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10 Beautiful Kitchens On the Seacoast Under $1 Million

10 Beautiful Kitchens on the Seacoast Under $1 Million

10 Beautiful Kitchens on the Seacoast Under $1 Million

We all know that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It's where meals are lovingly prepared, family and friends linger with a cup of coffee or glass of wine and nosh on a snack, homework is done at the bar, and oftentimes where we congregate--even more than other living spaces. It's no surprise then, that kitchens are one of the most important aspects to buyers, and are usually one of the first rooms renovated (along with bathrooms). New Hampshire's Seacoast is teeming with gorgeous homes--seaside mansions and cottages, historic homes, and even brand new construction--and the kitchens are often the stars of the show. Here's a roundup of 10 beautiful kitchens on the Seacoast, listed for under $1 million:


604 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth

604 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, NH

Make Portsmouth, One Of The Most Sought After Cities On The Seacoast, Your New Home! This Completely Renovated Home, From Top To Bottom, Includes A New Foundation And All New Interior And Exterior! Simple, Stylish, Chic Open Concept Living! A Great Deal For "new" In Portsmouth And 5 Minutes To The Beaches Too!

Completely renovated, this house features an open layout, bright white cabinets, subway tile backsplash, quartz countertops, and a nearby natural wood shiplap wall to contrast the simple white theme of the kitchen.


328 Lang Road, Portsmouth

328 Lang Road, Portsmouth, NH

Lovely Home On Private 3 Acres Close To The Center Of Rye & Its Beautiful Beaches. Enter A Private Wooded Drive & Approach A Lovely Landscaped Home With 3 Car Garage. Walk Into A Contemporary Interior Design With A Beautifully Updated Kitchen Open To A Light & Bright Family Room.

Traditional white subway tiles with gray grout coordinate with gray cabinets, while decorative herringbone wood accents the range hood, sides of the cabinets, and the large island. A pot filler is an added bonus and chef would appreciate!


89 Tidewater Farm Road, Greenland

89 Tidewater Farm Road, Greenland, NH

This Hidden Gem In Tidewater Farm Puts A Modern European Twist On Your Classic New England Style Colonial. It Features 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, With 2 Master Suites, Open Concept Living Surrounding The Modern Kitchen, Living Room With Vaulted Ceilings And Beams. Enjoy Your Summer Nights With Your Friends And Family On The Over Sized Deck With Remote Controlled Awning Overlooking The Beautiful Saltwater, Black River Rock In Ground Pool.

For those who prefer modern industrial style, this kitchen delivers: the sleek stainless steel island countertop and apron sink are workhorses that match the oversized drawer and cabinet hardware.


186 West Road, Rye

186 West Road, Rye, NH

Whimsical And Eclectic Come To Mind When You See This Quintessential Norman Rockwell Property With Its 3-bedroom New England Style Home Having A Welcoming Wraparound Covered Porch. As You Enter Through The Front Entrance, You Are Greeted By The Detailed Center Staircase With The Living & Dining Rooms On Either Side.

The custom galley kitchen is conveniently located between the dining room and great room--perfect for serving a formal dinner or running back and forth to grab snacks on family movie night! Plus, it features a wet bar and informal entrance.


122 Atlantic Ave, North Hampton

122 Atlantic Ave, North Hampton, NH

Absolutely Fabulous And Ready To Occupy! Stunning New Construction In A Wonderful Location, Set Back Off Scenic Atlantic Avenue On A Level Lot And Only 1.5 Miles To The Atlantic Ocean! Natural Sunlight Fills The Interior Of This Well Designed Home With An Open And Flexible Layout.

Another white and gray kitchen makes the list! However, this kitchen has white cabinets and gray subway tile backsplash. Looking out large windows while doing dishes in your oversized apron sink make the chore much easier to enjoy!


210 Swett Avenue, Portsmouth

210 Swett Avenue, Portsmouth, NH

Come And See This Energy Efficient New Construction Home Located In Portsmouth, One Of The Most Sought After Towns On The Nh Seacoast! Only 2 Miles From Downtown, This Home Offers Quick And Easy Commuting Via I-95 And Access To All The Restaurants, Bars, Bakeries, Coffee Shops And Shopping That Portsmouth Has To Offer.

This new construction home's kitchen is bright, crisp, and clean thanks to white cabinets, counters, and subway tile. Natural wood open shelving adds dimension and three large windows flood the room with natural light.


44 Pioneer Road, Rye

44 Pioneer Road, Rye, NH

Views Of The Marsh And Fairways Of Wentworth Cc. Can Be Found At This Extravagant Two Story Private Retreat On Over An Acre Homesite With Lush And Mature Beautiful Landscaping. Fine Finishes And Craftsmanship Can Be Found As You Enter The Grand Foyer Seeing The Exquisite Gourmet Kitchen Island Designed With Form And Function In Mind.

The island is what makes this kitchen! It's half hexagon-shaped and super long, offering storage plus comfortable seating for 4. There's plenty of space to spread out and get cooking here!


4 Bradley Lane, North Hampton

4 Bradley Lane, North Hampton, NH

Country Club Estates Is The Setting For This Eleven Room, Four Bedroom, French Provincial-styled Stucco Home Sited On A Well Maintained And Landscaped 2.08 Acre Lot In The Seacoast's Premier Seaside And Golf Neighborhood Community. Walk To The Seaside Paths And Abenaqui Country Club From This Sought After Location.

This Epicurean-inspired kitchen in Country Club Estates is a feast for the eyes! A warming drawer and plenty of storage space in the large island make this beautiful kitchen highly functional as well.


150 Brackett Road, Rye

150 Brackett Road, Rye, NH

150 Brackett Road Offers Complete Privacy While Being Only .8 Mi To The Beach! 5.9 Acre Wooded Lot Abuts Conservation Land. Long, Winding Driveway Leads To Well Landscaped 3113 Sf Custom Colonial. Gourmet Kitchen Features Gas Cooktop, Double Ovens, Sub-zero Fridge And Center Island. Beautiful Hardwood Flooring Through Out The House.

This already-roomy kitchen feels even more spacious thanks to a vaulted ceiling. There's room for a large center island--perfect for extra work space and sitting down for a snack. There's even a built-in desk, making it easy to get dinner ready while the kids do homework.


40 Riverview Road, New Castle

40 Riverview Road, New Castle, NH

First Time This Property Is On The Market In Generations! Inviting Cape On A Desirable Dead End Street In New Castle; This Home Was Rebuilt From The Studs In 2011. The Gourmet Kitchen And Stainless Steel Appliances Are A Chef''s Delight While Guests Enjoy Refreshments At The Oversized Island Or Watch Football In The Welcoming Adjoining Family Room.

This gourmet kitchen is a welcome diversion from the bright white kitchens currently trending, with its natural wood cabinets and floors, black countertops, and stainless steel appliances and sink. The oversized island offers storage space and a spot for guests to linger while you finish cooking.



These are just 10 of the many gorgeous kitchens on the Seacoast. If you're after space, form, function, and beauty in the kitchen, we can find it for you. And if your budget is over $1 million, there'll be a post coming soon with truly luxurious gourmet kitchens, so stay tuned--fill out the form to the right to have it sent to your inbox!


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    Greater NH Seacoast & Southern ME Trick-or-Treat Times

    Greater NH Seacoast & Southern ME Trick-or-Treat Times


    Whether you're planning to take the kids out and about in the neighborhood or you want to make sure your own cauldron is stocked with goodies and your porch light is on, you need to know when trick-or-treat is scheduled for your town (it's often not Halloween!). Here are the dates and times for trick-or-treating locally.


    NH Seacoast Area

    Dover: October 30, 5-8pm
    Durham: October 30, 5-7:30pm
    Exeter: October 31, 4-7pm
    Greenland: October 30, 5-7:30pm
    Hampton: October 31, 5:30-8pm
    Kensington: October 31, 5-7pm
    Madbury: October 30, 5-7:30pm
    New Castle: October 30, 5-6:30pm
    Newfields: October 31, 5-7pm
    Newington: October 31, 5-7pm
    Newmarket: October 30, 5-7pm
    North Hampton: October 30, 4-7pm
    Portsmouth: October 30, 5-8pm
    Rye: October 30, 5-7pm
    Seabrook: October 30, 5:30-7:30pm
    Stratham: October 30, 5-7pm


    Southern ME

    Eliot: October 30, 5-8pm
    Kittery: October 30, 5-8pm


    Other Fun Halloween Events in the Area

    Durham: Downtown Trick-or-Treat and Main Street Monster Mash Bash, October 26, 2-4pm
    Exeter: Halloween parade, costume judging, and downtown trick-or-treat, October 26, 10am-2:30pm
    Hampton: Sacred Heart School trunk-or-treat, October 25, 6-7:30pm
    Kittery: Trick-or-Treat on Our Street, Kittery Outlets, October 25, 4-6pm
    Portsmouth: Halloween parade, October 31, 7pm
                               Ghosts on the Banke @ Strawbery Banke, October 25 & 26, 5:30-8pm
    York: Halloween Hop & Costume Parade, October 29, 4:30-7pm


    Have fun, be safe, and share photos of your favorite costumes or decorated Seacoast-area houses in the comments!



    4 Reasons to List Your Home This Fall

    4 Reasons to List Your Home This Fall


    Most people think of spring and summer as the best times to put their homes on the market. While it's true that the warmer months are busy in the real estate world, don't be scared off by the cooler months. There are certainly some benefits to listing other times in the year, fall in particular being an ideal time. Let's explore these benefits further...


    Benefits of Listing Your Home Right Now

    1. The Beauty of the Season

    Without a doubt, New England looks its best in the fall. There's nothing like vibrant foliage that pops against a bright blue sky, and fall decor conjures up some of the warmest, most welcoming feelings. You can take advantage of the season by listing your house now and letting nature do most of the work for you. When buyers look through your listing photos, they'll almost be able to hear the leaves crunching under their feet as they make their way to the door!

    2. Reduced Inventory

    In most areas, the number of available homes on the market has reduced since the summer peak. What remains are mostly properties that have been on the market for a long time. If you price your house right, it will stand out to buyers who are looking for something new to hit the market.

    3. Low Mortgage Rates

    This week, the average rate for a 30-year fixed conventional mortgage fell to 3.77%. Rates were over 5% a year ago! This is a perfect opportunity for buyers on the fence to make the commitment.

    4. New Buyer Demographics

    More than half of all buyers don't have children at home, which means there's no rush to be settled in a new home for the start of the school year. For these buyers, fall is the perfect time to buy--it's right between summer (vacation season!) and the holidays. List your house now, and both you and your buyers can be settled in your new homes in time for the holidays! Additionally, some of these buyers are motivated by financial/tax purposes and will want to purchase before the year ends.


    Is now the right time for you to sell?

    If you're on the fence about selling, let's talk. The market may be right, but you need to work with a professional who can help you decide if it's the best time for you. Just fill out the 'Ask a Question' form to the right and I'll be in touch!


    What Can You Buy at Your Budget in Portsmouth?

    Three Listings at Three Price Points

    Portsmouth is a fast-growing city with a strong history. It’s home to beautiful outdoor spaces and recreation, a bustling arts and cultural scene, award-winning restaurants, and top-notch medical care. It’s no wonder the housing options are just as varied as the reasons to live there! Whether you’re looking for a private waterfront estate, a hip downtown condo, an 18th century home filled with period details, or a suburban Colonial on a cul-de-sac, Portsmouth has it all.

    $275,000 Budget

    For $274,900, you can get a three-bedroom fixer-upper ranch in Pannaway Manor. This neighborhood was established in 1941 as housing for defense workers during World War II. It just needs the right person to come along and restore its charm! See the listing here:

    Photo courtesy of Lee Gove, RE/MAX Shoreline

    $500,000 Budget

    If you’re willing to go over budget a bit (or maybe you have great negotiation skills), 193 Meadow Road is listed for $519,000. This Cape is close to Woodbury Ave, has been “lovingly maintained,” and recently renovated and updated. Click here to see the details, including the spa-like master bath:

    Photo courtesy of Nikki Douglass, KW Coastal Realty

    $750,000 Budget

    For those able to shell out a little more, there is a colonial in the West End listed at $750,000. It’s been updated from the essentials to the cosmetics and the fenced yard and patio are just darling. View more of this Thaxter Road home here:

    Photo courtesy of Nancy Kingston, KW Coastal Realty/Exeter

    These are just a few of the special properties currently on the market in Portsmouth. Whether you want to make a home your own or move right in, there is sure to be something to fit your needs. Contact me to schedule a showing on these or any other Seacoast-area properties today!