Imagine you have around $659,000 to spend on the Cape Cod pad of your dreams (oh, just pretend) and you've narrowed it down to two houses with swimming pools. How do you make up your mind? The answer is simple: you shove them into a virtual cage and let the Real Estate Deathmatch begin!
This week, the Lower Cape's Orleans and the Upper Cape's New Seabury face-off in a Real Estate Deathmatch pitting the 1860s against the 1980s; New England farmhouse against French Contemporary; and deeded pond access against amenities galore.
Address: 545 South Orleans Road, Orleans
Size:3BR, 2BA in 1,932 sq. ft.
Address: 7 Gleneagle Drive, New Seabury
Size:3BR, 2.5BA in 2,040 sq. ft.
The Skinny:Built in 1986, this Mike Jones French Contemporary in the resort community of New Seabury offers five rooms on .52 acres. "Very Large Country kitchen w/exposed beams, large center Island and new stainless steel appliances. Living room features hardwood flooring, brick wood burning fireplace and newly added wet bar with granite top and wine cooler. 3 bedrooms with first floor master suite. Perfect home for entertaining bringing the indoors out opening to your private spacious heated swimming pool surrounded by expansive decking. Newer outdoor shower and hot tub. Wonderful central location with short distance to private tennis courts, basketball court, and planned New fitness center. Less than one mile to Popponesset Marketplace and Private Beach/Cabana club." HOA fees are $48/month.