On the market: Architect’s home blends in with Cape marshland

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The five-bedroom home overlooks marshland out to the sea in Sandwich. Nauset Media

It’s not hard to understand why noted Philadelphia architect Milton Schwartz designed his home to serve as a natural continuation of Cape Cod’s rustic beauty. Just take a look at the view.

Located in the town of Sandwich, Schwartz’s modern home overlooks a marsh out to Cape Cod Bay. Set on 3-plus acres of marshland, the five-bedroom, 3½-bath home has hit the market for $1,750,000.

“You can hear the waves and see the white foam of waves against the blue sky,” said Jack Cotton of Sotheby’s International Realty on Cape Cod, who represents the listing, 2a Georges Rock Road. “This is a cliche, but it really is at one with the environment.”

Composed of four modules that total 3,842 square feet, the home was completed in 1999 with silver-stained natural cedar siding, which is indigenous to Cape Cod marshes. The property is the embodiment of a simplistic natural landscape that seems to grow out of the land.

Step inside to the entry, which leads to the family room, or follow the winding wooden staircase up to the great room, which has a cathedral ceiling and tall windows. Sun pours in from the glass peak over the adjoining kitchen, dining, and music areas.

Directly off the great room is an enclosed porch facing the marsh and the ocean.

“On a warm summer night in the pouring rain, you can sit outside and hear the waves and wind,” Cotton said.

Back downstairs, the primary bedroom is bright and sunny, with a roomy deck of its own overlooking the marsh. The office, which could also serve as a bedroom, has a deck of its own as well.

In addition to the main house, there are three other modules: an attached art studio with a deck and its own entry; a guest house, which is a mirror image of the studio; and a storage facility for the home’s operating equipment.  The property comes with two solar energy setups: one for electricity, the other for hot water. There’s also a two-car covered parking space with overhead storage.

Outside, the waterside of the home is dotted with blueberry bushes. Follow the long dock through the marsh to the beach to enjoy the sun and sand.

“When you come in the driveway and walk up to the front door, you can feel your blood pressure lower. You can feel your breathing get more relaxed,” Cotton said. “You can feel peace.”

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