Look Inside A Gorgeous Cape Cod Mansion On Sale For The First Time In 80 Years

A stunning historical mansion in the Cape Cod region of Massachusetts has hit the real estate market for the first time since the '40s, reports the New York Post. According to the Compass listing, the house was built in 1939, and after over 80 years, it's ready for another well-funded prospective buyer. The mansion is listed with Compass for $16.5 million, and this is actually a discounted price!

The house went on the market in March of 2022 with an original asking price of $18.8 million, and after an unsuccessful three months on the market, the sellers lowered their asking price by $2.3 million in early June. The Massachusetts estate is named High Scatteree and sits on the shoreline of Pleasant Bay. While this is the home's first time on the market, it has had two owners, and the current ones purchased it from the original family. High Scatteree is a true architectural beauty, and you must see its interior and features. 

A look at the historic mansion

According to the Compass listing, this Cape Cod mansion is 2.05 acres, with 7,200 square feet of living space in the main estate alone. One of the listing agents told the New York Post that the mansion is very sought after for quite a few reasons. One is, of course, the luxuriousness of the home and property, which includes a large primary house and a two-bedroom guest house. There is also a rose garden, tennis court, an arboretum, a boathouse, private beach access for 500 feet, and a deep water dock that overlooks the Atlantic ocean, creating a stunning and nearly priceless sunset view in the evenings.

The other reason is the area, which is coveted due to how quiet it is. Not only that but there are tons of mature, decades-old foliage, trees, shrubs, etc., lining the property, making it private and isolated.

Inside High Scatteree

The waterfront mansion perfectly blends old and new elements, comprising many original structures, modern updates, and unique amenities. For example, the foyer has a timeless, early 20th-century design, a bay window with window seats, and original wood flooring, per Compass. However, the room is very bright, painted and wallpapered in various shades of white and cream, with light and contemporary touches.

The mansion also pays special attention to the oceanside views it boasts. The family room, which includes a living area, informal dining area, and kitchen, for example, has floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the breathtaking views of Pleasant Bay. Despite being a large mansion, there are many intimate, cozy rooms that don't feel too stiff or sterile. This room, for example, is a perfect blend of nautical and family oriented. But it is still expensive, with shiny dark wood planks that are both contemporary and in a beach house style — white walls, large engravings, and massive windows.

More of the waterfront estate

Not all of the rooms are as updated, though. Many of the mansion pays homage to their 40's origin with numerous antique sentiments in the décor. The formal dining room is an excellent example of this. The floors appear updated but still have a very antiquated, wide-planked, rustic look. The walls have the same white baseboards with white and gray wallpapering as the foyer. However, this modern update is contrasted heavily by the historical aspects of the room, mainly the more vintage furniture — farmhouse curtains, dining chairs, ornate gold detailing, etc.

The formal living and sitting room is the same way. There's a slightly outdated diamond patterned carpet on the floor, and the walls are rustic, with very light pink paneling. The furniture is also reminiscent of the mansion's build date. According to the Compass listing, the main estate on the exclusive waterfront property has a total of seven bedrooms, all of which follow the same pattern as the dining and sitting rooms.