Sandwich, MA, USA
28 Carleton Drive East
GORGEOUS shingle-style gem – a contemporary take on the ''architecture of the New England summer''--offers every possible amenity and luxury for full and active lifestyles. Set in Carleton Shores, an exclusive bayside neighborhood with rural ambience just north of historic Route 6A, this spectacular residence is versatile, comfortable and luxurious. Sequestered on a 4+-acre lot, the property offers unparalleled privacy, yet a quiet sense of community afforded by a beautiful association beach, tennis courts, and network of tree-lined streets. Just a few-minute walk to a pristine beach on Cape Cod Bay and a short jaunt to historic Sandwich Village, the property –only 60 miles to Boston, enjoys easy access to major highways, enabling a relaxed lifestyle in a desirable coastal community.A curving, tree-lined drive approaches this impressive home whose front facade features gambrel roofs, broad porch, stately columns, and whimsical "eyebrows" typical of the Shingle Style. An attached three-car garage with fourth bay is offset to the east. Towering trees, roses and hydrangeas surround the home while a verdant rear lawn--a fabulous venue for games of every sort imaginable (and prime location for pool, deck and cabana) --stretches to blueberry fields and conservation land beyond. Custom designed and impeccably crafted, the home is a warm, welcoming venue for family and friends. On three levels, the home offers spacious yet intimate living areas for dining, sleeping, exercise, games, media, study, and relaxation.With columns standing sentinel, a broad veranda welcomes the visitor into a grand foyer with crisp wainscoting, vaulted ceilings and a dramatic staircase. Main living areas emanate from this central space, offering a casual, easy flow. The heart of the home--a gourmet kitchen with top-drawer finishes, cabinetry and appliances--comfortably adjoins a great room accented by a natural stone hearth, and informal dining area opening to a terrace for alfresco dining and entertaining. A formal dining room with fireplace is adjacent to the great room while a combination pantry-laundry, powder room and mudroom connect with garage and porches. West of the foyer is a formal living room with expansive fireplace, custom built-ins, and elegant windows. A handsome library lined with beautifully milled bookshelves and cabinetry adjoins. Beyond, a first-floor master suite hosts generous bedroom with private terrace, vanity area, sumptuous bath and walk-in closet. Sleek hardwood floors are found throughout the first floor.The second level includes three spacious and sunny bedrooms, a fabulous billiards/media room, cozy sitting area, full bath, a music room opening to balcony overlooking rear lawn, as well as a widow's walk with peaks of Cape Cod Bay. The walk-out lower level, meanwhile, is all fun and games: a spacious game/arts/crafts room is a child's wonderland while the enormous, light-filled gym with integrated media room accommodates the older "kids;" a masterful bath with dressing area and walk-ins adjoin.The nearby coastline on stunning Cape Cod Bay is a mecca for recreation and relaxation. In addition to swimming and sunning, the beach accommodates a range of recreational activities, from four-wheeling, trail hiking, fishing, fat-tire biking and horseback riding to kayaking, canoeing, boating, rafting, floating, skim boarding, surfing, and kite surfing...with cookouts and bonfires great ways to close out the day. This "architecture of the New England Summer" is truly a home for all seasons.