Talk about a great wedding gift. This shingled Cape Cod home was built for a lucky newlywed couple in the early 1900s. It sits on the private Tobey Island, where properties are often handed down through the generations. It’s on the market now, though, so we can take a look inside…
The listing says, “With 6-9 bedrooms, 4 full updated baths, formal LR and DR, remodeled cook’s kitchen with adjoining breakfast room and many period built-ins, this home towers on a cliff with a commanding view of its private beach, Mashnee Island and the ocean beyond.”
“This home was built in the grand style of the early 1900s as a wedding present for a cherished child.”
“Multiple fireplaces both up and down stairs add cheer.”
Not to mention the views of the water from the windows…
An article on Cape Cod Online says: “Tobey Island remains privately owned. At the same time, it’s part of the town of Bourne, which means it receives some municipal services such as police patrols.”
“The island has no restaurants, shops or businesses. There is a post office, video store, gas station and several other small shops on Monument Beach just blocks away from the island.”
The article continues: “The island homes are premium properties in Bourne, said Frances Garland Anderegg, of Century 21 Bourne Landing Realtors. ‘They rarely are put on the market for sale,’ she said. ‘It usually stays in the family.'”
In other words, this is a rare opportunity to own a home on the island. So if you want it, act fast.
I love the built-in storage at the top of the stairs.
The listing says, “Your private Beach provides swimming, walking and shell fishing, The Magical fire pit is built on a cobblestone patio seaside to enjoy those blazing western sunsets and area fireworks displays.” Sign me up.
The asking price is $3.5 million. For more photos and information, check the listing by Cheryl Tormey.