A special place to spend later years in life. When a home gets to almost 11,000 square feet, it hardly seems like down-sizing, but that is what it really can be. When you consider that over 5,000 square feet of terrace level provide an indoor fitness center and full-size swimming pool, the scale of the home gets a bit more “down to earth”. The main floor provides elegant one-level living for a couple who love to entertain. The garage that doubles as a base for caterers opens directly into a generous pantry and kitchen, a kitchen that also features a bright breakfast room and direct access to a lovely high ceiling-ed screened porch.
The open plan great room offers a large formal dining table and a fireplace sitting area, and all that glass looking toward the north…. The view is grand. Close in, a meadow spreads down to the riverbank. To the left, a boat basin. To the right, the harbor and the ocean. And straight ahead lays the skyline of downtown Boston.
To complete the “one level living” concept, at the easterly end, away from the high energy activities, is a full-featured master suite and cozy den.
The main entrance off a welcoming circular drive presents the visitor with a panorama of the great room as well as the views and deck beyond. To the right is a grand curving staircase that connects all levels of the home. Risers are kept short to make it comfortable to traverse. An elevator is also provided near the stairway.
When children come to visit with their families, the second level bedrooms all have access to roof-top decks. The library at the head of the stair provides a neat display of a lifetime of mementos that recall so many wonderful people that have enriched their lives.
A major comfort factor is the HVAC capability of maintaining maximum 25% humidity when the pool cover is open.
The house is generous in size, but contains many different types of settings. It is a true reflection of the full lives of its lucky inhabitants.