On the Market: A Dazzling and Spacious Harbor on Cape Cod
Didn't get to take that cruise? Go for this oceanside, resort-like Chatham estate instead.
16 Aunt Lydia’s Way, Chatham
Size: 6,311 square feet
For any Handmaid’s Tale fans out there, worry not—things may feel a little dystopian right now, but you won’t have to don a red cloak to live in this palatial residence on Aunt Lydia’s Way. In fact, with a home 150 feet from the ocean shore, you’ll likely be wearing a bathing suit underneath an airy outfit on every warm day to come.
Though most of the ceilings and walls are light and bright (see: illuminated cabinets with French doors in the kitchen, and pale blue linen wallpaper in the dining room), dark, rich hardwood floors give the home a strong sense of groundedness. And for those who are coping with long days of not leaving the house by baking nonstop, the double ovens, stovetop in the middle of the marble-topped island, two Miele dishwashers, and a large fridge concealed by panelling will certainly help.
While the banana bread is in the oven, the kids can take to the third floor, where a 1,500-square-foot playroom should keep them easily entertained for hours. Set up some indoor hockey nets, as the current owners have done, strew around some cushy bean bags and bookshelves, or bring in a slew of art supplies and miniature easels. The adults can take to the clubroom for their dose of relaxation, where natural sunlight streams into a cathedral ceilinged space made cozier by a gas fireplace.
When the oven timer goes off, bring the family together in the living room, where you can all enjoy some warm baked goods at the bay window seat underneath a coffered ceiling. To put it simply: If your cruise got cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, this resort-like dwelling with nautical accents and an oceanside location might be the next best thing.
For information, Chris Rhinesmith, Compass, compass.com.
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