Home of the week: Set on harbor, condo has spectacular view, private beach access

Home of the Week
The view of the water from the master suite. Photos by Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe

 14 Skinners Path, Marblehead

Water. Marble. Granite. Cherry wood. Glass.

Those are the main components of this two-level condo perched on the edge of Marblehead’s famous harbor, an exclusive piece of real estate on the site of a former hotel in a community where the wait for a mooring is at least 18 years long.

This home is part of the 116-unit Glover Landing complex, and the entrance is reached by walking on wooden slats that immediately evoke the nautical. (These pier-like boards are down only during the winter to keep people from losing their footing.) Stepping inside the unit, you are greeted with a view of the harbor, now mottled with blue moorings, and the condos and yacht clubs that line the shore.

Just inside and to the right is the kitchen area, an updated space with cherry cabinets, a custom-design choice repeated throughout the home. The appliances are stainless steel, the counter is a dark, seamless granite, and the sink hugs a corner. The microwave and oven are built into a wall. Cooking is also done on a long, irregularly shaped island positioned to let the chef enjoy the view, too.

The island flows past a wine storage rack and a bank of curved cabinets into a living room with a wood-burning fireplace framed by granite and flanked by a set of cherry cabinets with glass doors. A set of cherry-framed doors without view-blocking grids leads to the concrete deck, where the view, which can reach as far as the shores of Beverly on a clear day, gets even better.

The flooring on this level is a creamy caramel-toned marble tile with radiant heat. A half bath with walls of a dark, veined granite completes this floor.

A cherry stairwell in the living room leads to the second level. The larger of the unit’s two bedrooms is to the left. The bedroom makes maximum use of the view; one wall consists of a large plate-glass window framed by smaller screened windows. This bedroom has a walk-in closet with cherry built-ins.

The second bedroom has no closet, but there’s an alcove with cherry drawers and shelving. This bedroom has a large window, too, but the view is of the patio that the three units in this building share. The flooring in the bedrooms and hallway is a recently refinished oak.

Down the hall is a full bath, where the flooring and walls mirror the half bath downstairs. This bath, however, has a double vanity with a granite counter and a large seamless shower. This level also houses a laundry closet.

The interior of the entire unit has been freshly painted.

The condo includes one assigned parking space, access to a private beach, daydocking for small crafts, and use of an updated function room. An additional assessment of $216 per month will be added to the association fee until October 2020.

The listing agent, Lynne Breed of Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty in Marblehead, will hold open houses on Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26, from noon to 2 p.m. You can view the listing on her website at


Style: Condo
Year built: 1971/updated 2013
Square feet: 1,200
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1 full, 1 half
Sewer/water: Public
Taxes: $7,283 (2017)
Fee: $772 month//does not include additional assessment fee//

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