Oh, deer. It turns out that ski homes and New York City apartments aren't the only places to find members of the worldwide fraternity of taxidermy lovers. This recently listed Osterville property, known as "Salt Meadows," features its very own herd of decorative deer. In addition, just about every room in the 7,097-square-footer is graced with a flock of faux feathered friends. Wooden ducks aside, the 12 acre waterfront spread comes with "2000 feet of shoreline, a private island, wildlife and Southern exposure." Asking price for the "exceptionally crafted architectural masterpiece" is $3,600,000.
Too many details to list but here are a few highlights; there is a central 3 story octagonal tower, soaring ceilings, walls of glass with water views from every room, quarter sawn white oak floors, 3 floor to ceiling fieldstone fireplaces, impressive gourmet kitchen, octagon shaped dining room, sun-drenched living room with a 17 foot ceiling and french doors leading to an amazing screened in porch. Your choice of first and second floor master suites, private mahogany office/library, stunning bathrooms/dressing rooms, beautiful finish work on all three levels. And that is only the beginning... There is also a separate guest quarters with a kitchenette, two bedrooms, den and full bath. The landscape is amazing with gorgeous stone walls, patios, pillars and pergolas, covered balconies and porches, exquisite trees, shrubs, plantings, and pathways. The property also includes a koi pond and a 20'x40' heated pool with blue stone coping overlooking the cove.
· Listing: 1825 S County Road, Osterville [Zillow]
· Taxidermy archives [Curbed National]