Spring House Hunt/Home of the Week: There’s a theater, but the windows capture the drama
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43 Point Allerton Ave., Hull
Year built 2008
Square feet 3,008
Taxes $12,978 (2022)
One of the features this young house offers (in a town incorporated 377 years ago) is a home theater with 12 plush seats, a two-drawer refrigerator, carpeting, and a popcorn machine.
But who needs fake explosions when the view through the windows — or when sitting in an Adirondack chair, feet resting on the seawall — is of the unceasingly changing Atlantic Ocean, the Boston skyline (talk about changing!), and the innumerable colors of the sun and moon.
This home is set deep on its 0.17-acre lot, and from the street, there is a paving stone parking deck with space for four vehicles, a flat lawn, and a walkway that ends in a farmer’s porch. It’s on the smaller side but still large enough for a wicker couch. Eager to see the sea? From the porch, a path curves to the right side of the house, flowing into the backyard, which overlooks the ocean.
Inside the front entrance, there is an inset space deep enough for a remove-your-boots-here bench on forgiving ceramic tile underneath a square window. Visitors will step past a closet into an open floor plan where the rear wall is occupied by large muntin-less windows and doors that look out to the rear deck — and the ocean beyond.
The space combines the living and dining areas and the kitchen into one room (about 1,452 square feet by our calculations) with hardwood flooring throughout. The living area is closest to the wall of glass, which offers a view of Boston Light. The space is sprinkled with recessed lighting.
Snuggled nearer the kitchen itself is the dining area, which sits underneath a boxy light fixture suggestive of a lantern with candles. Within reach of the table is a small drink refrigerator built into two levels of cabinets that line an entire wall. The upper cabinets directly opposite the dining area have glass doors.
The kitchen begins in earnest underneath three pendant lights that hang over a two-tier granite-topped island with seating for four and a sink. It’s a 180-degree turn from here to the gas cooktop, which sits to the right of a double oven. The appliances are stainless steel, the cabinets are painted white with black hardware, and the backsplash is a tumbled marble laid in rectangles and triangles.
A hallway just past the refrigerator leads to the first-floor bedroom and the separate full bath, one of three in the home. The bedroom is about 180 square feet and located in a three-windowed turret. The flooring is hardwood, and there is a ceiling fan.
The full bath features sandy-colored large-format ceramic tiles on the floor and in the shower. The long natural wood vanity is topped with black granite and a rectangular sink. The shower, which has a seat, sits behind a sliding glass door.
A stairwell back in the living area leads to the second floor and the owner suite, two more bedrooms, and a full bath with a stacked washer/dryer.
What adjectives would I use to describe the owner suite? Commanding. Vivid. Monochromatic. Mirroring the lower level, the exterior wall is a line of glass, free of muntins. There is a Juliet balcony, and an office area snuggled into a nook in the far-right corner of the 420-square-foot room. The suite has a walk-in closet and hardwood flooring.
The en-suite bath features a soaking whirlpool tub framed by ceramic tile, as well as a separate shower with a marble floor, a ceramic tile surround, a glass door, and a bench. There is a double natural wood vanity with a speckled brown-granite top and two porcelain tabletop sinks.
The two other bedrooms are 210 square feet and 169 square feet, respectively. The larger is in the turret and offers a ceiling fan deep in a cove ceiling for when there is no ocean breeze.
The final bath has a single natural wood vanity with a black granite counter and a porcelain undermount sink, as well as a shower/bath combination with a sliding glass door. The flooring and the shower surround are sandy-colored ceramic tiles. This bath also holds the stacked washer and dryer.
The lower level houses the home theater and a family room with hardwood flooring, exposed beams, and a wall of windows that flank a door to the backyard, where there is a shower and direct access to a rocky beach.
The owner can transfer the flood insurance ($1,600 a year) to the new owner, according to the listing agent, Tara Coveney of Coldwell Banker Realty in Hingham.
As of press time, an offer had been accepted on the property.
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