On the Market: A Nautical Gambrel Home by the Beach in Duxbury
With an acre and a half of land on Standish Shore, this wood-shingle Duxbury Gambrel is a summer day at the beach in house form.
184 Standish St., Duxbury
Size: 4,720 square feet
If there were a Neverland for a summer day at the beach, it would probably look something like this house. From the 1.5-acre yard, you can almost hear the seagulls just by looking at the wood-shingle home— less than a mile from Duxbury Bay. And the gambrel roof—that quaint double-sloped style—only adds to its seaside charm.
When the sand cools down and the ocean grows too cold for anything but a fleeting polar plunge, summertime lives on inside this quintessential South Shore home. In the kitchen, a trio of pendant lights, handmade by a local artisan using Duxbury oyster shells, makes an iridescent statement. White Carrara marble counters have been honed to remove the natural luster, reminiscent of well-tossed sea glass.
In several rooms, white shiplap panelling wraps around the walls, navy and white cushions perch atop window seats, and light fixtures incorporate rope, making the home feel even more like an oversized sailboat.
Upstairs, natural light pours into the four bedrooms—including a master suite with its own office—and the nautical scheme prevails. But really, we’re in this for those sweet summer days. When the heat rolls into Standish Shore, take a swim in the ocean, then come back and rinse off that saltwater in the home’s own outdoor shower.
For information, contact Landmark Property Group, Compass, compass.com
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