Happily Ever After Begins Here!
Privacy, quality, and indoor/outdoor living are waiting for you at this unique four-season Andover distinctive estate. This property is a rare find in Andover. The custom built home, large barn, oversized 3 car detached garage, heated gunite pool and sport court ideally sit on a 5 acre parcel directly abutting the Ward Reservation with over 700 acres and 10 miles of trails. It is designed for the family that is looking for space, amenities, indoor/outdoor living, and a convenient location close to Phillips Academy, downtown Andover and 16 miles from Boston.
The architecturally designed post and beam home incorporates original features that have been fully renovated and seamlessly integrated into this five bedroom/five bathroom retreat (c2002). Stone and wood surfaces, custom built-ins, superior finishes and quality craftsmanship are featured throughout. The first floor includes an open floor plan with a large two story, double-sided fireplace, spacious custom kitchen with brand new stainless steel appliances and an extra large island, mudroom, walk in pantry and laundry rooms, and a dramatic dining room ceiling that opens all the way up to the 3rd story cupola. The office, living room, and family room with custom built-ins and transom windows complete the space.
The upstairs master bedroom suite with gas fireplace, walk-in customized closet, bathroom with jetted tub and separate shower offers luxury and serenity. Down the hall is a walk in linen closet and two bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and post and beam construction. The remaining two large bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom with their own private sink areas. The lower level features a pool mudroom and bathroom, kitchenette, work out area, cedar closet, play area, and lots of storage. Other amenities include a central vacuum with two complete hose sets and three electric dust pans, a six zone stereo system, an irrigation system, four heating and air conditioning zones, a built in generator and a security system.
The screened and covered porches overlooking the pool allow easy access to beautiful vistas and the outdoors. Enjoy all four seasons here beginning with the summer in the free form heated gunite pool with diving board and swim out. The pool patio areas include both open air and covered dining and lounging areas. Practice your golf or baseball/softball swing in the batting cage in the barn’s rear addition. Play pickup basketball on the sport court with the adjustable built in basketball hoop. In the fall go hiking, jogging, mountain biking or horseback riding right from your own back yard to the Reservation’s rare quaking bog or to Holt Hill, the highest point in Essex County, with incredible views of Boston. In the winter, walk out your door to go snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding or skating.