Friday, May 1, 2009

640 Bay Road, Duxbury, Massachusetts (MA) real estate

Winding Country roads and quiet tree-lined lanes mark the southernmost tip of coastal Duxbury, and in 1926 the original estate known as BayMarO was set high on Elm Hill with commanding views of bay, salt marsh, and ocean beyond.

The distant white sands of barrier beaches include Saquish and Long Beach, and frame a centerpiece of historic Bug Light House. The exclusive 3-plus acre property, completely refurbished and recently upgraded on an impressive scale in 2006, is prominent and comfortably private, surrounded by park-like grounds and sprawling lawns. The one tenth of a mile drive winds dramatically past Island Creek, up to the circular courtyard with an abundance of lush landscape and mature trees.
BayMarO is well situated amidst an enclave of other estate setting homes on large land plots. Within close proximity to commuter routes serving downtown Boston, convenience and accessibility make this a much sought after location.
An unmistakable touch of metropolitan flair, the approximate 7,000 square feet of interior living space reflects notable luxurious charm and exquisite style. Particular care was taken to preserve period details, while blending state-of-the-art technical fittings and modern comforts in this 12 room 5 bedroom, 5 and one half bath home.
The classic, formal main entrance immediately beckons the harmonious flow of the bright and inspirational open floor plan. On the first level, the elegant original formal living room welcomes visitors with a marble hearth fire place, ocean views and French doors to a blue stone summer screen porch.
The large gourmet chef’s kitchen is custom designed with cherry cabinets, solid cherry butcher block island, and granite island with wet bar. Exceptional top of the line appliances include 5 burner gas stove top, built-in coffee and espresso maker, 2 drawer beverage refrigerator, 2 drawer wine refrigerator, double convection oven, and warming drawer, all stainless, made by names such as Thermador, Bosch, Gaggenau and Uline. All are centrally located for ease of functionality to suit today’s busy lifestyle. French doors lead to the 39-by-37 foot blue stone terrace with its architectural stone wall.
Natural transitions mark each passage between rooms, from the sun-filled dining area with a double sided fireplace and granite hearth, to the large coffered ceiling family room complete with it’s 60 inch built-in Pioneer Elite Plasma TV with home theatre speakers.
The $300,000 Smart Home System is wired for audio, video, computer network and lighting systems. Return home to coordinated lighting as it illuminates select interior and exterior areas. For entertaining, a touch of a finger sets ambient mood and volume linking complete room to room surround sound with your extended musical library.
Thoughtfully designed and brilliantly developed, the stone floor foyer is a showpiece on it’s own, linking mud room, garage, office, laundry, and powder room.
The gallery sized office with French doors to a private deck, offers quiet privacy with a generous amount of storage options and conferences. An exceptional residence including a total of five bedrooms, four en-suite, it provides ample space for either a large family or guests.
From the master suite’s spectacular views, lofty balcony, towering ceilings and gas-lit fireplace, to it’s wardrobe room with individual walk-in closets and spa-like bath with his and her built ins, sinks and leather bound medicine cabinets, it forms yet another stunning highlight.
The Library hall lined with built-in bookcases and windows seats leads to the billiard room and workout studio.
The Action compound floor and a vaulted ceiling add touches of practical comfort to this superb fitness room.
Just steps away is a pleasurable retreat in the fully wired billiard-room complete with cherry bar and 50 inch built-in Sony Plazma TV.
The new amenities offer 7 zones of radiant Heat, 5 zones of central air conditioning, and the entire property is protected by multiple premise detection methods and property boundary detection.
With two wells, the irrigation system easily allows for 1.75 acres of water coverage. Generator back-up for storm coverage and electrical power outages makes for peace of mind.
Peaceful ocean breezes from across the bay evoke images of lazy afternoons and delightful evening gatherings on the expansive stone-walled terrace. Lower abutting acreage is conservation protected and provides walking trails, a skating pond and kayak dock with access to bay.
This sensational property is truly one of Duxbury’s unique estates, both historic and well appointed to suit the astute buyer. While every detail has been poured over with custom luxury and sophisticated living in mind, an air of quaint simplicity abounds, leaving BayMarO a most unique and treasured home.
INFO: The Sobran Group
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