Home of the Week: Scituate ranch is short walk to beach

Buying Home of the Week
The home features a wraparound composite deck in the backyard.
The home features a wraparound composite deck in the backyard. Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

7 11th Ave., Scituate

Style: Ranch
Year built: 1952
Square feet: 1,132
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 1 full
Sewer/water: Public
Taxes: $4,695 (2017)

Pull up to this ranch-style home and hear a peaceful crunching sound as your tires move along the crushed-seashell driveway. The white shells in front of the single-story gray clapboard house set the beachy mood.

But before you walk up the granite steps and enter into this fully renovated home, turn to the right and take a look down Eleventh Avenue to catch a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean, where a public beach is a less than a five-minute walk away.

Don’t fret. There is more outdoor space to come.

Enter the home through the family room, where the shine of the Brazilian cherry flooring might catch your eye. You’ll also notice crown molding and plantation shutters, custom details found throughout the home.

From the family room, a hallway is the entry point for the home’s three bedrooms and one bathroom. To the immediate left is the master bedroom, which fits a queen bed with ease. There is a large closet with built-ins, an organizer’s dream.

Looking down the hallway from the master, the bathroom is to the left. There’s a double vanity with granite countertops, a storage area above, and a seamless glass shower. Behind a closet door is the home’s washer and dryer.

In the hallway, there’s a pull-down attic door, providing plenty of storage space; it spans the length of the house.

The other two bedrooms, which both have closets, are also off this hallway, which ends in the kitchen.

Filled with natural light from a skylight and a window above the sink, the kitchen boasts granite counters, white cabinetry, and stainless-steel appliances. The stove is electric, but can be converted to gas. There’s room for a small table, but you can also get seating at the breakfast bar. This overlooks the living room, which has a sliding glass door leading to what might be the highlight of the house: a composite deck that wraps around the back of the home and looks out onto a grassy yard surrounded by arborvitae. The home, which sits on a 0.14-acre lot, is a private oasis.

Do you like to garden? There’s a shed — with electricity.

Despite the home’s proximity to the ocean, the owner is not required to purchase flood insurance.

Judy Jennings of William Raveis Real Estate in Hingham is the listing agent. For more information go to As of presstime, an offer had been accepted on this home.

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