Beth Doyle (firstname.lastname@example.org), Maryclare Himmel (Special to Coastal Mariner)
Beautifully situated overlooking the marshes and Musquashcut Brook in Scituate, this captivating property enjoys a sense of peace and tranquility that is evident from the moment one turns off Gannett Road onto the long paved driveway that winds back to the home. Musquashcut Brook is a meandering waterway that joins with Bound Brook in North Scituate before flowing into the Gulf River, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Cohasset Harbor. The marshland that surrounds the brook is home to a variety of birds and wildlife that roam the serene environs and provide endless enjoyment for those fortunate to live on the edge of the marshes.
Standing majestically at the end of the driveway, the three-story home is perfectly sited to enjoy the ever-changing vistas that unfold across the marshland at the rear of the home, where a spacious deck provides an ideal location to drink in the views. Walls of windows bring the outdoors inside and form an enchanting backdrop to interior spaces that are finished in a complementary manner with neutral, buff-tinted walls; soft-white trim; and golden oak hardwood flooring throughout.
266 Gannett Road, Scituate
Company: Jack Conway, Realtor
Listing agent: Tricia Duffey
Bathrooms: Three full, two half
Living space: 4,994 square feet
Lot size: 3.64 acres
Garage: Three-car, attached
Highlights: This lovely Scituate home is set on a slight rise overlooking serene views of marshlands and Musquashcut Brook, with walls of windows that beautifully bring the outdoors in to a contemporary Colonial-style home with a light-filed open floor plan. A grand two-story foyer opens to a dining area, a living area and a fireplaced sitting area centered by a two-story bay composed of oversized windows. Double sliders from the dining room and sitting area open to an expansive deck overlooking the waterway. A spacious kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances features an oversized island that angles out toward the dining area in an arrangement that makes entertaining a breeze. The first-floor sunroom offers possibilities for use as a den, an office or a first-floor bedroom. Fishing from the private dock or launching a canoe or kayak for a paddle in the waterways are just a few steps away from the backyard. The second floor is home to two sumptuous primary suites with private decks, three additional bedrooms that share a Jack-and-Jill bath and a laundry room. On the third level, a versatile living space boasts a ladder up to a viewing turret, as well as an additional bedroom perfect for guests or an au pair.
Video tour: https://www.aryeo.com/v2/266-gannett-rd-scituate-ma-02066-1974994/unbranded
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