On the Market: A Warm Wooden Abode on Cape Cod
Down by the Cotuit Bay, this eight bedroom home offers nearly 300 feet of shoreline and its own wood-shingle cabana.
671 Old Post Road, Cotuit
Size: 4,540 square feet
Jack Cotton, this property’s listing agent, describes the home as a warm embrace of a house, and it’s not hard to see why. Old growth pine brings its rich tone to most of the flooring, cabinetry, trim, and even walls. Rather than looking outdated, wood wall panelling makes perfect sense in this home, stretching up to meet the beamed ceilings and cocooning each room.
In true respect for the wood’s integrity, the original owner decided to do away with any paint. As a result, any interior woodwork that was not left natural has been stained to a pale hue that still lets the grain shine through.
Walking through such a cozy dwelling, coming across a window seat in an upstairs bedroom is hardly a surprise. But this one, a cushioned nook, is bookended by two built-in bookcases—which is perfect, because that’s exactly where you’ll want to post up to immerse yourself in a novel. And, says Cotton, “there’s a panel behind the adjoining bookcase that makes a hide-and-seek spot like no other.” If it weren’t for the blue views of the Cotuit Bay through the window and the sea-soaked breeze wafting through it, you might never leave.
Down by the water, a swath of sand runs along most of the 283-foot shoreline. A set of wooden steps leads directly into the water, and a wood-shingle cabana sits a few feet back, in case you want to finish that book in the shade.
For information, contact Jack Cotton, Sotheby’s International Realty, sothebyshomes.com
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