On the Market: A Mediterranean Villa on Bourne’s Buttermilk Bay
Water-facing balconies, carriage house guest quarters, and 16 acres blessed by balmy bay breezes.
681 Head Of The Bay Road, Bourne
Size: 6,083 square feet
Known as the gateway to Cape Cod, Bourne bridges the canal and is uniquely placed for easy access to the beach-loving peninsula and the rest of mainland Massachusetts. And in the case of this 16-acre estate, which hugs the edge of Buttermilk Bay, the town acts as a portal to a Mediterranean dreamland.
A wide driveway circles past the boathouse, three-car garage, and carriage house—which has been recently renovated to include three bedrooms, a kitchen, and waterside deck—and leads up to the front portico of the main attraction. Stucco walls, matte black shutters, and a red tile roof cue that southern European influence, and the 6,000-square-foot manse sprawls out on either side of the entrance. As soon as you walk through the door, you’ll see the water across the living room and through the solarium. You could take the straight shot, across the width of the home, down the long dock and directly into the bay’s cool depths, but in a place as lovely as this one, you’d be better off taking a meandering route.
Plop down on a couch in the living room to admire the cypress paneling and rich oak floors with dark walnut pegs, and then take a detour to the library to sit by the fireplace flanked by low built-in bookshelves. For those transitioning to a more permanent work-from-home lifestyle, the luminous office paved with herringbone tiling beats any grayscale cubicle. Take to the kitchen to cook up a midday meal, courtesy of the white-and-gold La Cornue range, sizable cast iron stove, and butler’s pantry equipped with a second sink. Upstairs, in one of the seven bedrooms, you can find the master bedroom. Bordered by crown molding, the room also houses one of the villa’s seven fireplaces, and boasts a pair of French doors. Step across the threshold to the walkout balcony where you’ll be greeted with—what else?—stunning water vistas.
For information, contact Miriam Marchant, Kinlin Grover Real Estate, kinlingrover.com.
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