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On the Market: A Duxbury Manor with an Infinity Pool Overlooking the Bay

Launch the new roaring ’20s at this gorgeous manor.


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186 Crescent Street, Duxbury
Price: $5,700,000
Size: 7,193 square feet
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4 full, 1 half

If you didn’t snooze through high school English class, you probably remember The Great Gatsby. Even if you forgot the symbolism of the green light and the underlying themes about the American dream, you probably remember the party scenes. Gatsby’s mansion was as much a character in the book as the great one himself, with a stunning pool and grounds overlooking the water. While the setting of the book was inspired by a mansion on Long Island, we’re pretty sure F. Scott Fitzgerald’s creative juices would’ve been equally stirred had he seen this Duxbury house. With a heated infinity pool, a private dock, and an acre of land, we can practically hear the brass band playing at a party here that could easily rival Gatsby’s.

“To me this property has an international style and sophistication,” says listing agent Susie Caliendo, a licensed real estate agent with Waterfront Realty. “It is not your typical coastal home where everything is white. It is full of color.”

Located on Standish Shore, the home gazes out across the bay and offers views of the adjacent coastline, much like East Egg could be spotted from Gatsby’s home. A dock offers easy ocean access, but you can just as easily appreciate the water from the calmer confines of the heated infinity pool and accompanying hot tub at the water’s edge. Not just to be enjoyed from the backyard patio, this house’s soaring ceilings and massive windows allows you to take in the outdoor scenery from almost any room inside. The main bedroom suite has a wraparound balcony so you can take in the entire scene at once, while the living room has a wall of windows overlooking the sea.

In addition to stunning views, you’ll also find inside a mix of spaces for all your personal and entertaining needs. The “Vermont room” serves as a lounge area that bears a resemblance to a winter ski cabin with a stone fireplace. A gourmet kitchen with Kochman, Reidt, and Haigh custom cabinetry flows into a formal dining room, if you’d like to host a dinner party. Afterwards, chat over cocktails in the sunroom or try your hand at pool in the billiards room. A wine cellar helps ensure you have enough stock to keep the drinks flowing. And if your guests would like to stay overnight, there’s a private suit with a kitchenette, living room, and full bathroom. Between this and the backyard setup, you’ve got all the fixings for a party that could easily rival one of Gatsby’s (though hopefully without the drama).

For more information, contact Susie Caliendo, Waterfront Realty Group, waterfrontrealtyma.com.

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