A gardener’s contemporary paradise in Hamilton
12 Rock Maple Ave., Hamilton
Square feet: 2,700
The owners of this contemporary home, built on the foundation of a ranch in 1994, run Hamilton Gardens flower shop and they have employed their knowledge around the house, for a very visible reason. When Stacy and Tyler Descenza built this home, they installed two plate glass windows - some 36-square-feet each - in the rooms overlooking the backyard. The result is an unobstructed view, when in season, of geraniums, heuchera, creeping Jenny, salvia, ladies mantle, chive, blue fescue grass, echinacea, and a variety of ground phlox to name a few of the plants.
Inside, white ceramic tiles form the mantel of the working fireplace and a built-in china cabinet, with clear glass doors, and wet bar is adjacent.
The ceilings, painted white chocolate, are perforated by large skylights above an oak floor. Air circulates through windows near the floor. There is a dining space in the living room. The kitchen has white cabinets offset by dark counters.
A tightly wound stairwell of honey oak corkscrews dramatically through all three floors, providing the sole means of access between floors. The master bedroom is comfortably sized, has high ceilings and skylights, and a ceramic tiled shower/bath snuck in around a corner of the room. The second bedroom is smaller. A full bath offers a whirlpool tub and steam shower.
The second floor has a sitting area overlooking the main living space and an extra large room with skylights and large rectangular windows. The basement is finished. The 1.9-acre rectangular lot is largely level. Septic was upgraded this year to support a four-bedroom home.
Listing broker Alle Cutler from Coldwell Banker Real Estate in Beverly is holding an open house today from 1 to 3 p.m.