9.6 Acre Penzance Point Estate Sells in Woods Hole, MA for $20M
SOLD | Built 1993 | 8,080 Sq. Ft. | 5 Beds | 6.5 Baths | 9.7 Acres
187 Penzance Road, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States, 02543
The recent $20 million sale of a 9.7 acre estate on Penzance Point in Woods Hole, Massachusetts has set a new record as the most expensive property to sell on Cape Cod. The property listed in early-January for $25 million. The previous record was set in 2013 when billionaire Bill Koch purchased Bunny Mellon’s home for $19.5 million. Enveloped by the waters of Great Harbor and Buzzard’s Bay, with Naushon Island and Hadley Harbor in view, the unique peninsula setting includes a large main residence, guest house, lush grounds and gardens, a 36′ swimming pool and rugged boathouse with a wood-burning fireplace. Designed by Rhode Island architect Michele Foster, the residence was built in 1993 with Brazilian walnut flooring, nearly every room opening to a deck or overlooking the water and a library with chestnut panelling reclaimed from Gladheim, the Warbasse family’s early-20th-century estate, and refurbished to its original luster. A delightful reminder of the home’s history and authenticity is the property’s original heated brick-paved sunroom dating to 1911 with a cathedral ceiling, a wall of arched glass and doors to a deck overlooking Great Harbor. There is also an original workshop with granite foundation.