Even when dingy rain clouds reach down to the surface of Sandy Bay in Rockport, there are sterling views from each level of this bungalow bordering on Pigeon Cove, a still-working harbor for lobstermen in this North Shore town.
Occupying a point across from the harbor entrance, the home’s panorama includes docks and lobster shacks inside the harbor stretching toward Straitsmouth Island and the rocky coast leading south to Rockport Harbor. A short walk away is the landmark remnant of the Cape Ann Tool Co. — beloved by photographers for its changeable look and considered a blank canvas by (graffiti) artists — that is now on verge of redevelopment.
The bungalow is fully updated. Renovations included large insulated windows, recessed lighting, and updates that exposed a massive wooden support beam that looks like it was once the keel of a clipper ship. The original fir floor is intact. There is a wide deck, which gets some rainy day shielding from an overhanging roof, lining the right side and rear of the home.
The updated kitchen is, of course, galley style with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and a counter that also works as a dining area. The open floor plan of the living and dining room is lined with windows, filled with cove views, and includes two doors connecting to the deck. There is a fireplace with a brick mantel. The larger of the two first-floor bedrooms is in the rear of the house, and has two windows with views of Pigeon Cove.
The second floor really shines — one large, very sunny room with sloped ceilings and two large skylights and a full bath. And it’s easy to imagine sipping a cocktail and watching the sun go down from out on the Juliet balcony, large enough for chairs and a small table. The partially finished basement also has cove views. The 5,787-square-foot lot stops a few feet short of the shoreline. There are five parking spaces in front of the house.
Listing broker William C. Rochford from By the Sea Sotheby’s International Realty in Beverly is holding an open house Sunday from noon to 1 p.m.
John R. Ellement