Named one of the 7 Great American Beach Towns by National Geographic, and a Cape Cod Top 10 by TripAdvisor, Orleans is a beautiful cross section of the Cape, stretching from the Bayside to the Seashore. Settled by Pilgrims in 1693 and incorporated in 1797, Orleans was named after Louis Phillippe II, the Duke of Orleans, in recognition of French support during the revolutionary war. Originally a center for fishing and whaling, with the introduction of the railroad, tourists began to flock to this lovely part of the Cape, and it has been a favored destination ever since. From the tidal pools of Skaket beach to the waves along Cape Cod’s National Seashore, Orleans is the perfect place for this week’s featured property.
An architectural masterpiece, this Orleans landmark home, is privately set near the water, offering panoramic views of Nauset Harbor and the outer beaches from every room. Surrounded by lush gardens, and graced with oversized decks and water views, the sounds of nature abound. The outdoor pool is perfect for an early morning swim, or entertaining guests in the cabana.
The open floor plan is superbly spacious. Step into the foyer, which leads to the great room, followed by a large dining room, and generous screened porch. Sunlight streams through immense windows bathing the home in warm, bright light. Balconies from the second floor provide a perfect view of the magnificent first floor and its picture windows to the outside.
The well-appointed kitchen is just steps from the pool, allowing delicacies to fly out to the entertaining cabana, giving the lucky chef a chance to join the fun. For indoor meals, a comfortable breakfast nook is perfect for early risers to enjoy a cup of coffee before a leisurely day by the pool, or an energetic swim in the sea. For more formal meals, the large dining room provides the perfect sea view by which to enjoy delicious meals and conversation.
With five bedrooms to choose from, four with en suite full baths, the end of the day can be just as pleasant as the beginning. The first floor master suite bath includes a double vanity, and a walk in closet, for easy outfit selection, and a quick trip to the outdoor decks.
This breathtaking Orleans home was recently reduced in price by three quarters of a million dollars and the owners are extremely motivated to sell! To learn more, please contact Tony Guthrie at 508-246-3236 or Sharon Mabile at 508-776-4645.