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On the Market: A Zen Gem on a Wayland Pond

Breathe easy in this mahogany home, which claims panoramic water views and two docks for summertime swims.


Zen home on Dudley Pond in Wayland

Photo by Zachary Sciannameo

50 Lake Shore Drive, Wayland
Price: $1,895,000
Size: 4,612 square feet
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 3

Try as we might, finding a moment of peace can be difficult to achieve in the city. Here’s another option: Take off your noise-cancelling headphones, toss aside your adult coloring book, and take the 40 minute drive over to this home—a pondside construction surrounded by verdant lawn and mature trees.

Mahogany siding enriches the house’s facade, while inside, heated maple floors take over to imbue warmth and light into the space. Walls of windows and an open-layout living area also do wonders to fill the home with natural light.

Simple lines, low cabinetry, and high windows run throughout the home, maintaining a comfortable and accommodating design. Though open floorplans may not be too hard to come by in living rooms and kitchens, this master bedroom employs the concept in an interesting way. A low piece of furniture separates the sleeping area from an office space, making the room feel large, but letting it serve a dual purpose.

On the bed-facing side, the cabinet contains a fireplace, shelves, and drawers for clothing storage. On the office side, the piece bends around into a U-shape, forming a window-facing desk, and contains a wealth of cabinet storage. But if you need even more room, there’s a whole separate home office for that.

From the master bed, walk through a breezeway to a steamy hot tub—climb in for the zen ambiance to take full effect. Though water views are visible throughout the entire home, this perch is the best seat in the house. Let your eyes sweep across the stone patio with a built-in grill and fire pit, over to Dudley Pond and the two docks that come with this gem.

For information, contact Amy Mizner, Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. Real Estate, 50lakeshoredrive.com

Photo by Zachary Sciannameo

Photo by Zachary Sciannameo

Photo by Zachary Sciannameo

Photo by Zachary Sciannameo

Photo by Zachary Sciannameo

Photo by Zachary Sciannameo

Photo by Zachary Sciannameo

Photo by Zachary Sciannameo

Photo by Zachary Sciannameo

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