Sold in June 2017.
‘Taormina’ is a grand Colonial Revival home circa 1910 on the ocean in Beverly, Massachusetts. Built to capture the expansive water views. Sitting prominently on well-known Lothrop Street between Independence Park, Dane Street Beach and Lyons Park.
The short approach into the gracious entry is through a welcoming vestibule with grand doors, penny tile floors and four intricate leaded windows that lead into a central foyer. Noteworthy finish work are featured throughout the home. Including Pairpoint glass door knobs and detailed trim work.
Off of this central foyer are most of the first floor rooms and stately stairway with stained glass windows on the landing. On one side is the fabulously bright and sunny living room and music room open to each other and divided by an Inglenook with fireplace and french doors that lead to a curved bay, where one can enjoy gazing outside. This space has stunning leaded windows adorned with inviting window seats. Opposite is the library that has a wood burning fireplace with glazed tile front and finished with a rich mahogany mantle. Wood paneling and built-in bookcases surround the room and are believed to be original to the house. The mahogany and tile finish follows through to the paneled dining room with built-in china cabinets and beamed ceilings.
The kitchen has been brought up to today’s desires with plenty of cherry cabinets, a central island, granite counters and adjacent laundry room. There is also a sunny breakfast room with hardwood floors. These rooms open to the deck with plenty of space for a dining area and lounge chairs to enjoy privately, the views and activity on the water. The living room, dining room, breakfast room and foyer all open to the large four season tiled sun room.
On the second floor there is a large central hallway, five bedrooms and three full baths. The master suite features ocean and island views with french doors to a private balcony, a dressing room with two walk-in closets and four piece master bath. The shared bathroom on this floor is quite spacious with stunning built-ins and hardwood floors. The back stairway is conveniently located to come down into the kitchen.
The expansive third floor has views on all sides with hardwood floors, a half bath and plenty of room for multiple seating, activity, studio and game space. This is a fabulous bonus room or family room.
Set on .68 acres and terraced down towards the water, allowing for an upper level yard and steps down to the lower level. This home has central air conditioning in the master bedroom and bonus room, and a two-car garage.
A popular place to stroll year round. Enjoy a home close to town so you can enjoy Beverly restaurants, arts and businesses and easy commuter rail access. Beverly Cove’s popular Lynch Park is just across Mackeral Cove. A substantial home on a manageable waterfront property with expansive views over the water is not offered very often. This is a gem on the coastline of the North Shore of Boston.