2370 Herring Brook Rd, Eastham
There’s a kind of personal transformation that many people experience when crossing the Bourne or Sagamore Bridge. Anyone reading this probably knows exactly what I’m referring to: a lungful of salt air triggers an almost instant relaxation-response. The experience is so universal that years ago people began referring to cathartic bridge crossings as their ‘Cape Escape’. Today, the Cape Escape has taken on added significance, which brings me to 2370 Herring Brook Rd—an escape-worthy 3BR/1BA ranch that combines an authentic cottage experience with the viability of a year-round home. Set well back from HBR (45ft) and just .6 miles to Thumpertown Beach on quiet backroads (simply cross over to Western Ave), this recently freshened, cheerful cottage offers a number of noteworthy updates, including: new roof & gutters (2019); furnace (2017); hot water heater (2016). Upon entering guests are greeted by a surprisingly large (18x18) open concept kit/din/living area w/good natural light thanks to plenty of windows and its westward orientation. Its neutral but warm & inviting seascape color scheme and textured walls give it a relaxed, come-as-you-are quality. There’s a feeling of well-being that seems to emanate throughout the cottage, as though one can sense the joy it has brought over the years. An attractive kitchen with wood cabinets and new range & microwave (2019) is flanked by a convenient laundry, thus eliminating dangerous trips to darkened basements & ensuring that your swim trunks and beach towels are prepped & ready for tomorrow’s sunshine. The piece de resistance is a wonderful glassed/screened 3-season porch, which provides another large living area (10x20) as well as great visceral connection to the outdoors. Few cottages of its size offer this much living space. Three bedrooms fan outward from a central hall. Accordion-style closet doors play a clever space-saving role in these modestly sized rooms. A pleasant full bath is tiled and includes a tub & shower as well as an immaculate pedestal sink. The partial basement can be accessed from within and contains enough workspace for the tinkerer or DIYer. Radiant heat is serviced by LPG, but the updated furnace could be converted to NG. An enclosed outside shower provides the perfect ending to those long days beachside. A convenient storage shed is large enough to protect bicycles, lawn equipment and, of course, beach gear. The lightly wooded backyard even offers a measure of privacy from neighboring properties…From its generous living spaces & bright interior, to its thoughtful updates & convenient beach accessible location, 2370 HBR is a compelling property at a very attractive price-point…Happy house hunting!
NEW LISTING - Priced at $349,000