Life on Cape Cod affords seemingly endless activities and allures—from clam bakes and coastal bonfires to chasing bass and blues from private boats and piers. The distinctive homes of the area, designed to make the most of their enviable environs, are also attractions in their own right. This inspiring 4,210-square-foot residence perched on the verge of Popponesset Bay is a shining modern example of the local vernacular, with its timeless wood shingles, pitched rooflines, plentiful windows, central chimney, crisp white trim and millwork, and numerous decks and balconies. Brilliant blue sky, glorious sunlight, salty sea air, and sparkling waters create a singularly stimulating setting.
Mashpee, Massachusetts | Jack Cotton Jr., Sotheby’s International Realty Osterville Brokerage
No detail was overlooked in the creation of this retreat, meant to make the most of its coveted locale, with every room enjoying a water view. Lovingly maintained, it features a wealth of light-flooded spaces that are finished in cheerful whites and allow for effortless day-to-day living, quiet private moments, and festive seaside gatherings. Highlights include a cook’s kitchen with an island and superior appliances, an adjoining window-wrapped dining room opening to a deck, a double-height living room with a stately stone fireplace, a family room, a study or den, and a game room.
The private quarters are secluded on two levels atop a winding stairway. The primary bedroom has a lofty ceiling that contributes to the bright and airy ambience, a sizeable walk-in closet, an elegant bath, and a sitting room with an expansive private balcony—the perfect venue for relaxing while gazing out toward sunrises or taking in the carpet of stars in the night sky. Visitors will appreciate the home’s three quiet guest getaways, each with its own en suite bath, balcony, and captivating vista.
In addition to a roomy deck with a refreshing swimming pool, the property offers a charming railed walkway that meanders through native flora and a sturdy stone outcropping to a private timber dock with a float and an alfresco shower. From here, the smooth waters of the bay stretch out toward “the Spit,” Nantucket Sound, and the always-mesmerizing horizon beyond.