Looking for your dream home on the water? This might be it!
This classic, shingle-style Nauset Heights beach house called “North-by-Northeast” was designed by an award-winning architectural firm to take advantage of its incredible ocean and harbor views on Cape Cod.
The newly built home sits on over an acre of prime beachfront property and is on the market in Massachusetts for $9.25 million. Take a look and start dreaming…
A Cape Cod Beach House in Nauset Heights
The listing says:
Newly built stunning architectural masterpiece is the crown jewel of Nauset Heights. Built to capture breathtaking ocean and harbor views and receive the natural light at the most appropriate time of day. The ultimate Cape Cod Dream Home.
“Built by award-winning architects/builders Polhemus Savery DaSilva with inventive design and skillful craftsmanship including layered mill work, extensive moldings, artistically carved built-ins, are integrated throughout the home and create a high degree of originality yet achieve a casual elegance.”
Beautiful details are everywhere, starting with the front porch:
Inside the front door is the two-story entry hall:
Off the entry hall is a home office with built-in bookshelves:
I took some screenshots while watching the video tour that provided
better views of some of the rooms like this one:
The Great Room takes advantage of the beach views with a wall of windows:
I found additional photos of this house in Polhemus Savery DaSilva’s portfolio.
The kitchen keeps things simple with white cabinets, subway tile, and blue accents:
The kitchen has built-in banquette seating:
The views may be the star of this kitchen, but details like those coffered ceilings are standouts, too:
The architectural firm of Polhemus Savery DaSvila often designs unique details for their staircases like this:
The sunny view from the second-story landing:
The Nauset Heights beach house has 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, and 2 half baths.
This sunny corner is one of my favorite spots in the house:
But the turret-shaped porch that opens onto the patio is pretty fabulous, too:
The porch has a stone fireplace so you can sit outside longer on chilly nights.
The attention to detail extends even into the mudroom cubbies for coats and bags:
A large fire pit was built into the back patio that overlooks the beach:
The listing says, “Enjoy the ever changing water views from the amazing sunrises
to the lavish sunsets. You will never want to leave.”
The architect’s portfolio calls this house “North-by-Northeast” and says:
North-by-Northeast sits on a bluff at a point where the highland bends, creating a promontory from which much of the several square mile Nauset system can be seen, including Thoreau’s route north and the now underwater location of Fo’castle.
“Spectacular views spanning from northwest to southeast are possible from the site, although the bend in the shoreline creates a triangular lot with planning challenges.
“Turning challenges into design opportunities, a robust home was created that acts as a knuckle, maximizing frontage to the wrap-around view and taking full advantage of the high plateau above the beloved beach, dunes, marsh and ocean.”
“Few places elicit such strong feelings of being connected to nature as the experience of the Nauset beach, bluffs, dune and marsh system.
“In the first great written description of the peninsula, Cape Cod, the famous curmudgeon Thoreau described the stark beauty of the Nauset landscape, and the rugged houses and people who occupied it in the mid-19th Century.
“His walk through the Nauset Plains and along Nauset beach elicited some of his most evocative language. He may not have said it directly, but through his close attention to the surroundings and the phrases deployed on their behalf, he clearly loved the place.”
“Later, in the early 20th Century, another writer, Henry Beston, spent a couple of years of on-and-off living in Fo’castle, a 20’x16’ cottage that sat alone on the top of a dune deep within the system.
“From here he observed, felt, explored and documented with a naturalist’s curiosity and a poet’s voice. In his classic book, Outermost House, he memorialized the experience of living immersed in the context.”
“About twenty years later, Wyman Richardson wrote a third classic of Cape Cod literature, The House on Nauset Marsh, that helped propel the character of the area to almost mythical status.
“Such wide recognition of a special place within a special region helps us understand why a desire to build and live here today remains one of the most deeply held convictions of those who love the eastern shore of Cape Cod.” –Polhemus Savery DaSilva
The house almost seems to glow at night:
“Nauset Heights is an area along Nauset Beach and the National Seashore in East Orleans, Massachusetts, the outermost part of Cape Cod. Originally inhabited by the Nauset Indians, today Nauset Heights is home for more than 200 families, including summer residents and visitors from all over the world.”
“The shoreline changes every year and with every storm, but without foot prints or Jeep tracks,
the beach remains as unspoiled as it was 10,000 years ago.” –Nauset Heights
The 5,242 square-foot shingle-style house was built in 2016
and sits on an acre of prime beachfront property.
Want it? Check the listing held by the Alberti Team at Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty. You can also take the video tour and see more of the house in the architect/builder Polhemus Savery DaSilva’s portfolio (photography Brian Vanden Brink).