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Five Cape & Island Towns, Five Homes Over 8,000 Sq. Ft.

Every Week, Curbed Comparisons breaks down what you can get at the same price point, style or size in five different Cape and Islands neighborhoods. This week, livin' large in properties with over 8,000 square feet.

Let's begin in Osterville, at 132 S Bay Road, with a 10,155 sq. ft. custom home built in 2001. Located on Little Island, the waterfront residence overlooks West Bay and Nantucket Sound with approximately 212 feet of beach frontage. The property includes a dock, elevator, indoor pool, tennis court, gourmet kitchen, catering kitchen, first floor master, and separate guest apartment over the garage. The 2.02 acre estate hit the market in May with an asking price of $9,950,000.

· Listing: 132 S Bay Road, Osterville [Zillow]
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Over in Marstons Mills, at 396 Baxter's Neck Road, we find a 8,780 sq. ft. contemporary Cape built in 1989. Designed by A.E. Ferragano, the waterfront residence includes 70 ft. of decking, a 50 ft. indoor pool with hot tub, a billiard room, two double-sided fireplaces, and "spectacular views of Prince Cove." The 1.61 acre property has room for a tennis court and includes a deep water dock with Nantucket Sound access. First listed in February 2011 for $4M, three pricechops have brought the listing down to the current ask of $3,195,000.

· Listing: 396 Baxter's Neck Road, Marstons Mills [Sotheby's International Realty via Zillow]
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Over on Nantucket, at 1 Pochick Avenue, we find a 15,074 sq. ft. compound on 5.66 acres. The property includes a six bedroom main house, a cabana house with outdoor kitchen, a carriage house, a barn with a commercial kitchen, and a five bedroom guest house. Outside, there's an infinity pool, par-three golf course, an enclosed vegetable garden and a formal english garden. As for the basement of the main house, we'll let the brokerbabble do the talking:
The lower level of the main house features a billiard/game room, a state-of-the-art theater (the entry is lined with cases for movie posters), seating for 25 people (including 14 leather recliners) candy counter and powder room, a TV lounge with a built-in flat screen, a fully-equipped kitchenette with a mahogany bar and the original range from the Club Car restaurant, a sunken wine "grotto" with a rustic, reclaimed brick floor, copper sink and decoratively-painted ceiling, an exercise room and one full bath. The 30 room Surfside property also includes views of Town and Nantucket's south shore coastline. Yours for $8,975,000.

· Listing 1 Pochick Avenue, Nantucket [Maury People Sotheby's International Realty via J Pepper Frazier Company]
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In Woods Hole, at 43 Church Street, we find a 15,078 sq. ft. waterfront compound known as "Fairview." According to the brokerbabble, this place is "is one of the most spectacular properties in Woods Hole and arguably on the whole east coast." The 7.49 acre property includes 890 feet of frontage on Little Harbor as well as views of Vineyard Sound and the Elizabeth Islands. The compound includes a circa 1918 shingle-style main house "ready for a major make-over," a renovated three bedroom guest cottage, a renovated three bedroom carriage house, a boathouse, two additional cottages, and a greenhouse. Outside, there are also formal gardens and a small sandy beach. The property last changed hands in 2005 for $8M and hit the market in October 2010 asking $14M. Two years later and zero pricechops keep the asking price there.

· Listing: 43 Church Street, Woods Hole [Zillow]
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Finally to East Falmouth, at 102 Highwood Lane, where we find a 8,657 sq. ft. "special home" built in 2005. Located in Ballymeade, there are views of the western coast of Falmouth, Buzzards Bay, the Islands and up to the Canal. The four bedroom, six bath residence on .67 acres was first listed in June 2008 for $5.8M. A May 2011 pricechop brought the ask down 44.8 percent, to $3.2M. The listing price was again chopped in April of this year, where it remains at $2,750,000.

· Listing: 102 Highwood Lane, East Falmouth [Zillow]
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