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Manchester Real Estate & Beyond: Open & Airy Living

Posted by juliegamblesmith_tcrz4w on December 10, 2015
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As part of the Sotheby’s International Realty network all of my exclusive listings are distributed on a local, national and international level regardless of price point. This allows me to provide white glove service to all of my exclusive listings, regardless of the price point. In an online world working with a real estate professional with an international network is key. Because of my network I am fortunate to preview some truly exceptional homes right here in Cape Ann and beyond.

In today’s blog post I want to take a look at some truly exceptional homes that have been recently listed by some of my colleagues nationally and internationally. These exceptional homes all offer exceptional, open and airy living spaces. I hope you enjoy them.


Manchester – $1,100,000

This bright and airy, open flowing Contemporary, sited on almost an acre, is perfectly suited for large gatherings and entertaining! The Conservatory, generous Kitchen and Dining Room all have walk out access to the large deck, further expanding the living space during warmer weather. The Kitchen offers stainless appliances, granite counters, breakfast bar, wet bar, dining area, pantry & half bath as well as radiant flooring which is also in the Home Office and Master Bath. The Living Room has cathedral ceilings and one of the two wood burning fireplaces, the other is located in the Dining Room while the Home Office & Conservatory share a back to back gas fireplace. The second floor has 4 bedrooms, all with generous closets, 2 full baths and a stunning Master Suite. Another full bath is located on the lower level along with an exercise room and walk out exterior access. Attached 2 car garage, impressive workshop and the Manchester Essex Regional School System. For more information on this beautiful Manchester home, click here.


Costa Rica – $850,000

Spectacular ocean view, four bedroom condo with great privacy,fully turn in a key deal.Malinche sits in the highest part of Reserva Conchal which allows you to be the spectator of beautiful sunsets.Witness the inmense blue sky gazing into the multicolored waters of Playa Conchal and the best golf course in the area.This is a fantastic opportunity at the right time to have everything you ever wanted! For more information on this beautiful luxury home, click here.


Pennsylvania – $985,000

This Gothic Revival church built in 1893 has been converted into a pair of incomparable residences. In this larger one, white oak entrance doors foreshadow an astonishing two-story living area with a cathedral ceiling and custom woodwork, including mahogany doors, columns, beams, and more. The room is lit with overhead hanging church lights and a stained glass window, both original and restored, the latter using elements from Tiffany & Co. Meanwhile, a framed two-way mirror discreetly conceals the entertainment system. The kitchen in addition to more impeccable woodwork sports Meile appliances and a granite island, while the dining area has a custom built-in hutch with yet more original stained glass from the church windows in its upper doors. Both have access to a small terrace. The second floor family room has a gas fireplace enclosed by granite along with more stained glass windows and access to the steeple and bell tower by a small custom spiral staircase. When it is time to unwind after a long day, the second floor master suite has a cathedral ceiling and reading lights built-in over the bed area. The master bath includes marble countertops and a European shower with a marble brick mosaic tile floor. Its vanity also has an arched gothic-style mirror with interior makeup lighting and a makeup organizer that pulls out of the seating area. A spacious rooftop garden deck area and hot tub exist for entertaining guests, many of whom will also appreciate the finished basement with its wine cellar, theater, exercise room, and full bath. Additional features of the home include a security system with video surveillance, central vacuum system, geothermal heating and cooling, and radiant floor heating in the first floor, master suite, and basement. All restorations have been made using energy efficient windows and insulation. For more information on this beautiful home click here.


California – $933,500

Privacy and spectacular views with a lovely, ligh,t and birght, Chalet-style, log and conventional built home on 40 +/- acres. Cooks kitchen with Jenn Air propane appliances and granite slab counters. Beautiful Australian Cypress hardwood floors in lower living areas. Floor to ceiling windows in the great room and numerous decks and garden areas offer many entertaining and living options. Beauty, peace and tranquility all around plus Armstrong Woods and Austin Creek Reserve are nearby. The off-grid electricity supplied by new solar array with battery and generator back up. This property would be a wonderful weekend get-a-way, second or full-time home. For more information on this beautiful home, click here.

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