On the Market: A Family Compound on Yarmouth’s Great Island
Enjoy the boats and beaches through the warmer days, and hunker down on the Cape Cod peninsula through the colder ones.
1170 Great Island Road, Yarmouth
Size: 3,666 square feet
Did you fall in love with the Kennedy family’s Martha’s Vineyard estate that hit the market a few months ago, only to sigh wistfully when your eyes hit the $65 million dollar price tag? Here’s your chance at owning a similarly unreal property—though it offers a fraction of the Kennedy estate acreage (which boasts a whopping, and very Kennedy, 340 acres compared to this home’s 2.34 acres), it’s also asking a fraction of the price.
Just across the Nantucket Sound from Martha’s Vineyard, Great Island is technically a peninsula, though it feels so far from the Yarmouth mainland that this home’s owners call themselves “islanders.” Another Kennedy connection? The shingle-sided digs, built in the late ’80s, sport seven bedrooms, meaning there’s more than enough room to house your own family compound.
After a day of running around the peninsula, taking advantage of its tennis courts, biking and hiking paths, docks, and beach, the house is the perfect place to refuel and rest. The eggshell blue kitchen is surrounded by counters, cabinets, and two sets of French doors that look out at the water and lead out onto a private patio. A central kitchen island with a deep azure tiled countertop and gold hardware adds a chic pop to the room’s muted tones.
The rest of the residence follows suit in terms of soothing hues: Pale periwinkle, creamy yellow, and warm sage abound. In one bedroom, seafoam green covers the floors and walls, whitewashed wood panels the ceiling, and multiple windows look out at the ocean.
If you’re willing to get up early enough, gather on the columned and brick-paved portico to watch the sunrise, while overhead fans keep a steady breeze going. Then head down the gravel road or out into the tree-filled yard and forget about all those “mainland” problems.
For information contact Sandra Tanco, Kinlin Grover Real Estate, kinlingrover.com
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