http://www.CherylCaldwellHomes.com - Byfield, Massachusetts, a village within the Town of Newbury, established in 1635 is a town rich in history and beauty. It’s boundaries are filled with beaches, marsh land and farm land. Newbury is also the home of the Parker River and a portion of Plum Island, providing ample opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming and bird watching. Located next to the historic Newburyport seaport, less than 1 hour north of Boston and ½ hour south of Maine and New Hampshire – it is easily accessible and becoming a well known tourist destination, while keeping it’s historic charm and character.
Upon arriving at 189 Orchard Street, you immediately feel at home. Warm pumpkin colored shutters compliment the cream colored clapboards, and the covered mahogany front porch welcomes you through the front door. Natural gardens and landscaping surround the home and upper and lower stone patios to the rear of the home, provide a perfect spot to enjoy the ever changing landscape of the Parker River. Nature is your neighbor. Perfectly manicured neighboring gardens are also a delight to the eyes!
Meticulously renovated and restored over the past 10 years by the Master Craftsman- Artist- Owners, this property is a work of art, improved only by the amazing backdrop of the Parker River. Each and every space throughout the home has been carefully and thoughtfully restored and improved to take full advantage of the light and space throughout. Simplicity and beauty surround you, and you’ll find you want to linger to fully appreciate it all. Rich wood floors, and natural paint colors wind throughout the home.
As you enter the front door, french doors lead you into the living room complete with wood stove for those chilly fall and winter nights. The kitchen boasts oversized windows to take full advantage of the views, and warm, handcrafted wood countertops and matching kitchen island are the focal points of the space. A screened in sun porch, laundry-mud room area and ½ bath complete the 1st floor.
The quality and beauty continue to the 2nd floor, with a cathedral ceiling master bedroom overlooking the river with built-ins galore. The full bath features a claw foot soaking tub, stone-tiled shower, and custom built vanity. The second bedroom, was originally 2 smaller bedrooms and could easily be converted back into separate living space. The conversion to 1 room provides a spacious bedroom with cathedral ceiling, complete with a cozy loft area featuring a whimsical driftwood handrail and railing.
Centrally located with 1 mile of Route 95, this property is easily accessible for commuters, but you’ll never want to leave.
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