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Cottage by the sea is a stunning, if pricey, breath of fresh air

11 Blynman Circle, Manchester-by-the-Sea

The newest house in the Summer Hill development features an open floor plan, a spacious kitchen, and deeded access to Magnolia Beach.

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The newest house in the Summer Hill development features an open floor plan, a spacious kitchen, and deeded access to Magnolia Beach.

Darius Francis Lamson observed in 1895 that summer visitors left with “new vigor, with ozone in the brain and spring in the step, with the bloom of the wild-rose in the cheek, and the freshness of the salty sea in the rejuvenated frame.’’ To Windover Construction, the Summer Hill development the company is building here is an opportunity for year-round rejuvenation. Using a cluster development approach, only 12 single-family homes will be built on a 14-acre parcel — 11 acres will be open space. The newest house features an open floor plan underneath ceilings that are about 10 feet high, base and crown moldings, and white oak flooring. The cooking area of the kitchen easily fits a cook and a wine-sipping kibitzer renowned for blackened fish, blackened toast, and blackened oatmeal. Shaped like a square with one entry, the kitchen has a gas stove, long arms of Silestone countertops, and maple cabinets painted white. Appliances, which include two dishwashers, are high-end stainless steel. The space opens to the eating area and then the living space with its gas fireplace and custom mantle and ends in a screened three-season room with mahogany flooring. The first-floor master suite has French doors leading to the rear deck, a walk-in closet so large it has its own window, and a full, showered bath with heated floor. A broad stairwell of oak leads to a spacious second floor landing and a large finished closet. The two children’s bedrooms are sunny and large, with big closets. Each bedroom has a door leading to the full bath with showered tub and vanity. A mud room with a bench, coat rack, storage, and a double closet connects to the attached two-car garage. The finished basement has a dry bar, naturally, a full bath, and above-ground windows. There’s also a deeded private path that leads to the swim-access only Magnolia Beach and the Coolidge Reservation. If none of this puts “spring in your step” . . .

Listing broker Sandy Carpentier of J. Barrett and Co. in Manchester-by-the-Sea is holding an open house Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

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Price: $1.65 million

Style:Cottage

Built:2014

Bedrooms: 3

Rooms: 9

Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half

Square feet: 3,390

Sewer: Private

Taxes: $16,000 (estimated)/HOA $485 monthly

Using a cluster development approach, only 12 single-family homes will be built on a 14-acre parcel — 11 acres will be open space.

Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe

Using a cluster development approach, only 12 single-family homes will be built on a 14-acre parcel — 11 acres will be open space.

Sitting area on the second floor.

Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe

Sitting area on the second floor.

Shaped like a square with one entry, the kitchen has a gas stove, long arms of Silestone countertops, and maple cabinets painted white. Appliances, which include two dishwashers, are high-end stainless steel.

Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe

Shaped like a square with one entry, the kitchen has a gas stove, long arms of Silestone countertops, and maple cabinets painted white. Appliances, which include two dishwashers, are high-end stainless steel.

The living space with its gas fireplace and custom mantle and ends in a screened three-season room with mahogany flooring.

Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe

The living space with its gas fireplace and custom mantle and ends in a screened three-season room with mahogany flooring.

The first-floor master suite has French doors leading to the rear deck, a walk-in closet so large it has its own window, and a full, showered bath with heated floor.

Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe

The first-floor master suite has French doors leading to the rear deck, a walk-in closet so large it has its own window, and a full, showered bath with heated floor.

The two children’s bedrooms are sunny and large, with big closets.

Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe

The two children’s bedrooms are sunny and large, with big closets.

Second floor bathroom.

Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe

Second floor bathroom.

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