The coastal lifestyle doesn’t have to include sitting in a stand-still on the Sagamore: This three-bedroom, two bathroom home at 38 Downey St. in Hopkinton offers waterfront living less than an hour from the city.
The contemporary single-family, listed for $985,000, offers 2,160 square feet on a 0.23-acre lot abutting Lake Maspenock. Alan Connell, of Campos Homes, has the listing.
Built into a hill, the home offers an inverted living style with the kitchen, living room, and one bedroom on the top floor, and two bedrooms below. A wall of windows and sliding glass doors flood the open living room, kitchen, and dining room space with sunlight, and offer an impressive view of the lake.
Floor-to-ceiling, built-in bookshelves divide the living room from the kitchen, which features granite countertops, a white subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and an island with room for seating or four.
There’s also a full bathroom on this floor with a combination shower/bathtub.
Though the sellers use the bedroom on this level as an office, it offers the space to function as either, Connell said, with a closet, two large windows, and the same wood floors that run throughout the kitchen and living room space.
Downstairs, both bedrooms have access to the patio — one through a set of french doors, the other through sliding glass doors — and one has a spacious walk-in closet with built-in shelves. The full bathroom on this floor has a double-sink vanity with granite countertops.
The grassy backyard slopes down to the water’s edge, where a dock makes it easy for residents to launch their boats, kayaks, or even themselves into the water.
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