You get the sense you are on a beautiful old ship in this contemporary Cape built in 1972, built with a “nod” to “Old Cape Cod”. Utilizing “post & beam” construction,with beams imported from two “actual” barns. The beams have beautiful, deep, rich coloring & have been constructed using authentic, historical joint & peg assembly. Cathedral ceilings emphasize the floor to ceiling windows, allowing you spectacular water views of Popponesset “Creek” & your deeded deep water dock, which allows access to Nantucket Sound. The home also features hard to find antique wide panel pine flooring, polished to a “glossy” finish. From the living room to the rear deck, are floor to ceiling sliding glass panels, for easy access to & from the deck and to enjoy panoramic views of Popponesset Creek. The cathedral ceiling ads to a spacious feel, almost like being in a ship. Tucked neatly up in the cathedral ceiling is a “fun” loft space, for sleeping or just hiding away. Features an old fashioned ladder to climb aboard, just like in the Cape Cod history books! Great space for younger family members, or other guests! Some of the architectural details include: Substantial balustrades, Newel posts (from an old church), authentic hardware, doors, dental moldings, stained glass pieces, two beautiful Colonial Fireplaces. Beautifully constructed, solid details, which are unusual in much of today’s’ construction. Many of the pieces used in the construction of this home were actually, created by true craftsmen. Complimenting these old time features, is a recently renovated country kitchen, with pantry & antique-(or “antique-esque”) features, such as bead board, “antique pantry door” & secret ship style storage, Farmers Apron sink, brick back drop from fireplace towards the kitchen. With authentic “soapstone” like appearance, the black absolute granite ounter tops, contrasted with the white cabinets, are a beautiful contrast to the eye. In your “galley” you also have a professional 5-burner gas stove, with custom designed hood & stainless steel appliances. Industrial style cable lighting is versatile and was hand selected to add to the ship galley appearance seen throughout the home. Custom made cabinetry, created painstakingly, by hand. The cabinets have all been designed & finished to compliment the features, and the antiques doors leading to the study & a closet. Pantry storage, a closet & another “surprise” ship-like storage area. Any time spent in your kitchen is a joy, hen you are watching the activity out on the water & enjoying the ever changing views and spectacular sunsets! Every day is a unique gift, for you to enjoy! The bedrooms, are like personal “havens”, each in its’ own area of the home. The master suite is located in the “crows nest”, and provides complete privacy! This suite as been tastefully finished in light wood tones, and even has “secret” built in above the bed, so you can watch some television, read a book, Nook or Kindle or just cozy up with that special somebody. The richness of the upstairs transforms as you go “below deck” to the home’s lower level. You have an abundance of built in storage areas, a cedar closet and of course privacy. The panoramic views offered by the sliding glass doors bring days filled with sunshine & sparkling waters. At night, fall asleep to those relaxing sounds of the water lapping onto the shore; it really is all the music you need! NOW…if its music you want, then you will really appreciate the built in outside speakers, on the TREX deck, with a maintenance free surface, that is cooler to bare feet! On those really sunny days, roll out the electric awning & Voila! Instant shade! You really appreciate living on Popponesset Island, when you look out over your lawn, past your dock, to the waters surrounding Popponesset Island. Never dull, but always calming. Keep yourself a boat tied up to your deeded deep water dock, ready for spontaneous trips out to Nantucket Sound, or just take a spin around the Island. Your “shoreline” is protected by one of the few seawalls on the Island. A little “boat house/storage shed” keep all your supplies, beach toys, bikes & so on, close, organized & out of sight. Rinse of the sand, in the outdoor shower or take a soak in the hot tub. Live like you are on vacation, every day in your “Island Home”! When you are ready to call it a day, retire to “sleeping quarters”, spaced to provide quiet solitude. On the “ground” level, there are two bedroom suites. In one you simply, open your sliding glass door & you are just yards from the shoreline. There are 2 bathrooms downstairs, a cedar closet and more than ample space for storage. Find extra space, for privacy and overnight guests climb the ships ladder to the real Cape Cod loft, which overlooks the living room & dining rooms. Oh-yes & you have water views from up here, too! Now that you know where your family & guests are sleeping, let’s talk about your suite! Private stairs lead from the front entry, to the “Crow’s Nest”, your Master Suite. Enjoy the feel of the antique ballisters, Newel posts & railings. All re-purposed from a New England church, each post uniquely beautiful. As you go up, you can easily appreciate the deep, richly colored barn board brought in from an old tobacco barn. Half way up the stairs on the first landing, enjoy the view of Popponesset Creek, on your way up. Enter your suite, through the sliding French doors. The walls are all of white-washed pine, and the windows give you the feel of being in the top of a lighthouse. Ceilings are architecturally interesting, blending two designs; one for each portion of this spacious room. Enjoy light from all angles, views of the creek and sunsets, abound! Unique built ins & nautical inspiration everywhere! This is the home you wish you could have grown up in!