Not surprisingly, Cape Cod's new most expensive home sale is located in the ultra-tony village of Osterville.
Also not surprising, the sale of 52 Ship's Eagle Lane was handled by luxury listing super agent Jack Cotton, Jr. of Sotheby's International Realty. As for the blockbuster sales price, it was - wait for it - a whopping $13,200,000. According to public records, the sellers, Charles F. and Deborah J. Doe, paid $6,000,000 for the the waterfront compound back in 2002. (It seems likely that he's the son of the philanthropist and founder of the local Ninety Nine restaurant chain, Charlie Doe, who died in 2006.) The buyer is listed as Patrick J. MeLampy, a founder of the Bedford-based networking hardware company Acme Packet, and the Ship's Eagle Lane Trust. MeLampy handed over eight figures to the Doe's on October 22, making this not only Cape Cod's most expensive sale of 2014 (so far), but one of the priciest pads to sell in all of Massachusetts this year. So there's that. Meanwhile, here's how the listing summed up the swanky spread:
From its stone pillared front gate welcoming one to seven acres of waterfront privacy, to its private deep water dock and more than two additional acres of sandy beachfront on Nantucket Sound, this extraordinary 1880's-era manor provides all the comforts and amenities one would expect from a modern day world-class estate, while preserving the charm of yesteryear. The magnificent three-story main residence has been maintained in its classic Cape Cod shingle style and is accompanied by a spacious guest house, caretaker's cottage and impressive pool pavilion. Altogether, over nine prized acres and approximately 17,000 square feet of living and enclosed recreation space in four structures comprise the compound.· Listing: 52 Ship's Eagle Lane, Osterville [Sotheby's International Realty Cape Cod]