There's nothing like a summer afternoon idled away daydreaming, perhaps imagining an affordable Cape Cod home with a bucolic view and the ocean within walking distance. Well, wake up and smell the sea: Here's a nice getaway without getting away from the fact that you aren't a one-per-center.
Built in 1965 and set in New Seabury's Stendahl Village complex, this affordable condominium's design gives a modern twist to the standard Cape aesthetic. It sits on Dean's Pond for year-round tranquil nature views. Popponesset Spit is an easy mile or so walk along Shore Road, and many side roads go directly to Popponesset Beach. There's something else close by that many Capers seek out: great lobster rolls!
"This is a pretty special little escape, steps to the Popponesset Marketplace, which has the best lobster rolls on Cape Cod," says listing agent Deborah Schilling. "It's near to little shops and quirky boutiques, dining at Popponesset Inn, and beach walking and swimming are close by."
The condo was switched from a two-bedroom to just a single and the space was used to open up the living and dining area.
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"It can convert back to two-bedroom if desired," says Schilling. "But this open plan maximizes space and light."
Other recent renovations include a remodeled kitchen and the addition of a relaxing soaking tub in the bathroom. The only drawback might be this home's compact size, but the open loft area is easily used for storage or added sleeping space.
"There are lots of multi-million dollar glamorous homes, and they are wonderful, too," says Schilling. "But this offers a unique entry point for a more modest budget."
251 Shore Drive, Unit C2, New Seabury, MA
Listing price: $199,900
Listing agent: Deborah Schilling, RE/MAX Classic,
528 square foot, one-bed, one-bath condo with hardwood floors, granite counters in kitchen and bath, washer-dryer and dual fuel stove Monthly condo fee: $350, includes gas for heat and hot water, exterior repairs, driveway/access maintenance, septic system maintenance