West Bay Waterfront Home by Royal Barry Wills Associates Sells for $7.65M
SOLD | Built 1996 | 5,900 Sq. Ft. | 4 Beds | 3.5 Baths | 1.06 Acres
995 Sea View Avenue, Osterville, Massachusetts, United States, 02655
A stunning waterfront residence on West Bay in Osterville, Massachusetts has sold for $7.65 million after sitting on the market since September 2018 for as much as $9.2 million. Designed by architectural firm Royal Barry Wills Associates and built in 1996 on a 1.06 acre waterfront property, the estate, known as Far Niente, offers unparalleled views over West Bay to the Nantucket Sound. Lovingly maintained, the 5,900 square foot home showscases superior-quality construction, a pitched gabled roofline with timeless shingles, two stately chimneys, whimsical oval windows and other hallmarks and embellishments of the region’s quintessential style. Filled with classical features, from wainscoting and crown moulding to warmly hued hardwood floors and a delightful stairway with spindle balusters, newel posts, and finials. Nearly every major room is introduced by an eye-catching archway, and while ceilings soar to airy heights, the ambience is warm, comfortable, and inviting. There is a living room with fireplace and sitting nook, formal dining room, large kitchen with adjoining family room and an enchanting wraparound porch and generous brick patio. On the upper level, 3 bedrooms feature sitting areas and the master bedroom includes a private rooftop deck designed for appreciation of the enviable views. A family room with a full bath is tucked above the two-car garage. The 1.06 acre property encompasses 300′ of frontage on Cape Cod along with a serene sandy beach and a deepwater dock.
Royal Barry Wills Associates: “This house was conceived to relate to its unique coastal setting which has beautiful views of the West Bay where it opens to Nantucket Sound. The facade oriented toward the road maintains a lower single story profile in response to the intimate nature of the neighborhood in which the house sits while the facade oriented toward the water possesses a more monumental quality appropriate to the open landscape of the sea. Due to conservation regulations the floor plan was limited to a 40’x 90’ rectangle. A linear recessed porch with facetted bays, an oriel corner bay and a two story stair bay animate the simple rectangle to recall the picturesque quality and character of the grand shingle style houses of the past.”