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78 Green St | Newbury, Massachusetts

By Fred Light
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http://www.PriscillaRagonese.com - Newbury, Massachusetts is located in the northeastern portion of Essex County, Massachusetts, just 32 miles north-northeast of Boston. With a population of just under 7,000 residents, Newbury includes the villages of Old Town, Plum Island, and Byfield. Located along the Atlantic Ocean, it is bordered by the historic seaport of Newburyport to the north, West Newbury to the northwest, and a small portion of Groveland. Newbury hosts a number of New England's most important examples of Colonial architecture, one of which is the Tristram Coffin House, built in 1654. The Plum Island section of town is a residential area, much loved by its summer and year-round residents. With close proximity to Interstate 95 and Routes 1 and 1A, as well as a commuter rail line in nearby Newburyport, Newbury is an ideal commuting location.

This gracious country manor in the Arts and Crafts style is located in the much sought after Upper Green area of Newbury, just over the Newburyport line.

The gorgeous estate like setting boasts stunning landscaping and gardens against a backdrop of mature trees and granite outcroppings, reminiscent of the Maine coast.

Beyond the stone wall, you are greeted by a circular driveway which leads up to this home custom built in 1980 by the sellers, who are the original owners. A rare find in this part of the world, this Arts and Crafts style home has a new front addition added on in 1990. If you're weary of seeing one cookie cutter house after another, come on in and be prepared to fall in love!

The warm and welcoming space features hardwood floors and mahogany trim throughout, and it's perfect for entertaining.

The gourmet kitchen features a 6 burner Wolf range, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, double ovens and a large marble topped prep area - perfect for the chef in the family.

A classic billiard room with a bar will be the hub of your entertainment area, and French doors lead to a slate patio outdoors.

The great room is anchored by a beautiful granite fireplace, and features beamed ceilings, a curved window seat and unique stained glass doors.

The hospitality of his home continues to the second level where you find 3-4 bedrooms, each with their own unique features such as interesting windows, skylights and built ins. The bathrooms are all totally updated, including the beautiful master bathroom with marble flooring.