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Osterville's Fox Island Hits the Market for $8,695,000

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Somewhat surprisingly, there are just 23 listings on Cape Cod asking more than $8 million. Not surprisingly, 13 of those pricey pads are in tony Osterville, including the newest high-priced homestead to hit the market, a private island estate asking $8,695,000.

Per the listing:

The serene and private 10-acre Fox Island estate offers panoramic views of North Bay and Dam Pond. Its nearly 6,000 sq. ft. Cape Cod-style home features distinctive fireplaces, a generous amount of windows and glass doors, and hand-hewn ceiling beams re-birthed from a decades-old barn. The master suite offers a spacious bedroom, sitting room, adjacent study and two luxurious bathrooms, while the country kitchen hosts top-of-the-line appliances, an over 100 sq. ft. pantry and a breakfast nook. The home also features a full basement and two bedroom guest apartment. Fox Island is accessed via a winding scenic causeway, providing an impressive approach to this tranquil estate. There is approximately 2,500 square feet of salt water frontage, including an estimated 400 feet of sandy beachfront on North Bay. A seasonal deep-water dock, sheltered in Dam Pond, provides immediate access to multiple Bays and Nantucket Sound.In addition to the estate, there's a nature preserve on the island, so minus a squawk, ribbit, and occasional splash, it's probably pretty quiet. According to The Wall Street Journal, the property is being sold by the estate of Carolyn Crossett Rowland, a philanthropist, photographer and heiress to a lumber fortune who died last year. Mrs. Rowland and her husband, George Rodman Rowland, purchased the island in 1973 for $400,000.
· Private Ten-Acre Island Estate [Sotheby's International Realty]
· Private Properties [The Wall Street Journal]