The most luxurious homes in today’s real estate market are also the most desirable; buyers demand prestige, premium amenities, seaside locations, and above all—privacy.
For these reasons, 19 High Ridge Drive, nestled on the grounds of the Bay Club in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, will appeal to the most sophisticated families who value their time together and the pleasure that comes with watching their children and grandchildren grow and prosper.
The large weather-worn tower has stood watch over the oceanfront park in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, for over 183 years. A busy boat-building harbor town during the first part of the 19th century, in 1835, John Quincy Adams brought an idea to the US Congress; to build a lighthouse at Ned’s Point.
Leonard Hammond—a local contractor—was selected to construct a 35 foot stone structure (using stone from the shoreline and granite from a local quarry—and was later enlarged to 39 feet high), along with an oil house, lighthouse keeper’s residence, and barn. The project was not Hammond’s first effort, nor his last; before Ned’s Point Light, he and his crew built the ever-popular Gay Head Light on Martha’s Vineyard, later to sail to the Gulf of Mexico and erect two more navigational structures.
Have you noticed the faces of children during their first pony ride at a birthday party or the fairgrounds? For many, it is one of two possible experiences; the joy and laughter of excitement or absolute terror followed by tears. Unfortunately, the latter could have been avoided if parents slowly introduced their children to what must appear as a strange and scary animal with unfamiliar characteristics. It is sad to think that some people will never enjoy the pleasure of equestrian sports due to negative encounters when young.
For kids comfortable in the saddle, their development and personalities often mature more quickly becauseof the special bond between them and their steed.
There are many important reasons to introduce and encourage children to become familiar with horses and the wide variety of sporting specialties.
It is not a location for everyone, but most who arrive on the small and quaint island of Cuttyhunk will understand why people from around the country find it to be a treasured place to call home, either all year long or for the summer season.
High, atop a hill—facing the mainland, a rare opportunity to own a turn-key home with the most dramatic view imaginable, awaits a buyer who wants a sense of community and privacy simultaneously.
A walk or golf cart ride to greet the ferry, or a side trip to the docks where fresh seafood, sweets, and other delights can be found, will end up becoming a social event almost anytime during the day or evening.
n 1620, the Pilgrims, a name later associated with travelers to the New World, made their way across the Atlantic Ocean for religious freedom and a chance to rule themselves. With them were merchant families seeking commercial opportunities in an unexplored land.
Attempting to reach the mouth of the Hudson River, they quickly realized they had drifted hundreds of miles off-course, landing at a place now called Cape Cod, only to sail across the bay to modern-day Plymouth.
On December 4, nearly one month after arriving at the unintended destination, Peregrine White became the first English child born to settlers; he was delivered aboard the Mayflower while at anchor off the coast. His birth and his life are significant, as evidence of his first cradle and his will, protected by the Pilgrim Museum’s hallowed halls in Plymouth to this day.
Yep, interior designer Paul Chaisson has made quite a name for himself when he burst on the scene some 25 years ago. But, what made him a household name on the SouthCoast is when he moved to the tranquil seaside town of Fairhaven and opened his showroom, Haven, in proximity to the shipyard on Fort Street.
Upon meeting Chaisson at his finely appointed studio, it became apparent that his innate enthusiasm and intense commitment to his craft and his clients was paramount to his existence. He admits, “It’s all about the pleasure of my clients—not me.”
Julian Fellowes’ characters enjoyed a regal lifestyle in the dramatic, albeit fictional, British television series, filmed at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England; however, do you realize that the residents of Fall River’s Highlands District were enjoying similar pleasures and amenities at least a decade before the period in which the show is based?
The city of Fall River, known for its textiles among many other specialties, watched as American industrialists, with great wealth, built monstrous factories, employed thousands upon thousands of immigrants, and shipped their products worldwide.
With such growth came vast rewards. During the late 19th century, and into its turn, the community’s affluent socialites were thirsting for luxury and the opportunity to display their wealth and extravagance; it was a time of prosperity that accommodated a need to exhibit success by building the most opulent home as possible.
Families searching for a new coastal home are often faced with the reality that many are in dire need of extensive remodeling or must be torn down and rebuilt. In other cases, they discover a lack of amenities in the top-tier housing market and will have to compromise.
The search often turns into disappointment, and regardless of whether you are shopping for a first home, vacation getaway, or a third residence, finding the ‘perfect location’ can be daunting.
To meet the challenge of finding what is on your punch list, sans the headache of recreating what is in your mind, we suggest reaching for the top rung of the real estate ladder; and, this magnificent property meets all objectives.
Aside from the somber introduction, homeowners have never experienced such a ‘hot’ housing market as found today. Buyers are lining up, and owners are excited about selling. With a prediction of continued growth in real estate, today’s current market conditions may be the perfect time to make a move to the coast and consolidate work, home, and entertainment.
In a quick search of beloved childhood songs, it is not unusual to notice how lyrics—at face value, can be ordinary and playful, while at the same time, these innocent tunes contain dual messages.
It seems appropriate to rely on this metaphor when exploring and explaining the future of transportation services in Massachusetts and the implications from what the public is told to believe versus what their future experiences hold.
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