Real estate

HOME OF THE WEEK

On the North Shore, a stone home with a garden getaway

75 Scotland Road, Newbury; $889,000

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff
The home, at 75 Scotland Road in Newbury, was used as a bed and breakfast.

Stone archways with cast-iron gates guard the entrance to this distinctive house, which has served as a bed and breakfast and a retreat center.

Once an unassuming Cape-style home, this house is blanketed in stone on three sides now. With windows and a doorway of a keystone design, this home evokes thoughts of a castle, an ancient farmhouse, or a church.

There are many ways to enter it, including one entrance that leads into a three-season solarium that overlooks the gardens and connects to the kitchen. The kitchen is a large square space with wood cabinetry, a tiled floor, an electric cooktop, and a chandelier with a medallion, one of many such light fixtures in the home. The dining area sits next to a wood-burning fireplace with a wall oven.

Advertisement

Off a hallway highlighted by two-stained glass windows — rescued from shuttered churches, including one in Germany — is the formal dining room and a living room with intricate crown molding and a bow window. This floor also includes two bedrooms, both with hardwood floors, an office, and a full bath with laundry facilities.

Get The Weekender in your inbox:
The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond.
Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

On the second floor, a sitting room with skylights separates two bedrooms at opposite ends of a hallway.

To the left at the top of the stairs, the master suite is a study in tranquility, with white trim, a fireplace painted to match, and soft-blue walls. The furthermost point in the room looks like a lancet window, but it’s really a door. This exit, which is crowned by a sharply angled window, leads to broad deck. The room also has a built-in dresser and two deep closets.

The master bath is roomy and sunny, compliments of white ceramic tiles, three windows in a corner of the room, and two skylights positioned above the whirlpool tub. There are two vanities opposite each other and a glassed-in shower.

To the right at the top of the stairs is a bedroom where the walls and ceiling are handpainted with calming clouds and bright blue skies. A full bath completes this floor.

Advertisement

The garden level was used as the bed and breakfast, which remains licensed but is not in operation. There are two bedrooms here: “Snow White” and the “Amethyst Room,” both named based on their paint schemes. A dining area separates the two bedrooms and leads to a most pleasing place: a four-season glassed enclosure jutting into the yard.

The house sits on 1.8-acre lot, most of which is downward sloping, heavily wooded land. The single-car garage is under the home. The backyard has a concrete wall sheathed in silver lace vine and wisteria, providing a green embrace to the garden, with its fountain, statue, and winding stone walkways. Adjacent is a stone pavilion.

The listing broker, Melissa Silva of Windhill Realty in Ipswich, will hold an open house from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16.

THE DETAILS

$889,000

Style: Cape

Year built: 1958/Renovated

Square feet: 3,928

Bedrooms: 5

Baths: 4 full

Sewer/water: Private

Taxes: $6,316 (2016)

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff
One of five bedrooms in the home
Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff
Another bedroom
Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff
A four-season glassed enclosure
Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff
The kitchen
Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff
An office
Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff
The backyard
Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff
Stone archways and steps
Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff
The garden area with pavilion

Follow John R. Ellement on Twitter @JREbosglobe. Send listings to homeoftheweek@globe.com. Please note: We do not feature unfurnished homes and will not respond to submissions we won’t pursue.