It used to be that ship captains would build large mansions with widow's walks so their wives could watch their ships return to port...or not. This Cape Cod estate, known as Masthead, does away with mere references to the voyage, by using the shape of a ship's hull for half the house. Built in 1898, the four-bedroom, three-bath house offers 4,900 square feet of living space, a converted barn, a carriage house, and an observation tower, all sited on 16 private acres in East Sandwich, Mass. The unorthodox design is currently asking $3.5M.
· East Sandwich Estate is Half Boat, Half Home, All Awesome [Realtor.com]