Eames Brook Farm
941 Summer St.
Eames Brook Farm condominiums are designed for luxury, yet peaceful lifestyles. These two-story homes feature open floor plans that allow for easy walkways into the kitchen, living room, and front hallway. The lower level of the home also contains the master suite, as well as an extra room that can serve as either a den or an office.
Hardwood flooring covers most of the downstairs, including the kitchen and living room. The living room comes complete with a gas fireplace and large picture windows that overlook the well-kept lawn and garden areas outside. The living room floor overlaps that of the kitchen. In the kitchen, owners can enjoy modern amenities like a side-by-side refrigerator, a gas oven and stove, and an island for cooking or eating. The kitchen also features customized cabinets that match the flooring.
The upstairs level contains the guest suite, as well as an open studio loft that can be used as a study or family room. Each condo also has its own private deck located to the side of the building. The decks provide the ideal space for cooking out or entertaining guests. They also overlook the common outdoor areas maintained by the condominium association.
Situated on more than 9 acres of original farmland on Hannah Brook Waye in the North Hills next to the 200-acre Massachusetts Audubon North River wildlife refuge and conservation land, the 14-home Eames Brook Farm community offers maintenance-free living to residents age fifty-five and over.
Averaging a spacious 2,250 square feet and selling for just under $590,000, each shingle-style town house features a first floor with an open-concept kitchen/dining/living area that conveniently leads to the front hallway. Energy-efficient recessed lighting illuminates the home. The contemporary kitchen features custom cabinets that complement the flooring, a breakfast island and modern stainless steel appliances, including a side-by-side refrigerator, gas range and oven. The living room includes an attractive gas fireplace and large picture windows that give you a great view of the gorgeous landscaped lawn and gardens. Also located on the first floor are a master suite with private bath, another room you can use for a private office or den and an extra one-half bath.
Ascend the beautiful open staircase to the second-floor guest room with private bath. There's also a bonus open studio loft upstairs that can work as either a family room or another den.
Each home features a private deck overlooking the community's beautiful outdoor area, where you can enjoy barbecuing or entertaining.
Constructed in 2013 at a cost of $7 million, the five-year-old community is only moments from the Greenbush commuter rail station, which conveniently takes you to the City of Boston, the seaside village of Humarock, Scituate Harbor and the North River.
The area features many scenic attractions that will fascinate any lover of New England outdoors and history.
Named for the scenic Massachusetts river, the North River Wildlife Sanctuary lies adjacent to the community. The diverse land features, including fields, a salt marsh and an oak forest, provide a habitat for several species of birds and seals.
More than 2 miles of trails run throughout the sanctuary. There are also boardwalks that run to the edge of the North River and through the woods, where you have the opportunity to observe a variety of animal species, such as mink and dragonflies.
The three-quarter-mile River Loop Trail features only a slight incline but is otherwise an easy walk. Circling an open field, you can view Eastern bluebirds, red-tailed hawks and many species of butterflies. One path digresses through a red maple forest, and the other takes you to an observation platform, where you can view the North River.
Also measuring three-quarters of a mile, the Woodland Loop Trail is another easy walk but presents the danger of exposed roots and rocks, as the mixed forest area includes large oak trees, as well as American holly. Forest-dwelling bird species, including woodpeckers, wood thrush and wild turkey, make their homes here, as do red-backed salamanders.
The one-half-mile Hannah Eames Trail is also an easy walk but features a slight incline and several roots and rocks to avoid. Taking you through an area of lush ferns, the trail gives you the opportunity to observe water striders on the brook, red-tailed hawks soaring overhead and white-tailed deer feeding in the mixed forest.
The one-quarter-mile, fully-accessible Fern Loop Sensory Trail is very level and an easy walk. Here you can observe at least five species of ferns through the cool red maple forest while you enjoy the beautiful song of the wood thrush.
The seacoast town of Scituate, first settled in the early 17th century, was historically a fishing community. Some notable attractions in the town include the Old Scituate lighthouse, where two girls playing their fife and drum reportedly deterred an invading British naval party during the War of 1812, poet Samuel Woodworth's Old Oaken Bucket house and Lawson Tower, where viewers atop the water tower can observe most of the South Shore.
The Humarock peninsula is a scenic seaside village that's connected to Marshfield via a bridge and only accessible to Scituate via boat.