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Sun-splashed house with great views in Ipswich

102 Northridge Road, Ipswich

The home takes full advantage with a large deck off the back, a balcony, and a backyard patio.

Jonathan Wiggs/ Globe Staff

The home takes full advantage with a large deck off the back, a balcony, and a backyard patio.

T he view from a home on the ocean’s edge is plainly prized, but with a difference of just one or two topographical rings, this house in the Great Neck neighborhood rises above, resulting in peerless views of Plum Island Sound and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. And this home takes full advantage with a large deck off the back, a balcony, and a backyard patio that awakens vestigial high school Spanish — “altiplano.”

The enclosed, heated side porch is substantial and leads to an open floor plan: a kitchen and living area with the rear wall given over to three French doors connecting to the deck. You get the same views of Plum Island from the kitchen, which has an eating area bathed in sunlight coming through the plate-glass windows, cherry cabinets, and high-end stainless appliances. The fireplaced living room is subtly elegant, with custom bookshelves, recessed lighting, and a connection to the first-floor sound system. An office is now used as a music room, and the formal dining room, with crown molding, holds court at the front of the house. The flooring in most of the house is oak.

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The master consumes roughly half of the second floor and shares a balcony large enough for Juliet, Romeo, and Friar Laurence with a child’s bedroom. The master is large and features a gas fireplace, two closets with built-in shelving, and a bath with a deep soaking tub and separate shower with marble and sea glass tile. The larger of the children’s bedrooms is painted a shade of turquoise beloved by those who have every word of the song “Let it Go” frozen in their minds. The finished basement has exercise and laundry rooms. A homeowner’s association maintains a beach nearby at Clark Pond, and there is an outdoor shower for rinsing off after your swim.

Debra Roberts of Northrup Associates in Lynnfield is the listing broker.

Price: $1.29 million

Style: Colonial

Built: 2004

Bedrooms: 4

Rooms: 8

Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half

Square feet: 3,853

Sewer: Private

Taxes: $10,749

John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.

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