Year of construction 2006
Square feet 2,112
thermal baths 3 full
Taxes $11,149 (2022)
There’s a sign that says “Beach House” above this house’s fireplace, but you’ll know this modern cape overlooking Buzzards Bay is the real deal by the outdoor shower alone – a necessity when a private beach is seconds away. .
The 16-year-old West Island home has three levels: two upper floors for living and a lower level with separable walls in case of flooding. A wide terrace with a gazebo captures ocean views from this property, which shares the neighborhood with West Island State Reserve.
From the driveway, a wide staircase leads to the front door. Inside, the design pays homage to the home’s proximity to the ocean: pastel blue paint, white Nantucket bead paneling, and lots of sliders and windows, including a skylight in the lobby, that let in the sun.
To the left of the entry hall is a 480 square foot living room with a gas fireplace flanked by beach white shelving and built-in cabinetry. And just to the right of the cabinets is a white desk in the form of a table. But given its location, the chances of the work actually getting done seem slim: Directly in front of the desk is a window with a view of Buzzards Bay, and to the right is a slider to the aforementioned bridge.
The flooring in the main rooms on this level is reclaimed pine from a Vermont barn and the ceilings are dotted with recessed lighting.
The living room shares an open layout with the 243 square foot kitchen, where the granite countertop is shaped like a fish hook. The straight section runs along an exterior wall and includes a recessed sink under three large windows. The curved section is a peninsula that can accommodate four people.
A few steps from the sink is a long rectangular island with cabinets, a small sink, refrigerator, and a four-burner gas cooktop. Stainless steel appliances, including the main refrigerator and stacked ovens, are on the exterior wall. This end of the kitchen also offers a 124 square foot dining area, which is currently occupied by a white table for eight under a stunning Sputnik light fixture. It’s a sumptuously sunny space next to a slider on the deck.
Behind three-panel smoked glass rolling doors is the first-floor bedroom, where barnwood flooring, recessed lighting and Nantucket bead paneling continue. Here at the front of the house, the sun is no stranger: there are four windows in the 178 square foot space.
The full bathroom on this floor is at the end of a small hallway off the kitchen. First to the right, however, is a linen closet behind a white roll-up door, and to the left is a closet. The full bathroom has a single vanity with a granite counter resting on blond wood cabinets. The floor is ceramic and the shower is an insert.
From the hall, a wide stairwell where a nautical-style cable passes under wooden handrails leads to the top floor, which houses the master suite, the third bedroom and the last full bathroom.
The master suite takes up about half of this level. The bedroom measures 231 square feet and features a cathedral ceiling, recessed lighting, ceiling fan, two closets (including a walk-in closet), gas fireplace, carpeting, and window seat with sea view. bay.
Unwind after the day at the beach in the ensuite bathroom’s jetted tub, a hint of a figure eight in its shape. The bathroom also has a single vanity with a black granite counter that provides a nice juxtaposition to the white cabinets. The shower sits behind clear glass and features a white subway tile surround, green tile inlay, and matching floor. The floor of the rest of the bathroom, however, is ceramic tile.
The third bedroom measures 285 square feet and is currently equipped with a pair of bunk beds. There is carpet under the feet and a nook near one of these beds houses a desk area. There is also a closet, separate storage space and a window seat with a view of the bay.
The final bath comes with ceramic flooring, a shower insert and a single vanity with a granite countertop and white cabinetry.
The lower level contains a two-car garage and storage space for kayaks and other water-related gear.
The home, which sits on 0.72 acres, is being sold fully furnished.
Danielle Cyr-DeFrias of Howe Allen Realty in Fairhaven has the list. At press time, an offer had been accepted on the property.