On the Market: A Dutch Windmill-Style Beach Home in Hyannis
Amble from this Barnstable dwelling to a private stretch of beach in two minutes.
216 Seventh Ave., Barnstable
Size: 2,348 square feet
It may be less flashy than the Moulin Rouge, but does the Parisian landmark have the beach within arm’s reach? Nicknamed the Windmill, this Hyannis home was built as a summertime residence in the mid-1900s, and the long blades were added to help it resemble the traditional Dutch windmills. Though the decorative propellers are fastened in place, you can unlock them from the third floor to watch them spin in the southwesterly breeze. And, following a 2003 renovation, the shingle-style home is suitable for year-round living.
Inside, fir and pine ceilings and floors lighten the living area, which peers out at Halls Creek and Martha’s Vineyard sound through each window. The views only improve in the primary bedroom, which boasts a private balcony, plus an extra loft area and an ensuite bath with a steam shower. In the tower portion of the home, the bedrooms enjoy semicircular panoramas to gaze out at the waves when you’re not swimming in them. Though on any hot summer day, cooling off is as simple as walking two minutes from the Windmill to Little Beach, a private stretch ideal for crabbing and sunbathing. Or, trek a little further to Squaw Island, a sandy peninsula with a sandbar that stretches far out into the sea.
For information, contact Chuck Tuttle, Kinlin Grover Real Estate, chucktuttle.kinlingrover.com.
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