This timeless six-bedroom home offers two acres of landscaped grounds and every amenity for an easygoing year-round lifestyle.

Cape Cod is a place with such defined characteristics that someone instantly knows what you’re talking about even if they’ve never actually been. Just saying the words projects visions into people’s minds: images of seaside villages, magnificent beaches, iconic lighthouses, and sumptuous seafood specialties.

And if the Cape is its own universe, 87 Beach Road in Orleans—a coastal town situated right where the region begins its northward hook—is a divine world within it. For those seeking space to spread out, try on a near-8000-square-foot home for size. With so much room and, well, rooms to explore, you’ll find an alcove for every aspect of daily life.

Marvelous hardwood floors welcome you into the sky-high foyer, awash in natural light through numerous windows and doors. Directly ahead, a living room arranged between a fireplace and built-in bookshelves invites. However, even if the area is indeed ideal for living, do not linger long—possibilities are all around you. 

Wander over to the contemporary chef’s kitchen, adjacent to a charming breakfast nook. Take a different path around the corner to a wood-paneled library with enough shelving for everything from pop-up books to political memoirs. Three of seven plush ensuite bedrooms are on this ground floor, with the rest—including a primary suite with a private balcony—one level up.

While prospective homeowners have long coveted them, this home’s lower level ups the ante on what form the finished basement can take. Among other comforts, find a wine cellar, a sauna, and a home theater—all of which feel a bit ho-hum in the face of a personal two-lane bowling alley.

All that said, this impressive residence is just one grand facet of a veritable compound, totaling 10.1 majestic acres of land. And it’s the amenities found across that acreage that seal this property’s special status.

Without straying past the backyard, take a dip in a heated gunite pool or craft meals utilizing a fully equipped outdoor kitchen. Take advantage of tennis courts or a sand volleyball court to stay active. Work those creative muscles from inside a quaint artist’s studio. Hone the hue of your thumb into something more verdant in the greenhouse or gardens. Or simply take some time to breathe in a tranquil meditation area.

In total, the environment is perfect for year-round living. It’s private and sprawling but by no means stuck in the middle of nowhere. Should the outside world beckon, sandy beaches and a bustling small-town downtown are mere sea breezes away.

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