As if drawn from a Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem, the magnificent views from the top deck of this Colonial in Quincy’s Houghs Neck neighborhood are certain to inspire nautical daydreams.
But you don’t need to be an ancient mariner to enjoy this home, perched on a hill on the east side of a peninsula. There is nothing — not neighbor’s fence nor house — that blocks a magnificent view that starts with the Boston Harbor Islands and skims across Hingham Bay for a landfall on the shores of Hull.
To reach that deck, though, you need to enter the home via a foyer with two interior doorways, holdovers from when this Colonial was a two-family. The door on the left leads to four of the home’s bedrooms, including the master, which has a slider to the lower-level deck, a walk-in closet, and an en-suite bath with radiant heat, a multi-head shower, and a separate whirlpool tub. The tub is framed by walls of small square-glass tiles of a blue hue that mimics the sea.
The other bedrooms vary in size. All have good closet space, and one has access to the deck. They share a full bath.
Taking the righthand door in the entryway leads to the main living area, on the second floor: a large open space containing the living room, kitchen, and dining area. Here, a wall of windows and a slider open to the top deck. The L-shaped decks are connected by stairs.
The kitchen features white cabinets (some with glass fronts), granite counters, and a prep island that seats three. The appliances (including a gas stove) are stainless steel, and a rectangular skylight adds more natural warmth to the space.
Adjacent is an office area that features a built-in solid-birch desk with cabinetry, and just beyond this is a sunny bedroom with double closets and a slider to the deck. A full bath near the office is plumbed for a washer and dryer, so you can file reports after folding towels.
Most of the flooring in the home is a warm-toned hardwood.
A sloping patch of grass forms the backyard of this 0.08-acre property, which is dotted with a plum tree; lilac, blueberry, and rose bushes; juniper; holly; and hosta. The basement has a dirt floor. There is no driveway, and flood insurance is not required.
The listing broker, Jessica Ye of Keller Williams Realty in Cambridge, will hold an open house on Sunday, June 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Year built: 1905
Square feet: 2,351
Baths: 3 full
Taxes: $7,908 (2016)
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