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.

Affording beauty, serenity, seclusion, and most likely the most magnificent views on all of Cape Ann, this Rockport gem may be unlike any home you’ve ever seen. Thanks to its strategic placement, nearly every one of its ten rooms brings unobstructed vistas. This is a home built for contemplative retreat or generous entertaining, for soft summer evenings spilling out to the expansive decks. Accented by classic architectural elements such as bluestone tile floors and custom woodwork, the home’s cool and contemporary interior—with its open and flowing floor plan, high ceilings, and boundless living and dining areas with walls of glass offering unending views and natural light—is at the same time warm and inviting, with spaces for intimate gatherings with family and friends, including a fireplaced living room.

Wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows and multiple sets of sliding doors, nearly every space opens onto an expansive, water-view deck. The immense cherry kitchen at the heart of the home boasts updated appliances, a center island with generous seating, and separate pantry, while the adjoining family room features soaring cathedral ceiling with exposed beams, granite woodburning fireplace, wet bar with custom shelving, and hardwood floors. A “pool room” with blue stone tiling and skylights is the perfect space to unwind and enjoy hard-won respite and recreation. On more formal occasions, you can entertain in the spacious dining room with French doors and the delightful living room with wall-to-wall carpeting and gas fireplace with white-washed brick.

The accommodations are ample and luxurious. Two guest bedrooms, one with a full bath and the other with a slider to the deck, feature hardwood floors, but the master suite is a show-stopper. Complete with “his and hers” bathrooms and walk-in closets, the suite is also furnished with two glass sliders, cathedral ceilings, a large sitting area, and a garden room with 180-degree ocean views. For extended family and guests, a second level offers a lofted den with wall-to-wall carpet, a full bath, and a fourth bedroom with a walk-in closet.

Custom designed and masterfully built to the highest of standards, with more than 5,193 sq ft of living space, the owners have spared no expense in ensuring that this remarkable home operates efficiently and effectively, with propane gas heating, central AC, whole house generator, interior and exterior surround sound, intercom and security. Additional features include a large laundry room with wet sink, a three-car heated garage and a full unfinished basement.

The house is a third of a mile from the center of Rockport and its world class amenities, including the renowned Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center, Rockport Golf Club, Sandy Bay Yacht Club, Rockport Art Association and a myriad of galleries, beaches, parks and recreation. The MBTA Commuter rails to Boston is a short one-minute car ride. Move here for a change in lifestyle, not just a change in address.

This very special residence is shown by appointment only. For more information, call Amanda Armstrong at 978-879-6322.

AT A GLANCE:

· 10 rooms

· 4 bedrooms

· 4 full and 1 half bath

· 5,193 square feet

· $1,950,000

LISTED BY:

· Amanda Armstrong

· Engel & Volkers by the Sea

· 978-879-6322

· www.bythesea.evusa.com

 

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