When asked about her favorite feature at 1 Rebecca Road in Harwich, real estate agent Brianna Bourque answers immediately.
“Definitely the immaculate landscaping. The yard is breathtaking,” she says. “There are hydrangeas around the perimeter of the back yard,” Bourque says, noting how the lawn is professionally mowed each week and groomed with the striping one sees in professional baseball parks.
“In the back yard, there is a heated saltwater swimming pool, a pool bar, a sound system that plays inside and out, an outdoor kitchen with a stone-encased oven and a grill with a granite top, a refrigerator and sink.
“This house was obviously built by someone who enjoys entertaining.”
The home, on a cul de sac, is listed at $995,000.
Feel like a stroll after dinner? The 1.87-acre parcel borders the Herring River, with a path that leads right down to it. Conservation lands surround the private lot.
Like the outdoor kitchen, the house, built in 2009 and designed by the family who has owned it ever since, is fancy without being formal.
The kitchen, with an island, black tile flooring and black granite countertops, flows into a dining room. Sliders lead out to the backyard, which also has an in-ground firepit.
Walk out of the kitchen (with its honey oak cabinets) to the primary bedroom, a large room with four windows to bring in light and glimpses of the landscaping. There is a walk-in closet and en suite full bath.
Down a short hallway with hardwood floors is the living room/family room open-concept space with a gas fireplace.
“In the living room, there is a skylight and a cathedral ceiling with exposed beams painted in a coastal gray color,” says Bourque, a real estate agent with Sotheby’s International Realty in Osterville. “Gray is such an in-style color right now. Everybody is changing their cabinets to gray.”
Beyond the living room/family room is a mudroom with a door leading out to the two-car garage and another full bath with laundry machines. Downstairs is a basement with one additional finished room, according to the listing from MLS.
The wooden stairs to the second floor are the same honey color of the kitchen cabinets. Upstairs are two generously sized bedrooms and an in-law suite with a large bedroom, kitchenette and the house’s fourth bath. The suite has an entrance/exit inside the home and also outside via a flight of wooden stairs leading to the backyard.
“There is an outdoor shower back there as well,” Bourque says.
And when the hydrangeas are in bloom, it will feel as if Mother Nature has decorated with abandon.
About this house
LOCATION: 1 Rebecca Road, Harwich
YEAR BUILT: 2009
SQUARE FEET: 2,251
LOT SIZE: 81,457 square feet
AMENITIES: Outdoor shower, outdoor kitchen, river frontage, in-law suite
Utilities: Natural gas forced hot air, central air for cooling, town water, private sewer
ANNUAL TAXES: $5,112
LIST PRICE: $995,000
PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT: $442.03
CONTACT: Brianna Bourque, Sotheby’s International Realty, 851 Main St., Osterville, 508-776-8091, [email protected]