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Alissa Christie

REALTOR®

The “House on the Hill” just hit the market, a place where elegance meets rich history, and updated for modern living. 35 High Road is being offered by Alissa Christie of Bentley’s Real Estate. Sited on three lush 3 acres, with a two story barn that has five stalls, as well as garage bays, this is your chance to own a Greater Newburyport landmark. The home's stunning millwork, original doorknobs, high ceilings and bold yet tasteful features will transport you to a time when quality architecture and elaborate details were customary. Yet, the beautiful Victorian has been masterfully renovated with modern luxuries and technology such as a sunny chefs kitchen, wet bar, open family room, ensuite baths, updated systems, high energy gas heating and central air. Let’s take a look!

Some background about where this home is located, The Upper Green, originally known as the “trayneing green”, is part of The Newbury Historic District comprised of structures from over four (4) centuries! High Road in particular includes the First Parish Burying Ground which dates back to the mid-seventeenth century. The oldest structure in the district is the Tristram Coffin House, set back from high road on the Western edge. A reflection of First Period architecture, what we see today is from remnants of its last build up in 1785.

This property is conveniently located to everything. Whether it’s the Downtown Newburyport shopping and fine dining experiences, or an outdoor persons paradise with the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and Plum Island nearby. The area is also known for great educational institutions, including the vaunted Governor’s Academy, an independent preparatory high school. Newbury is close enough to Boston for city travel & commuting, yet far enough away to truly enjoy the peace and tranquility of a quiet neighborhood.

History lovers will appreciate the care and diligence that the current owners took to restore this historic estate having less than a handful of owners. One of the most handsome rooms in the home is the library. With gorgeous woodwork and detail, it is the perfect spot to enjoy those rare moments of quiet relaxation and serves as a refreshing juxtaposition to the high-tech features found throughout.  Incorporating modern open concept living, the owners undertook a custom addition, which includes a kitchen with a breakfast bar and eat-in dining area leading to the outside patio. An open family room, formal living room, dining room, mudroom and foyer complete the first floor. The second floor is perfectly appointed with four bedrooms, a master dressing area, and two baths. The top floor hosts a magnificent cupola showcasing the beautiful landscape reaching to Plum Island and beyond. In addition to the barn, the property includes a separate outbuilding currently used as a home office, a stone patio, and a koi pond. The magnificent setting is a nature-lovers paradise. The Massachusetts Audubon Society has identified over 25 species of birds!

As always, at Bentley’s Real Estate we will help you with your home buying and selling needs! Thanks for reading, and keep checking back for updates, coming soon, and new listings!

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