Step Inside This $1.3 Million Massachusetts Home With A Private Island

Where can you buy a gorgeous house on your own private island and still be within an hour's commute to a major U.S. city? This stunning five-bedroom, three-bathroom Colonial-style home with just over 3,400 sq. ft. of living space is listed for sale for $1.295 million and can provide all that and more, per The house is located at 8 Cobb Avenue in the West Peabody neighborhood of Peabody, Massachusetts, just 17 miles north of Boston. No expense was spared on the high-end fixtures and architectural finishes of this home which was custom-built in 2006. There are water views from every room, and you're less than 10 miles away from several beaches along the Atlantic Ocean.

Peabody is a city north of Boston with a population of just over 54,000, per the 2021 results of the United States Census Bureau. Among its attractions is Brooksby Farm, many trails and parks, and its easy access to I-95 and Route 1, as well as a commuter rail to Boston from the neighboring city of Salem.

Gorgeous water views from every room

This is the perfect house for enjoying beautiful sunsets and sunrises from any one of the several decks, patios, or the gazebo. The open concept first floor is highlighted by an eat-in, gourmet chef's kitchen complete with white cabinetry topped with crown molding, a stainless steel farmhouse sink, top-of-the-line appliances including a Thor oven, granite counters, a wine refrigerator, and an island featuring a teak countertop, per White subway tiles trim the counters, and a decorative grey and white tile backsplash is showcased above the oven. A cut-away section of the ceiling above the sink is barrel-shaped to show the elliptical window over three large windows which flood the kitchen with natural light. 

Gorgeous bamboo floors unite the first floor, which includes a large, fire-placed living room with a coffered ceiling that transitions to a barrel-vaulted, wood-lined ceiling above the dining area. A game room that closes with sliding barn doors could be used as a second living room. The first floor also includes one bedroom with deck access and a full bathroom. Radiant floor heating will keep you cozy on cold New England days, and two zones of heating and air conditioning can keep the house at even temperatures. 

Stunning open floor plan with coffered ceilings

Sliding glass doors off of the living room and dining room lead to a large covered deck that ends in a gazebo with steps leading to a stone paver patio and firepit, according to Looking back at the house, you can appreciate the majestic lines of the stone chimney against the brown, clapboard siding of the house. Back inside, a decorative staircase leads to the second floor and features beadboard-covered risers and decorative wrought iron balusters. Tucked under the stairs is an adorable puppy nook! 

The upstairs rooms have dark wood floors and gorgeous stone tile in the bathrooms. In addition to the master bedroom, there are three other bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a second-floor laundry on this level. The lot is a little over a third of an acre. Since it is an island property, there is no basement, however, there is a bonus room above the heated, two-car garage, and a walk-up attic for extra storage space. 

Gorgeous masterbedroom with water views

An expansive master bedroom suite on the second floor has a cozy seating area in front of a fireplace framed with traditional style molding, per Sliding doors lead to a balcony surrounded by trees making this a very private retreat. The ensuite bath has a marble tile floor, two separate vanities, a large, raised tub framed with beadboard paneling, and a separate, oversized glassed-in shower. The interior of the house is painted in very light grey, green, and blue colors that compliment the surrounding pond and trees.  

The Peabody real estate market has been a strong seller's market this year with a sale-to-list price ratio of 108.9%, per, meaning homes are often selling above the list price, as they are in much of the country. If you're thinking of buying this beautiful home, here's a tip on how to pronounce the name of the city like a local. While most of the world may pronounce it pee-body, in Massachusetts, it's PEE-b'dee.