While every property is individual in some way, sometimes a home comes on the market that is completely unique, just waiting for the right person or family to come along and make it solely their own. A home that is begging to be lived in, to offer all its uniqueness to the person or persons who can most appreciate its gifts.  This is one of those homes, maybe not for everyone, but perhaps it’s just perfect for you.

Love nature? Then 49 Montauk Drive has got to be seen. It’s nestled in the woods high atop a generous driveway, abutting Burlingame State Park, completely surrounded by trees and nature and quiet, but minutes from the beach, the highways, schools, shopping, restaurants, and the special rhythm that draws people to want to live in South County. But here – here you are alone with your thoughts, bathed in light from every side of this contemporary home, designed and built in 1982 by an engineer who appreciated the present energy crisis of the time and therefore constructed the home to be energy efficient in every way.

With the woods all around, nature at your doorstep, and natural lighting, it is ideal for an artist, a photographer, or just for a family that wants to live the good life simply.

The first floor has an open concept with living area, dining area, and kitchen, all laid out perfectly for entertaining with no walls to get in the way of you and your guests. The kitchen boasts a center island with stove, oven, and work area, spotlights, and you’ll enjoy the cathedral ceilings that lend to that open-to-nature feel. Even the window treatments are unique throughout, with window quilts that raise and lower at the touch of a switch, keeping winter’s cold and early morning light under wraps until you’re ready to rise and shine in this wonderfully woodsy home in the Sachem Passage neighborhood of Charlestown.

There’s a full bath with linen closet in the downstairs, and a combination of wall to wall carpeting, hardwood, and ceramic floors; and everywhere you look, you’re going to discover another “extra.” For example, just off the downstairs bedroom is a generous deck that wraps around to the kitchen and a greenhouse, so you can ripen  your vegetables, grow some plants and flowers, and enjoy the space all four seasons of the year.

On the second floor is an open space overlooking the lower level that may be used as your imagination and decorating skills see fit. Perhaps you’ll envision a TV area, a man cave, play area, office, sewing or crafts space...you be the judge. The house functions as a four bedroom, but it’s up to you to decide just how you’re going to enjoy the nearly 2400 square feet of living space.

Throughout, you are bathed in light, that’s how beautifully engineered this property is. On the second floor you’ll find another full bath, but instead of a mere shower, there’s an oversized hot tub, so you can relax in total privacy at the end of the day, pour an adult beverage, and gaze out the window as the sun begins to sink behind the treetops.

And look here! There’s a small “mystery staircase” on the second floor, taking you up to a private space...what will you make of that?

Real estate sales associate, Brian McDonald, points out that since the engineer sold the home shortly after building the property, and the current sellers live outside Boston, “it hasn’t been lived in much.” That means flooring, carpeting, walls, appliances are all in very good shape, only needing your creative touch to make it your own. Additionally, you’ll appreciate the full basement with laundry hookup, a two-car garage, economical electric heating, septic, and well water.

Yes, this home is unique, but maybe you are as well. Maybe you’ll want to climb that enticing wooden staircase to a third level and practice your yoga, read a book in peace and quiet, paint the views right outside your window, and have a place for the kids to build their LEGO fort without having to tear it down at dinnertime.

They say, “seeing is believing,” but at 49 Montauk Road Randall Realtors says  “seeing is envisioning yourself and your lifestyle in a place you’ll want to call home.” 

List price: $349,900. Enjoy Charlestown’s low real estate taxes, just $3530. Make an appointment today with Sales Associate, Brian McDonald of Randall Realtors  (401) 258-9814 cell; (401) 364-3248; email:bmcdonald@randallrealtors.com


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