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On the Market: A Marshfield Home on a Private Island

This waterfront home is one of only 11 on a private island surrounded by marshes, ocean, and nature trails.


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6 Trouants Island #6, Marshfield
Price: $3,950,000
Size: 4,700 square feet
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half

Island living comes with pros and cons: You get a ton of privacy, but you can be isolated from the rest of the world. Trouants Island in Marshfield offers this lifestyle without feeling like you’re stranded. The 26-acre private island is surrounded by marshes on one side and ocean on the other. It has 11 free-standing condos, most of which have been in the same families for years, according to Raveis agent Marcy Richardson, and are governed by a condo association. Now one of the few homes there is on the market, offering a rare chance at private coastal island living.

This Cape has the look of a beach house with room for all your needs. The first floor features a sunroom, den, and open dining/living room area with a fireplace. A nearby kitchen with light marble countertops and an adjacent butler’s pantry offer plenty of space for food prep. And up on the home’s second floor, four bedrooms can be used for guests or as an office/studio. The finished basement is perfect for a home gym, while a detached barn offers parking for two cars, as well as a media room/second office.

Off the first floor is a wooden deck where you can take in the surrounding views of the water. The island is located where the North and South Rivers merge to feed into the Atlantic, and where the English Salt Marsh meets the estuary. As such, this home is great for nature lovers. You can explore the nearby nature trails where seals, egrets, and eagles dwell in their natural habitats.

This home also offers water access through the barn for water sports and fishing. A shared community dock is ideal for boating and kayaking enthusiasts looking to explore the nearby sandbars. Heavy cedar furniture on the dock is also for community members to enjoy on warm spring and summer nights.

For more information, contact Marcy Richardson, William Raveis Luxury Properties, raveis.com.

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