On the Market: A Lakefront Cape House with Nautical Flair
This Osterville home allows water access without the Cape Cod crowds.
163 Starboard Lane, Osterville
Size: 2,396 square feet
Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 partial
Cape Cod is known for its beaches…and all the tourists that come with them. But this property offers a different type of waterfront view, without the crowds. Set back from the road, this Osterville home offers privacy and unobstructed views of North Pond. The lucky new owners can also enjoy kayaking, canoeing, or fishing.
This four-bedroom home offers a new take on the Cape home: Recently renovated with a freshened up design, the main floor features views of the pond from the living room and combined dining room/great room, while the lower level offers more space for a growing family. In the summer, residents can take in the views from the covered bluestone terrace. When temperatures drop, the full wall of windows allows you to enjoy views of the pond by the warmth of the gas fireplace.
Throughout the house, you’ll spy nautical details inspired by the home’s waterside location. The delft tile surrounding the fireplace sports a sailboat pattern, and inlaid in the hardwood floor on the main floor is a compass. And the lower-level bathroom has a charming navy wallpaper printed with sailboats. The Jack and Jill-style bathroom links two bedrooms found on the lower level of the home along with an exercise room.
The main floor features not only the dining room and great room, but a main bedroom suite overlooking the pond. There’s also a gourmet kitchen off the dining room with a Wolf stove, a Thermador refrigerator with paneled doors that match the cabinets, and a Carrera marble island with a beverage fridge tucked in the bottom. The guest suite, informal living room, and a private den with a fireplace offer plenty of space for visitors. Feel free to host those guests outside on your professionally landscaped grounds, which also feature an outdoor shower so you can clean up after a swim.
For information, contact Nicole Vautrain, Sotheby’s International Realty – Cape Cod Osterville Brokerage, sothebysrealty.com.
The Boston Home team has curated a list of the best home design and home remodeling professionals in Boston, including architects, builders, kitchen and bath experts, lighting designers, and more. Get the help you need with FindIt/Boston's guide to home renovation pros.