Kelly Garrity – Boston.com reporter
November 17, 2021 2:45 pm
Chatham is no stranger to multimillion-dollar sales, but this 6.65-acre estate at 300 Stage Neck Road has brought things to a new level.
The property sold for $15,000,000 on October 28, making it the most expensive sale the city has ever seen, according to listing agent Brian Dougherty of Compass. The waterfront property broke the previous record: $14,750,000 for the six-bedroom, 10-bathroom home at 97 Telebee Run Street, which sold in December 2018.
The Stage Neck Road Hotel has eight bedrooms (two of which are in the guest house), seven full bathrooms, three half bathrooms, and 1,200 feet of private shoreline along the Oyster Pond. For anyone wanting to snorkel without going to the water’s edge, Dougherty said, the house has a heated infinity pool that has long been the envy of passing sailors.
“A lot of people over the years have liked this house from the water because of the boat traffic,” he said. “And on the other side of that, the owners have always enjoyed being in that pool and looking out over the water to watch this parade of boats. It’s almost constant in the summer.”
Dougherty said the backyard is also home to a raised hot tub that overflows into a stream that funnels water into the pool. There is also an outdoor kitchen with a six-burner grill, gas pit, cabana with full bathroom, changing room and outdoor shower.
Inside, the living room and dining room share an open plan, with antique pine floors, a coffered ceiling, and fireplaces (two of the property’s seven) on opposite walls set up to burn gas and wood. Sliding glass door panels make up most of the space on the far wall and provide a view of the water.
Through the entrance, the sitting room offers equally stunning views through a set of arched windows. This room shares an open floor plan with the kitchen, which features wood floors and granite countertops, a gas stove, double oven, and an island complete with sink. There’s another fireplace in this room, and an antique butcher block at the end of the island.
Dougherty said the house also has a bar room with a wet bar, an ice machine, and a wine cooler. The pocket door conceals a set of shelves for storing liquor. With its wooden walls and floors, said Dougherty, “it feels like an original, old, English, bistro.” “It’s really cozy in the off season, a nice weekend in the fall.”
The “graph room,” as the sellers called it, is also located on the first floor. One of the walls, Dougherty said, is decorated with maps and nautical maps of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. The room has wooden walls and floors, a fireplace and glass doors to the balcony. Vendors are leaving the telescope with the room.
A spiral staircase leads to the second floor where the owner’s bedroom is located. The room has parquet floors, window seats along two opposite walls, sliding glass doors to the balcony, and an en suite bathroom. Dougherty said the bathroom floors and counters are marble, and the room includes a stand-alone shower with jets and steam, as well as a bathtub under a set of three west-facing windows, letting users enjoy the sunset. Dougherty said bathroom floors throughout the house are warmed by radiant heat.
Downstairs, Dougherty said, there’s a wine cellar and a room with a home theater and pool table.
The garage outside the gravel driveway can accommodate at least three cars. Sellers used the space above the garage as a bunk room, with enough space for at least eight beds.
Although the home is packed with amenities, Dougherty said he believed the special location was the main attraction for buyers. “We’ve had phone calls from eligible buyers across the country, and they’re not usually from Chatham, Cape Cod, buyers,” Dougherty said. “At the end of the day, everyone seemed ready for the privacy of being in this special home and feeling like you’d been cut off from the world once you arrived.”
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