesteryear, this majestic Georgian Colonial, which was originally an inn, is surrounded by 113-year-old oak trees, lush gardens, sprawling lawns and amazing views. And while it has been brought up to today’s standards, the historic integrity of this special residence remains. Presented by Felicia Trupiano of J Barrett & Company, it lists for $2,499,000.