Mellon Estate

Featured Property – The Mellon Estate

Few people in the world have put together a global portfolio of properties as significant and well lauded as did philanthropist Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon. A horticulturist, gardener and art collector, one of the finest jewels in her portfolio was here on Cape Cod. Listed for public sale when Bunny was 101, the Mellon Estate is a truly timeless and classically Cape Cod property on the gated island paradise that is Oyster Harbors. The home is actually the focus of a 10-page feature in May’s House Beautiful highlighting its redecoration for the new owners by acclaimed Million Dollar Decorator star Kathryn M. Ireland, so be sure to pick up a copy.

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Known for her appreciation of privacy, you will feel like you are the only person in the world when on the Mellon Estate, surrounded by cultivated gardens and orchards, with views across the undeveloped conservation lands of Sampson’s Island, out to the deep blue waters of Nantucket Sound. The beautifully crafted main home offers over 7,000 square feet with 9 bedrooms, 9 full bathrooms and 2 additional bedrooms in the substantial staff quarters. Step outside and enjoy nearly 200 feet of shorefront, or spend your time exploring the acres of landscaped grounds. Never short of anything you could ask for, this 7-acre waterfront property features a tennis court, beach house, greenhouses, and dock.

While you may find it hard to tear yourself away from the estate itself, you will want to explore the charming village of Osterville just minutes away. Whether you want wood fired Pizza from Crisp, seared sea scallops from 5 Bays Bistro, or an afternoon of retail therapy at several of the towns charming boutiques, you will instantly fall in love with quaint village. While the property is a luxury, if you are looking to experience the best of Cape Cod, to create the quintessential summer vacation with memories to last a lifetime, a week or two here cannot be matched.

If you would like to learn more about renting this special property please contact Michelle Sylvia, by giving her a call at 508.648.2967, or stopping by our office at 867 Main Street, Osterville, MA 02655.