Sotheby's International Realty - Rye Beach, NH

45 Church Road is one of the magnificent oceanside estates so prominent in the Rye Beach Precinct. The property sits on 1.2 acres of well-manicured lawn and is bordered by mature trees and woodland, creating a private seaside retreat. This gated estate elicits memories of days when summer residents strolled the lane on their way to and from the Ocean. Entering the residence from the majestic stone portico brings you immediately to the grand staircase, which graces the entrance hall and its imported European travertine floor. The expansive staircase winds up to a veranda that leads to both the South and North wings of the upper floor. Two master suites anchor each wing and a third bedroom suite sits across from one of the balconies that overlook the floor below. The expansive kitchen, complete with white lacquered custom cabinetry and high-end appliances is perfect for creating a gourmet meal for guests. Later, dine in the elegant formal dining room featuring a hand-crafted natural wood bar and china cabinet with inlaid granite covering the entire South wall of the room. Detailed architecture adorns every room of the estate. Elaborate crown molding throughout the residence has been hand-painted and glazed; hand crafted Venetian plaster enhances several rooms; and the lovely cathedral ceiling in the sitting room, accented by the surrounding cove lighting, creates a sense of grandiosity highlighting the elegance of this property. At the end of the day, enjoy the indoor pool circled by a large pool deck, sauna and hot tub all overlooking the feather-grained mahogany rear veranda. This private and peaceful property exudes luxury, charm and grandeur, a magical combination for a family estate.