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.

“The sheer artistry and detail of this home will blow you away,” says Murray. “For example, the kitchen cabinets have been handcrafted by the architect/builder himself, using 200-year old birch from a barn in New Hampshire for the frames, white oak for the drawer fronts, dove-tail drawers and drawer glides. He has designed kitchens for many locally renowned chefs so he knows that a real cook wants to have everything within just one step.”

In addition to the striking cabinetry, this phenomenal space features red oak floors with a walnut in-lay, top-of-the line stainless steel appliances including a six-burner gas stove, Carrera marble countertops, a large island with farmer’s sink, a generous pantry, and a gas fireplace with a custom-made galvanized steel surround. Double glass sliders lead to a patio space below. There is also a convenient half bath.

Just adjacent, the sun-drenched living/dining room is highlighted by a soaring vaulted ceiling with loft above and a wall of Pella windows. Rounding off this main level is a thoughtful first floor master suite complete with “his & hers” closets, a private mahogany balcony, and a porcelain tiled bath with a double vanity and a walk-in shower. Ascend to the second floor to find two more bedrooms, a second full bath, and the aforementioned loft – ideally suited for a den, home office, or game room perhaps, suggests the realtor.

This remarkable home is further enriched by a walk-out basement. Though it is currently unfinished, it offers the opportunity for an additional 800 square feet of living space if desired.

Additional attributes include a first floor laundry, hardwood floors on the first level, forced hot air, designer lighting, a one-car garage, and an over-sized driveway for at least four cars. Sited on more than two wooded acres, this lovely property is close to the beach, downtown Rockport, and Route 128 for easy commuting.

“This is your chance to live in a beautiful new home and to be part of a wonderful beach community,” says Murray.

An open house is planned for Sunday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at 36 Bennett Street, North Gloucester. For more information, call Jack Brown at 508-284-5098 or Heather Grant Murray at 617-967-8231. Additional photos may be viewed at www.saganrealtors.com .

AT A GLANCE:

· 3 bedrooms

· 2 full and 1 half bath

· 2,200+ square feet

· $865,000

LISTED BY:

· Jack Brown, 508-284-5098

· Heather Grant Murray, 617-967-8231

· Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty

· www.saganrealtors.com

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