The Boat House in East Sandwich, Massachusetts is one of a kind.
Architect and dance instructor John H. Foster built the main part of the home in 1898 and its Spanish galleon-inspired addition in 1917.
You can’t actually see the boat part from the entrance, keeping the $3.5 million estate looking seemingly normal on approach. The main house offers 4,900-square-feet of living space and is part of a 16-acre estate that includes 5 buildings total.
Known simply as “Masthead“, the nautically-themed home joins five buildings on the premises, including a converted barn, carriage house and an assortment of smaller sheds.
The main house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms and 8 fireplaces. Besides its eclectic exterior design, interior highlights include original and intricately detailed woodwork, an artist studio and a billiard room. Last, but certainly not least, there is a standalone watchtower adjacent to the main house that offers views of Cape Cod Bay and extend as far as the Atlantic.
The Boat House
36 Spring Hill Rd
East Sandwich, MA 02537