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Superlative Cape Cod Estate That Doesn't Belong to a Mellon

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Location: Osterville, Mass.
Price: $17,000,000
The Skinny: When we last picked a waterfront estate in Osterville for House of the Day, it turned out the 26-acre compound was owned by none other than Bunny Mellon, the 101-year-old heiress, philanthropist, and somehow-reclusive socialite. That place was restrained, despite the acreage, and boasted gardens designed by the green-thumb owner herself. This one, not so much. Sure, there are just nine acres, but the house itself is a 13,800-square-foot shingled behemoth built in the 1880s, with ten bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. The $17M compound includes a guest house, caretaker's cottage, and a pavilion that encloses a generously-sized swimming pool. A dock accesses a sheltered body of water, but the barrier island makes for a shallow draft. Too bad, hedge funder, that huge yacht will have to go in the nearby marina.
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