The tony summer resort community is isolated and private; it has a fascinating history but remains enigmatic to those oblivious to its entrance, found off Smith Neck Road, in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
A fortified gate monitored by security is a gentle notice for anyone who wishes to peer into the lifestyle of celebrities, old money, power-brokers, and Ivy leaguers—Nonquitt is closed.
A sensation of nostalgia welcomes the privileged who are allowed through its gates as they travel the small lanes and streets covered by canopies of shade laden trees and take in all this secretive ocean paradise reveals.
Families wander by foot or golf cart, the tennis courts busy, but never will the summer people be mistaken for the ritzy country-club types. It is evident they enjoy a “dressed-down” lifestyle and a carefree attitude.
The Paquachuck Inn has an illuminating history and is available for someone interested in carrying on its prominence in connecting the past, present, and future.
The word Paquachuck is translated to quahog and is steeped in Native American culture. Historical documents show that members of the Wampanoag tribe settled along the fertile banks and sparkling rivers of Westport due to suppression by colonists in Dartmouth. The displaced people made their way to Horseneck—a State Reservation and incredible beach; Coaksett, “Land on the other side of the little land,” now referred to as Acoaxet, and Noquochoke, “Land at the fork of the river.”
For a time in memoriam, people like Ponce de León braved the world’s oceans in search for the fountain of youth. They believed it was a body of water (river, spring, etc.) that had magical properties to slow the aging process and prevent sickness.
As we’ve matured in our understanding of the human body and sailed far beyond wooden ships in our technological capacity, we now search the world online for those miraculous properties in a tablet, capsule, or powder.
According to the latest market statistics, American consumers spent 61 percent more on beauty-related supplements in 2018 than they did the previous year—from $89 million to $144 million. This spike ranked the US first in growth in this category among seven nations with the highest anti-aging supplement sales for that year.1
While it’s easy to dismiss the notion of “anti-aging” products as snake oil and consumers as gullible, what does the research say?
Inventories Decline, Market Heats Up, Brokers Unable to Return Calls. These are a few of the headlines found by those searching for a primary or secondary home.
Of course, much depends on the location of interest; nevertheless, the escape from cities and highly dense populated areas are driving consumers to the pristine farms, fields, and villages of the SouthCoast and coastal Rhode Island.
It’s no surprise to the local real estate market, that as soon as choice properties are listed, and before they make it to Multiple Listing Service (MLS), full-price offers stream into brokers, sometimes causing a bidding frenzy from buyers around the country.
The best homes with exceptional amenities are not always visited by potential buyers. At specific price points, those having a serious interest in moving to the region aren’t focused on the current condition of their purchase. Instead, they’re interested in a property’s potential after renovations and improvements.
The SouthCoast attracts a diverse group of travelers from all parts of the country, as well as the world.
Due to its remarkable shoreline, proximity to exceptional clean waterways, majestic farms, and a little-known secret—the Elizabeth Islands—many flock to the area for a more bohemian type of vacation.
If you are looking for a relaxed but unique and distinctive day trip, leaving you with the feeling of adventure, the island of Cuttyhunk is a delightful alternative to the hustle of the Vineyard, Nantucket, or Block Island.
Because of the unfortunate and untimely arrival of the Coronavirus, we have begun to learn about social distancing, physical isolation, and—quite possibly—the need to retreat to a safe and secure location.
By following these steps, one can significantly lower the chances of contracting the modern-day plague while also offering a quick and easy means for mitigating contaminants.
Caravans of New Yorkers are headed to the Hamptons, for the reasons above, simultaneously, we’ve noticed an uptick—or at the very least, an earlier than usual arrival of homeowners to the hidden summer enclaves of the SouthCoast.
The timing is interesting and gives rise to the question, are homeowners seeing the value of owning along the coastline because it offers unique protection from high-density areas? Perhaps.
This transition makes sense because if you live in a populated urban location, your risk factor quadruples. The majority of cities don’t allow for six feet of space around an individual, so heading to such a beautiful place to be able to live freely is not only desirable but a wise decision.
Having an exclusive compound to escape doesn’t have to be a response to a pandemic; it is useful and serves a multitude of purposes. Primarily, it is an ideal environment to relax and enjoy summers and holidays and the shoulder-seasons with family and friends. Plus, having easy access to Buzzards Bay and a long list of sailing destinations of the northeast, the harbor of Padanarama is the perfect home base.
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Yes, indeed, this exceptional Rochester estate is not for everyone; but it is, by all measurements, a rare find in a country setting—on 8.75 acres—for the right family.
With an impressive tree-lined entrance, the drive onto the property instinctively creates anticipation. Upon arrival, its circular drive to the entrance and views of solid old-growth, which wraps the perimeter at a distance, enhances the provenance of the compound. The property is more beautiful than words and images can describe; its sphere has hosted grand wedding receptions, exclusive charity events, and was chosen as a set for a motion picture.
If there was a curated collection of the most dramatic and intriguing residences located on the coast of New England, this month’s reviewed home—perched high above the Slocum River in South Dartmouth, would lead the coveted list of premier properties.
The house, gardens, and multitude of decks and patios sit on 2.64 acres, far from activity, and offers a fine example of design and placement among the area’s natural beauty. Elevated to unimaginable heights, its position atop the remains of a primordial glacier is unnoticed by those who pass at sea level roadways on each side of the river.
Once discovered, a breathtaking gasp follows due to its exquisite example of modern living, with copious entertaining options inside and out. Calling it picture-perfect is not enough, the location has no viable substitute.
Possessing a striking combination of inspiring land and seascapes, this marvelous listing rivals countless others found within the luxury category of exceptional homes.
With a combination of a scenic drive obscured from sight at its entrance and waterfront access, the expansive parking area adjacent to the lookout point boasts a designer quality aesthetic found outside as well as when the doors are opened to the open floor plan which marries form and function.
Having a comfortable contemporary style, the home’s spaciousness is distinguished by unobstructed views found through a generous bank of clear glass windows running the length along with the first-floor interior. Always bright and cheerful, regardless of the skies, there is a degree of opulence surrounding the estate, assuring owners and guests never tire of the sweeping panoramic views and simplicity of the surroundings.
The home shows well with a living room, dining room, and updated kitchen melding into an unobtrusive floor plan designed around sophisticated living.
With a master bedroom suite accented with an incredible luxury bath—like no other—there are also two additional bedrooms, and a guest bath also found on the first level.
Above these amenities is an indoor stairwell leading to an observation room that offers tantalizing views and absolute privacy. Spacious, yet cozy, it could be utilized as an office, additional bedroom, or an indoor entertainment area.
Well planned, the multi-tiered decks are fitted within the naturally sloping banks of the river, keeping with the outdoor beauty of the landscape.
A real model of superlative living, the property is surrounded by acres upon acres of old-growth, which is home to an abundance of wildlife. Still, the location is minutes from the state’s most beautiful beaches, active harbors, and quaint villages, offering fine dining and shopping.
Of particular interest, the home is found minutes from the renowned and recently renovated, Davoll’s General Store at historic Russells Mills Village.
An absolute treasure, this rare opportunity doesn’t often become available. Easily described as a perfect summer retreat or year-round residence, the chance to wake up each day and feel like you’re on top of the world is a feeling that is not only possible but probable, once you visit and fall in love with everything 760B Rock O’Dundee Road, South Dartmouth offers.
This one-of-a-kind property is represented by Anne Whiting of Anne Whiting Real Estate, 253 Elm Street, South Dartmouth, MA. Offered at $1,195,000, an appointment to view the listing can be arranged by calling Anne at 508.999.1010 or 508.789.0892 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Bridget A. Teboh is brilliant; she is a delightful person, a respected scholar, is committed to the study of women and gender, and the education of all students.
A full professor of History at UMass-Dartmouth, she holds a Ph.D. from UCLA, a B.A. (combined honors) in English and French from the University of Cameroon, Yaounde, and a DUEF, (Diplôme Universitaire d’Etudes Françaises) from Université Lyon III Jean Moulin in France.
Dr. Teboh is an expert in African History, African-American Women’s History, Women’s and Gender Studies, and related subjects. She is a two-time awarded scholar of the Carnegie ADFP, an editor and author of more than 30 works. Other achievements include; the presentation of 65 professional papers at national and international conferences and has been featured on numerous radio and television programs.
We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Teboh as the fall semester was winding down. She was charming, enlightening, and knowledgeable about an array of topics, always able to look beyond the noise of controversy and get to the heart of the subject.
It is our pleasure to share our conversation with such an amazing woman.
By Peet Nourjian
We’re delighted to present a work by Peet Nourjian, a poet and play writer, who once made his home on the SouthCoast, now living in coastal Rhode Island.
The poem tells a whimsical tale—with a touch of suspense, of childhood spirit, and the complexities of a holiday that has thankfully survived modern-day scrutiny.
The author leads readers from a peaceful country meadow, through the gaslit streets of historic New Bedford, ending at the darkened wharves which berth whaling vessels housing sailors and mysterious characters, reminiscent of those found in Melville’s writings.
Never quite knowing what his next prose has in store, Nourjian’s subtle incantations create a joyous journey of twists and turns, causing tender reflection and an outpouring of emotions.
Old South Coast Christmas reveals deep sentiments, causing personal reflection on a ‘gift’ which should be delivered to everyone, not only on Christmas Day but all year long.
We wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas!
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