By Linde Hyder - Surround yourself in the storied history of a place where late 19th century politicians, artists and titans of industry established a summer playground for their families. Wind-swept sand dunes, rolling waves and gentle ocean breezes punctuate miles of pristine beaches. Grand estates grace the neighborhoods, while unique boutiques and eclectic eateries emphasize small-town charm.

This is the allure of Cape Cod. And, while there are several homes of notable distinction in the area, only one masterfully blends the original character of a bygone era with the advanced conveniences of the modern age.

Welcome to the Sea Goddess, a waterfront family compound unlike any other. Built in 1888 and lovingly restored in 2018 to the exacting standards of its current owners, the Sea Goddess reflects a deep appreciation for its historical significance while artistically incorporating the finest fixtures, finishes and systems available today. No expense was spared nor detail overlooked in the recreation of this quintessential Cape Cod estate.

Surrounded by rose gardens and lush green lawns, the 5, 593-square-foot Shingle-style manse is approached by a large motor court and charming portico. Beyond its architecturally distinguished façade, lies an interior plan that is warm and inviting. Captivating ocean vistas create an inspiring backdrop for friendly entertaining as well as family living, while extensive millwork, coffered ceilings, hand-painted speckled wood flooring, four fireplaces and Lutron lighting add style and comfort.

Primary spaces include elegant dining and living rooms, a cozy family room, enclosed porch and an expansive four-season room that will surely be the focal point of many gatherings with its panoramic views and welcoming ambiance. Guests flow easily outdoors, where a heated swimming pool, spa and numerous conversation areas overlooking the private beach provide endless hours of enjoyment.

The chef’s kitchen is fashionably arrayed with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf six-burner gas stove, a view-inspired dining nook and a wet bar with wine chiller, refrigerated drawers and a second Bosch dishwasher.

Private accommodations include a lavish master suite and three ensuite bedrooms on the second level, as well as three third-level bedrooms. Augmenting the main residence are a cabana and a two-car garage.

Robert B. Kinlin