Nick Churton of Mayfair International Realty visits a home in Cape Cod that catches the zeitgeist.
Broker: Robert Paul Properties
Agent: Robert Kinlin
There is a tide in the affairs of homebuyers which sellers and agents should take at the flood. Fashions change. For several years there has been a growing trend for cut down, simple, subtle interiors in cool, natural and neutral colours. It is a shift in taste which is impacting heavily to the detriment of out-of-time heavy-set interiors and to the advantage of fresh, contemporary interiors.
There is an increasing demand also for homes with advanced technology in communications, lighting, sound, vision, climate and security and still, as ever, spectacular kitchens and bathroom rule. This may be nothing new. But what is different is the increased pace of demand driven by the increased pace of change. What was state-of-the-art yesterday is history today. Buyers increasingly want move-in to condition and a highly sophisticated specification. Finish and fittings are often becoming more important than size. Many younger buyers today have less time and inclination to fix up and personalise homes themselves – unlike their parents. They prefer the finished article.
All of this is all wonderfully demonstrated by 40 Beach Plum Hill Road, Osterville on Cape Cod. Comfortably and reassuringly traditional on the outside, once on the inside the character changes creating a home with the best of both worlds and certainly one for today.
I loved the entrance, an open plan space emphasising the beautiful and tranquil waterside position. The interior is perfect for entertaining with airy, free-flowing spaces and walls perfect for a serious art collection. The house’s more intimate areas include a fabulous master bedroom suite with twin private offices. There are 5 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms.
Outside living is helped along with an infinity pool, hot tub, multiple decks and private dock. All together this Warren’s Cove house is set in almost 2 acres.
This house is on trend and on the market. The tide is right to buy.