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Restored Arts & Crafts on Falmouth's Racing Beach Asks $5.6M


An "Arts and Crafts treasure" on Falmouth's Racing Beach hit the market this week for $5,600,000. Not surprisingly, that hefty ask makes this 5BR, 4BA the fourth priciest single-family listing in town. The west-facing (hello, Buzzards Bay sunsets) 4,275 square footer sits on .76 acres and has been completely renovated and restored.

Per the listing, the spread has been the recipient of a few additions that might not please purists, but will probably help to lure in a buyer:

Built in 1937 by Harvard Prof. Rand, an authority on acoustics, the house was designed with a large atrium to permit his organ music to float over the water. This home was loved by several families, but it was the current owners who magnificently restored its original design, adding Arts and Crafts details, and enlarging the house, such as adding a fifth bedroom and new eat-in kitchen and enhancing outdoor living with an exterior dining area with fireplace, pool and patio with waterfall. Throughout this gracious home, C.H. Newton's renovations has refined this property with fine materials and architectural details.We're not sure how the neighbors and/or ocean life feel about the aquatic floating noise possibilities, but this place is rather lovely. Meanwhile, it looks as the property last changed hands back in October 1996 for $790,000, a whopping $4,810,000 jump in value. Hence, the brokerbabble concludes with, "List of improvements available."
· 103 Racing Beach Avenue, Falmouth [Zillow]