Newburyport Home

Some settings you just don't want to leave… Such is the case with this two-acre property in a tidal area off the Merrimack River in Newburyport.

The owner of this property bought the acreage, previously used for duck hunting, in the 1960s. He built a small house on it in the following decade. More than 30 years later, he tore the small dwelling down and contracted with us to build a new 3,500 sq. ft., four-story home.

Working with Newburyport architect Andrew Sidford and the owner, who has a flair for design, Tim Hagan and his crew built a show-stopper home, complete with lighthouse turret that looks like the house was built around it. A winding staircase takes you to the turret where the 360 degree views include Plum Island, half a mile away.

The home is open concept in design, with many of the ceilings soaring to two-and-a-half stories and "bridge" walkways providing views of the living areas below.

Every aspect of the home was custom from the trim to the wrought iron railings and the heated terrazzo tile and red oak floors. For the master suite, Tim Hagan built a cherry bed and vanities. The master bath alone, with its granite countertops, hand-tiled shower, cedar ceiling and other finishes, took two-and-a-half weeks to complete. 

So meticulous is the homeowner that, several years after it was finished, the home still looks like it was just completed.

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