Perfect seaside living on Chatham’s Stage Island RoadBy Ann Luongo
The home’s sign, “Front and Center,” describes this expanded Cape perfectly. Located on a large corner lot, the stunning home features an expansive, manicured front lawn, beautiful hydrangeas and peeks of Chatham Harbor from the second-story master bedroom.
Its long driveway, which begins on the side of the home and winds around the back, has ample parking for a number of vehicles. An outdoor shower offers convenience for those returning from a day at the beach, which is but a short walk down Quitnesset Path. (This property is part of an association offering beach rights on Chatham Harbor at the end of Quitnesset Path and a separate landing area on Stage Harbor.)
Entering through the garage, you’ll step into the mudroom, which also serves as the laundry room, and features a half bath nearby. Beyond the mudroom, gleaming hardwood floors run throughout the home, giving it a warm glow and country ambience.
To your right, down a short hallway, is the gorgeous first-floor master suite, with a comfortable sitting area, a full bath with a Jacuzzi tub and double sink, and his-and-hers walk-in closets.
Straight ahead is the bright and modern gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances in stainless steel, a white wood beam ceiling, granite countertops and a lovely farm-style kitchen island with plenty of storage. White cabinetry accentuates the nautical/country feel of the home. A breakfast bar is perfect for a quick bite to eat before a day of exploring.
The kitchen also has a gas fireplace, which it shares with the formal living room. This room is warm and inviting, with a slider on the wall opposite the fireplace that opens to a semi-private deck in back. From there, steps lead to the upper deck, where you can lounge and enjoy the neighborhood from a loftier view. This deck can also be accessed from the second floor.
Beyond the kitchen is a cozy family room where the white, beamed cathedral ceiling continues. This cheerful, welcoming space brings in plenty of natural light, not only through its large picture window, but through two sliding doors—one to the front bluestone patio and the other to the screened-in porch. The porch is the ideal spot to enjoy your morning coffee, or to simply relax and enjoy the sounds of nature on a warm summer evening.
The second floor offers delights at every turn, including two more spacious bedrooms, and two sitting areas at the top of the stairs. The bedroom to the left of the stairs has a full bath and a comfy dormered sitting area of its own and a double closet. To the right of the stairs, beyond the two sitting areas, is an enormous third bedroom, which could rightly be considered a second master.
This incredible home is being sold completely furnished with high-end designer furniture, all tastefully chosen for each room, and most carry a nautical theme. You must see it to experience the true feel of Chatham living.
3,388 sq. ft.
3 full, one half
John C. Ricotta & Associates Inc.