Few communities so thoroughly exemplify the timeless charm of Cape Cod as Centerville, a quiet village replete with picturesque New England sights. The peaceful residential neighborhoods are dotted with iconic church steeples, delightful early-20th-century shops, docks, and yacht clubs. Steps from grassy dunes, sandy beach, and the rolling waves of Centerville Harbor and Nantucket Sound, this classic multilevel oceanfront residence displays all the hallmarks of regional style—a shingled pitched roof, dormer windows, colorful shutters, beadboard paneling, storybook molding, and vintage-inspired windows—and offers 4,846 square feet of enchanting space crafted precisely and impeccably for living the consummate Cape Cod lifestyle.
Centerville, Massachusetts | Debra Caney, Sotheby’s International Realty – Osterville Brokerage
Photos of the interiors seem destined to appear on scores of “dream beach house” Pinterest boards. The easy, open layout of living room, dining room, and kitchen is perfectly apropos for easygoing waterfront ways, and many windows admit lovely light and offer picturesque views. A stone fireplace provides warmth and coastal character to the living room, which includes a windowed alcove intended for appreciation of the dreamy views. The classical dining room is equipped for meals large and small and gazes out toward the sound, while the impeccably outfitted kitchen encourages culinary pursuits and festive gatherings with its superior-caliber appliances, ample granite counter space, butcher-block-topped island with counter seating, custom cabinetry, whimsical diner-style banquette booth, eye-catching details, and bar area with wine chillers. Each of the four spacious bedroom suites is a restful retreat with a distinctive maritime aesthetic and views of treetops, water, and sky. Wrapped in windows, the primary suite enjoys a lighthouse-like panoramic outlook that includes sand and sea and encompasses a luxurious bath and a carpeted walk-in closet with a sunny window seat. Other welcome highlights include a gym, a single-car garage, central air conditioning, and an outdoor shower.
Outside the doors is an expansive oasis that begins with a wraparound patio. Beyond is a lush emerald lawn bounded by picket fence and manicured hedges; in one corner is space ideal for a garden, while in the other is a hot tub perfect for stargazing amid soothing ocean breezes. A boardwalk leads through native grasses to the alluring beach. Just across the road, the estate’s second parcel—a 0.43-acre waterfront lot—is home to a tennis court. A wood dock provides access to the Centerville River, which flows directly to the harbor, Nantucket Sound, and eventually Martha’s Vineyard, encouraging all manner of nautical escapades—which have always made Cape Cod one of the country’s most desirable destinations.