Nick Churton of Mayfair International Realty visits a Cape Cod home that tick all the boxes – whatever the season.
Agent: Debra Caney
Broker: Robert Paul Properties
Some people adore Cape Cod because summers are spent playing or relaxing on the beach, sailing, shopping in pretty, local villages and enjoying the company of friends, family and neighbours in great seafood restaurants and convivial bars.
Others enjoy Cape Cod in its more introspective mood. When the sea temperature goes down and the weather turns from sunny to grey, when the boats are in for the winter, when the light summer wardrobe is replaced with something warmer and heavier, and when the holiday crowds have disappeared back to Boston or New York, this is the time they enjoy most.
But I suspect that many enjoy both aspects of Cape Cod. If so then 19 Magnolia Avenue, West Hyannis Port is the perfect place to live. It ticks all the boxes.
From the rear of the house a path winds through the trees and down to the private beach. It only takes a few minutes. But they are important minuets. They make this not just a summer beach house but also a year round coastal house. From the windows of this traditional Cape Cod styled home with its shingle elevations and mansard roof there are far-reaching views over the beach to Nantucket Sound. In the summer the house opens up to welcome the salt-laden sea breeze and provide an inside/outside barbeque lifestyle. In the cooler seasons the house closes against Atlantic winds to create a warm and homely retreat after bracing seaside walks.
The renowned Kendall & Welch of Osterville built this house and they know a thing or two about creating homes in the area. But for interior style you need go no further than here. The interior is beautiful. It works. It says everything about living in Cape Cod. I wouldn’t change a thing.