Listed: For $2.59 million, Falmouth home soaks up the pondside view

Buying Cape Cod
This single-family estate at 87 Atamannsit Road sits on 3.97 acres. Lukas Scott/Nauset Media

There are people who love to sit and relax and people who love to move. This property at the edge of Coonamessett Pond in East Falmouth accommodates both.

There are places to sit and admire the view — and to watch active friends and relatives enjoy the tennis and basketball courts or all the pond has to offer.

It is the first time in 80-plus years that this 3,680-square-foot home has hit the market, and although the house was built in 1920, it has undergone multiple renovations — the latest in 2020, according to the listing agents, Karen and John Burton of Sotheby’s International Realty. The asking price is $2,595,000.

The shingled single-family at 87 Atamannsit Road sits on 3.97 acres. It is on a private road, and the driveway ends in a circle that surrounds an island with a slate fountain imported from London. The home offers four bedrooms, three full baths, and three half baths.

All of the main areas have views of the water, according to the listing, but the stone wood-burning fireplace in the living room vies for attention. The space also features French doors that open into a sunroom with views of the water. The living room shares an open layout with a dining area that has three picture windows to take in that view and French doors to a deck. Recessed lighting casts a glow on the honey-colored fir floor throughout the dining and living areas, while beadboard adds visual interest.

The fir floor extends into a kitchen with recessed lighting, beadboard walls, granite countertops, white cabinetry, a gas stove, a stainless-steel double oven, a wet bar, and numerous windows. A butler’s pantry keeps everyday clutter at bay.

Two of the four bedrooms are on the first floor and share a bath with a tile floor, a tub/shower combination, and a single vanity. Both bedrooms have fir wood floors, walls clad in beadboard, and windows looking out to the front yard.

The first floor also boasts a sitting room and an office, the latter of which is accessible through a covered patio that connects it to the rest of the home. The office also has its own half bathroom, and another half bathroom can be found near the living room, kitchen, and butler’s pantry.  

Upstairs, the owner bedroom has fir wood floors, beadboard on the walls, a cathedral ceiling, a stone fireplace, and French doors to a deck. The en-suite bath comes with a fir wood floor, a standalone shower, a jetted bath with a three-piece faucet and a hand-held showerhead, and a vanity with two sinks.

A door leads to the family room, which also has access to the upper deck through its own set of French doors. Built-in bookshelves and cabinetry flank a window seat with views of the backyard.

A vestibule that connects the family room to the upper hallway features a built-in desk and drawers under a frameless mirror that takes up the entire wall space.

The other upstairs bedroom suite has wall-to-wall carpeting and a walk-in closet with custom-built cabinets. The adjoining bathroom offers a stone tile walk-in shower, an opaque glass window, a built-in bench, and a single vanity topped with granite. 

The finished basement is carpeted and lined with built-ins on two walls: cabinets, a TV nook, and bookshelves. A half bathroom and a laundry room with a washer, dryer, cedar cabinet, and sink complete this floor. 

The home is elegant within and without, but what makes it special are the views — views visitors can take in from both decks or through multiple picture windows, Karen Burton said. “The whole thing is so serene.” 

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