322 Fairview Drive, Rehoboth
Size: 9,880 square feet
Not that any of us prefer to be holed up inside our homes, but while we have to, there’s likely no house more equipped for it than this one. Isolation? Check. It sits on nearly 20 acres about 50 miles southwest of Boston. Since it’s a horse farm, there’s a nine-stall barn, plus a 12-car garage, and even a guest house ideal for quarantining if need be.
What about a place to swim laps, read books, wash the dog, or get your hair cut? Check, check, check, and yes, check. Now that all nonessential businesses have closed across the state, figuring out creative ways to carry out these jobs is proving tricky. But this mansion’s skylit sunroom with a SwimEx pool is a lovely place to get some exercise, and the stunning, two-story library covered in rich mahogany wood is like having an entire library to yourself.
Take the elevator from the study down to the basement, where you’ll find a room set up for washing your dogs and even a mirror, sink, and salon chair where you can get your own new ’do. If you happen to be social distancing with your hair stylist, or you trust your partner endlessly, now may be the time to try out those bangs or that angled bob you’ve always suspected you would pull off incredibly.
And if you didn’t panic buy quite enough toilet paper (as none of us should be doing), no problem: Two master baths are equipped with bidets. One bathroom comprises a steam room and sauna, too, while another flaunts a jacuzzi and a cavernous cedar walk-in closet with carpeted floors.
Even if you never change out of your athleisure, you’ll feel like you’re attending an extravagant gala as you walk through the home. Deep pile carpet, floral wallpaper, crystal chandeliers, a marble fireplace and flooring, and a sweeping mahogany staircase make staying home feel oh so elegant.
For information, contact Cheryl Andreozzi and Jonathan Weinstein, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, mottandchace.com.
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