Today I toured three homes for sale in Harwich. The first home on the tour is located on Earle Road, just north of Lower County Road.
Earle Road Beach is less than one-half mile away, making this an ideal vacation home or investment property. How charming is this living area with original knotty pine paneling? Solid wood paneling like this is so expensive to install new, and in my opinion, defines classic Cape Cod style. I love it.
The kitchen is clean and shiny. I don't know about you but I'm ready to see brass again. The brass knobs are like jewelry on the cabinets.
Yup, that's a king sized bed. Not many older Cape homes can accommodate such a large mattress, but you can really spread out here.
This is the back yard with a side street that allows for additional parking for lots of your family and guests. Check out the pine needle yard. Talk about low maintenance. There is something about a continuous bed of pine needles that is au current. And environmentally friendly too.
Next up is a contemporary beauty on South Chatham Road.
You can get an idea of the scale of this place from my colleague and tour buddy Andy in the foreground. This place is all sunlight and view.
I wouldn't mind doing dishes in a kitchen that looks out at this. What do you think about the pine ceiling? I love the warmth of it. And it adds a texture that feels like a sun bonnet. The photo doesn't show the ocean beyond the marsh, but trust me, it's there.
This room is currently used as a studio by the owners, but Andy imagines a soaking tub. And who could blame him? The view of the scrub pine and oak forest in the back of the house is a natural for relaxation and privacy.
I had to bring you to the enormous second-floor deck for this view. There is nothing but privacy from here to the water, as the property goes all the way to the street at the marsh. OK, admit it, that view is a killer.
And now to the third and final home on our tour of Harwich today. Let's go to Skipper's Lane.
This sweetheart is three bedrooms and two bathrooms and it has a view of quiet little Paddock's Pond. Look at the light just streaming into this space, where the owners did a nice job with the decorating, didn't they? It's not easy to pull off a red living room but white bead board and a crisply painted fireplace balance the weight of the darker hue.
My goodness, can you imagine entering a home and seeing the living area and fireplace to the right, and this directly in front of you? The owners have their generously-sized dining table placed to full-advantage of the water on Paddock's Pond, but you could divide the space to include a table for four and upholstered seating too. There's a lot of potential for furniture arrangement in this expansive floor plan.
And I love that light streams in from two directions, insuring that on the cloudiest days, you won't need to turn lights on to find your way around.
One look at the yard before we go. Can you see yourself dozing in the hammock beyond? I can.
Thanks for joining me on the weekly tour. If you'd like to see these homes for yourself, let me know and I'll get you in.