6 lovely homes along the Massachusetts coast
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Shawkemo. Set on 3 acres on Nantucket Island, this four-bedroom house overlooks Nantucket Sound and the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. It has a living room with a fireplace, a master suite with cathedral ceilings and a balcony, and a mudroom, laundry, and hall shower for beachgoers.
Outside are a deck, screened porches, and a widow's walk with panoramic views. $4,995,000. Greg McKechnie, Great Point Properties/Christie's International Real Estate, (508) 228-2266.
Edgartown. Wind's Will is a pair of two-bedroom cottages, built in 1950 in this historic Martha's Vineyard town. The compound has a large stone fireplace, painted white interiors, a dining room with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, and a rooftop viewing platform.
The property includes 95 feet of frontage on Sengekontacket Pond, a private sandy beach, and a fire pit. $1,695,000. Sandpiper Realty/Luxury Portfolio International, (508) 627-3737.
Westport. Swans Way was built in 1966 on a 0.9-acre lot on Richmond Pond. The privately situated four-bedroom house with local beach rights has an open floor plan, two first-floor bedrooms, hardwood floors, a woodstove, and a backup generator.
Outside are a wraparound deck, hot tub, outdoor shower, and gardens. $1,395,000. Chan Lyell and LeAnne West, Gustave White/Sotheby's International Realty, (401) 935-6184.
Marblehead. Built in 1890 on a rocky bluff, this six-bedroom home offers expansive views of Boston's iconic lighthouse and South Shore. The house features a maple-paneled foyer, ornate wood-burning fireplaces, picture windows, a game room, and a third-floor turret deck overhanging the ocean.
Amenities include a two-car garage, a lower-level apartment with water views, and your own private beach. $2,995,000. Mindy McMahon, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, (617) 834-4439.
Provincetown. This Empire Victorian home stands on a corner lot on one of Cape Cod's most famous waterfront streets. Built in 1853 and remodeled in 1996, the six-bedroom, two-family dwelling retains its original pine floors and decorative elements.
The main area has a gourmet kitchen and a formal dining room; the second floor has a separate one-bedroom apartment. The lot features established gardens. $1,895,000. Thom Hochard and Larry Mahan, Robert Paul Properties, (508) 487-3020.
Marshfield. Part of the Ocean Bluff neighborhood, this ranch house looks across Cape Cod Bay to Provincetown. Built in 1946, the two-bedroom home has been updated with new paint, floors, and heating system.
The beamed-ceiling living room has a picture window and leads to a four-season porch and large deck — all with water views. $449,900. Robert Caldarola, Keller Williams, (781) 812-5754.