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995 Sea View AvenueBarnstable, MA 02655MLS Number 21807495

  • Price: $9,199,000The price has recently decreased
  • Est. Mortgage of $/month
  • 177 Days on Market
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Federal 30-year interest rate: 4.31% last updated on 2019-03-14

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  • 4Bedrooms
  • 4Bathroom
  • 1.06Acreage
  • 5354Square Feet

Taking its name from the Italian expression for blissful relaxation, Far Niente is a rare Cape Cod retreat offering unparalleled views. Designed by lauded architect Royal Barry Wills, the four-bedroom home was is filled with classical New England charm--from wainscoting and crown molding to hardwood floors and eye-catching archways--and offers a light-filled living room with a fireplace and built-in bookshelves; a formal dining room; a modern kitchen with high-caliber appliances, an island, generous cabinets, and an adjoining den; a wraparound veranda; and a generous brick patio. The master bedroom includes a private deck. A family room with a full bath is tucked above the two-car garage. The 1.06-acre property includes 300 feet of frontage on Cape Cod, a serene beach, and a deepwater dock. Taking its name from the Italian colloquial expression for blissful relaxation, the estate known as Far Niente is a rare retreat on the water in Cape Cod, offering views unparalleled elsewhere on that rarified peninsula. Epitomizing the elegance and charm of New England, the four-bedroom home was designed by American architectural firm of Royal Barry Wills, lauded for their mastery of the Cape Cod–style home. Lovingly maintained, it boasts superior-quality construction, a pitched gabled roofline with timeless shingles, two stately chimneys, whimsical oval windows, and other hallmarks and embellishments of the region's quintessential style. The 5,900-square-foot residence is filled with classical features, from wainscoting and crown molding to warmly hued hardwood floors and a delightful stairway with spindle balusters, newel posts, and finials. Nearly every major room is introduced by an eye-catching archway, and while ceilings soar to airy heights, the ambience is warm, comfortable, and inviting. The light-filled living room features a fireplace, built-in bookshelves, and a sitting nook in a windowed bay; in an ideal configuration for elegant entertaining, the formal dining room adjoins. The home offers additional space for living, entertaining, and relaxing on an enchanting covered wraparound porch and a generous brick patio. The kitchen includes high-caliber appliances, an island, generous cabinets, and an adjoining family room. On the upper level, three bedrooms feature sitting areas, and the master bedroom includes a private rooftop deck designed for appreciation of the enviable views. A family room with a full bath is tucked above the two-car garage. The location, on desirable Sea View Avenue, is both quiet and coveted. The 1.06-acre property encompasses 300 feet of frontage on Cape Cod along with a serene sandy beach and a deepwater dock—the ideal setting for appreciating sunsets and watching majestic seagoing vessels sail by.

Listed by John A Largay, Jr of Sotheby's International Realty

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  • GarageYes


  • Year Built1996
  • Year Built DescriptionActual
  • Bathroom4
  • Bathrooms4
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Bedrooms4
  • Number of Fireplaces4
  • Total Rooms10
  • Stories1
  • FoundationSlab
  • Square Feet5354
  • BasementYes
  • Basement DescriptionPartial
  • Lead PaintUnknown
  • SQFT Source DisplayField Card
  • Separate Living QtrsYes


  • PoolNo


  • Number of Photos23
  • Last Picture Change Date2018-10-01T12:46:02

Basic Information

  • StatusACT
  • Property TypeA
  • Property Subtype 1Single Family Residence
  • List Price$9,199,000
  • MLS Number21807495


  • Acreage1.06
  • TownBarnstable
  • Lot Size SourceField Card
  • Lot Size Square Feet46174
  • Flood ZoneUnknown
  • Street DescriptionPaved
  • Number of Cars2
  • RenovatedNo


  • Exterior Features
    • Deck
    • Garden
    • Outdoor Shower
    • Patio
    • Porch
    • Yard
  • Roof DescriptionPitched, Shingle
  • Property StyleShingle
  • Siding DescriptionShingle


  • Total Assessments$2,555,080
  • Improvement Assessment$295,480
  • Land Assessments$2,259,600


  • Modification Date2019-02-19T13:47:32
  • Original Price$9,199,000
  • Year RoundYes
  • Title Reference BookC194129
  • Publish to Internet1
  • IrregularYes
  • DOM148
  • Special List CondStandard
  • Date Listed09/24/2018
  • View Count164


  • Building Number995
  • Unit Number
  • StreetSea View
  • Street SuffixAvenue
  • LocationDescriptionSouth of Route 28
  • VillageOsterville
  • StateMA
  • Zip02655
  • CountyBarnstable
  • Street Direction
  • Directions to PropertySea View Avenue to end. Take a left. #995
  • School DistrictBarnstable


  • FireplaceYes


  • Heat SystemForced Hot Air, Forced Hot Water
  • Hot Water Water HeatTankless
  • CoolingCentral Air
  • Fuel TypeNatural Gas

Water Body

  • WaterfrontYes
  • Water Body TypeBeach, Deep Water Access, Nantucket Sound, Ocean, Salt
  • Water ViewYes
  • Miles to Beach0 - .1
  • Beach DescriptionOcean
  • Water AccessPrivate
  • DockYes

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