44 Water St., Sandwich
Year built: Circa 1690
Square feet: 3,106
Baths; 4 full
Taxes: $7,147 (2020)
Originally aloof a two-room Cape with a axial chase and a attic congenital for face Nathan Tobey in the backward 17th century, this 330-year-old Aboriginal Period home is a modern-day winner, almsman of the town’s 2019 Historic Canning Award. The home dates to almost 1682; it was congenital in alertness for Tobey’s alliance to Mary Sargent and ancestral to him in 1710 aloft his father’s death.
Under the accurate administration of the assorted owners in the centuries that followed, this Cape Cod home was abundantly broadcast to eight apartment and four bathrooms. It has developed wings in the centuries aback it was aboriginal built, and buyer Janet Chakarian, who accustomed the canning honor, adapted it. The boondocks accustomed “Chakarian and her aggregation for removing advance acrylic from all of the walls and floors, absolute the balmy afterglow of the aboriginal oak and ache flooring.” She additionally repaired, rather than replaced, the windows.
Clustered off the advanced anteroom are the living, family, and dining rooms, and in the anteroom off the dining room, there is a abounding ablution with the laundry and again a absolutely adapted kitchen, a applicant pantry, and a bedchamber acclimated as a den. Off the ancestors room, a baby amplitude accustomed in Aboriginal Period homes as the “birthing room” could be acclimated as a home office, according to Chakarian.
The active allowance appearance apparent copse beams evocative of the ribs of a clipper ship, wide-plank copse flooring, several windows overlooking the backyard, and a wood-burning wide-hearth broiler with a beehive oven that’s aboriginal to the abode — one of bristles fireplaces in the home. The beam is aloof 6 anxiety high.
The allowance flows into a dining allowance that offers apparent beams and a replica of an aged chandelier.
A alley off the dining allowance leads to a abounding ablution — with a black-and white octagon bowl asphalt floor, board-and-batten wainscoting, a ceramics basement sink, and a battery with a clear-glass aperture and a alms asphalt beleaguer — and again the eat-in kitchen.
The kitchen was adapted in 2017 with the accession of new white copse cabinets (some with bottle fronts), granite counters, stainless-steel appliances, recessed lighting, and an island with basement on three abandon and a bake on the fourth. The wide-plank ache floors are aboriginal to the kitchen. There is a abdomen off the kitchen and a bedchamber with dejected bead-board walls that is acclimated as a den.
The ancestors allowance can be accomplished via the dining allowance or the advanced hall. It has apparent beams, French doors to the bean patio and backyard, congenital bookcases, and a fireplace.
The additional attic of this home consists of two wings. The one that starts anon aloft the advanced aperture contains the owner’s bedroom, which is about 170 aboveboard anxiety and appearance wide-plank flooring, a fireplace, and apparent beams corrective a abatement white. The additional bedroom, beyond the hall, is almost 145 aboveboard feet. It is corrective a ablaze blush and has a fireplace. These two bedrooms, with their Federal-style fireplaces, are believed to be mid-18th-century additions.
The abounding bathrooms on this akin accept been adapted and are aback to back: One is corrective dejected and white and has a battery with a clear-glass aperture and a white ceramics basement sink, while the added offers blooming and white walls and a mid-century ceramics basement bore and tub. Both are green. The attic in anniversary is a weaved arrangement of white and agnate irised dejected or blooming bowl tiles.
The final bedchamber is aloft the kitchen and overlooks the backyard. It comes with transom windows on one ancillary and its own ablution consisting of an aged tub, a corrective wood-plank floor, and a white ceramics bore on metal legs.
This attic additionally offers a baby front-facing allowance abutting the owner’s allowance (currently acclimated as a toddler bedroom) and addition backyard-facing baby allowance abutting the blush bedchamber that could be acclimated as a bathrobe room.
The basement is unfinished. The abode sits on a bean foundation on a 1.06-acre lot amidst by bean walls and includes a clandestine pond.
The home is listed on the Massachusetts Historical Commission’s Inventory of Historic Assets of the Commonwealth and as a anatomy of acceptation in the Boondocks Anteroom Aboveboard Historic District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places nominations for Massachusetts.
Tori Harrison of Sotheby’s International Real Estate in Osterville has the listing. As of columnist time, an action had been accustomed on the property.
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