House of the Week: $2.75 million for a Beach home with a fairytale turret
The place: A custom four-bedroom home, perched on a ravine and distinguished by its unusual turreted design.
The history: The house was built in 2015 on the edge of the Glen Stewart ravine, which is full of lush greenery and walking trails. The sellers chose a traditional aesthetic with lots of amenities: heated floors, a second-floor laundry room, built-in speakers, and under-staircase storage galore.
Big selling point: Each second-floor bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom, which should cut down on fights for shower time—and also eliminate the need for any expensive bathroom renovations, at least in the short term.
Possible deal breaker: Five bedrooms, including a turret nursery and an in-law suite, make this a good place for a growing family. But there’s only parking for a single vehicle, meaning the buyers might need to set aside a little extra cash for a minivan.
By the numbers:
• $5840,40 in taxes (2015)
• 3,090 square feet
• 7 bathrooms
• 4 + 1 bedrooms
• 4 sitting areas
• 1 office
• 1 parking space
The living room is at the front of the house.
The office is located in the turret, so it has wrap-around windows facing the street.
The house has a formal dining room, separate from the kitchen and living room.
The family room, located at the back of the house, has a gas fireplace with a stone surround.
The kitchen has a window-lined eat-in area.
There are three bedrooms on the second floor, all with their own ensuite bathrooms.
Here’s that bedroom’s ensuite.
This bedroom is in the turret, hence the many windows and dramatically domed ceiling.
And here’s that bedroom’s ensuite bathroom.
The master bedroom is at the back of the house.
The master ensuite.
And here’s the master bedroom’s walk-in closet.
This den on the third floor could probably be converted into a sixth bedroom.
And here’s the third-floor bedroom.
And that bedroom’s ensuite bathroom.
The basement is finished.
This basement room is currently set up as a rec area, but it’s a separate, walled-off space with an ensuite bathroom—meaning it could be used as a bedroom or nanny suite.
And here’s a view of the patio and the back of the house.