Property Swoon: A dreamy Duxbury Bay Home


My town of Duxbury, Massachusetts has its share of gorgeous antique and historic homes both big and small. But sometimes, a newer house is built which stands out in the crowd of gorgeous gems. This Duxbury Bay home designed and built by Hutker Architects in 2017 is truly a gem, not only for it’s amazing water views, but for how well the house captures and takes advantage of the natural surroundings. 

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view exterior pool Duxbury Bay Home

 

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view exterior pool 2 Duxbury Bay Home

The house and lot aren’t very big, but when your back yard looks like this, who needs much yard?

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view porch Duxbury Bay Home

There is such a classic simplicity to this house, isn’t there?

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view bay view of house Duxbury Bay Home

Let’s step inside:

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view hall grasscloth Duxbury Bay Home

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view white kitchen 4 Duxbury Bay Home

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view white kitchen 3 Duxbury Bay Home

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view white kitchen 2 Duxbury Bay Home

 

 46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view white kitchen 1 Duxbury Bay Home

I like this little touch of glam hidden around the corner at the bar.

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view blue chevron tile butler's pantry Duxbury Bay Home

A small tv room sits off the living room. Now, I have to say, I’m a little surprised at the lack of crown molding in general. And I’m confused by the natural stain on the door frame and windows yet the baseboard moldings are painted blue.

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view tv room grasscloth 1 Duxbury Bay Home

One or the other people! It’s an easy fix either way. I’d probably paint the wood to match the blue as it works nicely with the grasscloth on the walls and the woven wood shades. The three different brown tones bug a little.

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view tv room 2 Duxbury Bay Home

But really, with this view, who needs a tv room? Well, I guess when the sun goes down.

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view sitting room shiplap Duxbury Bay Home

 46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view sitting room kitchen Duxbury Bay Home

The living room and dining room are one biggish space.
46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view living dining room shiplap Duxbury Bay Home

The dining area also manages to have a nice water view.

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view dining room Duxbury Bay Home

Joanna and Chip Gaines would approve of all the shiplap. At least shiplap works in this house in this setting. Though it’s a little too liberally applied in my personal opinion. I think they could have done without it in both insets below that are flanking the door into the tv room.

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view living room shiplap 1 Duxbury Bay Home

I do have to say that the decorating in this room isn’t to my taste. I don’t think it needs to be the standard ocean blues, but there’s just a little too much texture and pattern for a relatively small space. I’d prefer a calmer feel. But again, this is an easy fix. 
46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view living dining room shiplap 2 Duxbury Bay Home

A pretty bathroom and I like the black hardware on the door.

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view bathroom 1

The upstairs hall features a lot of storage. I wish the hardware were black rather than brushed stainless.

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view upper hall Duxbury Bay Home

Even I would wake up early with this view. Oh, who am I kidding? I’d be wearing a sleep mask and have the motorized black out shades down within a few weeks, sad to say. But breakfast in bed would be glorious, wouldn’t it??

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view master bedroom shiplap Duxbury Bay Home

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view master bath freestanding tub 2 Duxbury Bay Home

I love the mirrors and light fixtures so much in this space. Elegant and modern, but simple as well.

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view master bath Duxbury Bay Home

This is a home office/dressing room/walk through space between the master bath and bedroom.

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view home office

The bedrooms are fairly small, but they do all have great views!

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view bedroom 2 Duxbury Bay Home

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view bedroom 1 Duxbury Bay Home

And of course there has to be a private deck on the second floor.

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view deck Duxbury Bay Home


 46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view porch Duxbury Bay Home

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view porch 2

46 Winsor Street Duxbury Bay Ocean view exterior Duxbury Bay Home

This beautiful Duxbury Bay View home is currently for sale. Can you guess the price? The listing broker is Liz Bone and you can view the entire listing at Sotheby’s South Shore.

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26 thoughts on “Property Swoon: A dreamy Duxbury Bay Home”

  1. It always blows me away at the cost of water front homes around the cape. Come on down to Pawleys Island, SC. We will hook you up with a much larger home with a white sandy beach along with water you can swim in without your lips turning blue. LOL!

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    • Hi Catherine – yes, property values around here are quite high. The whole state is high. As for water temps, I’m sure it’s always warmer in SC, but this is a bay that is protected by a barrier beach, so it can get quite warm in the summer. It’s not like Maine where the water is always frigid!

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  2. Hello Linda, I guessed $400,000, so I was quite wrong! For $3 million, I would hope to do a lot better than this. I agree with all your statements about the house’s good and bad qualities, but I don’t see how this adds up to 3400 square feet. The bedrooms look so small they make me feel claustrophobic, and I don’t personally like expansive water views (a creek or pond would be ok, but then again ponds draw those Canadian geese!). I will admit the boats in the harbor do look festive. I also like house’s echoes of the shingle and Queen Anne style features, quite appropriate for the waterfront.
    –Jim

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  3. Oh My Goodness, that house is amazing! (you’re right about the pattern in living room – remove the pillows and maybe the zebra rug too. That’s why I pinned the backside of the living room lol) Thanks for the tour Linda, happy Thursday!

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  4. Hi Linda!

    Holy smokes! For this price, you could have an absolute mansion here on the Gulf Coast of Texas and be dazzled by sunrise & sunset every single day.

    I can’t get over that price, to see beyond into the beauty…but I am sure if I lived there, I would and could.

    One thing I really appreciate about the overall design of this home, though, is how sensitive the architect was in opening up every room to the views – as much as possible. I bet the light quality is really beautiful.

    Thanks for bringing us a little slice of your world!

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  5. Totally agree, I wouldn’t have made some of the design choices they did, but most are easily fixable. Gorgeous piece of property…I would TOTALLY never close the shades in that bedroom! I dream about living on the water like this – closest I’ve ever come is vacation rentals :). The price is actually pretty reasonable for the area with brand new construction, a fair amount of square footage, a pool, and ON the water – I might have guessed a wee bit higher!

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    • You understand property values in this area Janet! A higher price wouldn’t be surprising. Though they did have a price reduction, so my guess is the small bedrooms are an issue. But still, such a beautiful lifestyle space.

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  6. I’m stunned by what (to English eyes) looks like so much fiddle-faddle wasted space upstairs.

    I thought that:

    *. the kitchen island is too wide – it seems to “choke” the kitchen space;

    *. I would prefer to sacrifice the sitting space off the kitchen to locate the dining table there. Better from both a practical perspective and for achieving better flow;

    *. I’d use the newly-empty dining area to open up the main sitting room better, as it seems cramped to me, due to the current location of the dining table.

    Upstairs, frankly, I’d want to gut it. Too bitty and fragmented as a layout, and even though the guest bedroom sizes aren’t that different to many London homes, for $2.95m, I’d want better space, flow and layout.

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    • Hi Denise – I think if you look at the floor plans on the listing, the island is okay for the space, but it does look huge in the photos. I agree that that extra sitting area off the kitchen could have been the dining room and then have a larger living room seating area. As it is, there are three sitting spaces, which isn’t strictly necessary. The nice thing is it’s flexible enough to do this. As for the upstairs, I imagine the owners required 2 bedrooms, plus the full on master ensuite which is a requirement in new high end homes these days. And they likely wanted all the bedrooms to have water views so sacrificed size for views. Thanks for your thoughts!

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  7. Wow what a beautiful property with substantial views and a price tag to go along with it!
    I always love looking at real estate and seeing how property values differ in different parts of the country. It’s so interesting!!
    I really love how they maximized space in this house. Like taking advantage of the space under the stairs.
    I agree some questionable decor choices but easily fixable. Thanks for sharing this.

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  8. Hi Linda. WOW, what a view!!! Loved how the architect made the view visible from so many rooms. I’m with you on that light blue baseboard…..one or the other. I do like the grasscloth walls though.

    Thanks for sharing! I’m sure we must have some houses like this overlooking Lake Austin. 🙂 💙

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  9. I agree on changing a few things, decor-wise, and the price doesn’t surprise me at all! I love the view, and a New England ocean view is top dollar. I love the house, knowing that for $3M you can easily get a lot less for the money.

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  10. Linda,
    This is a gorgeous home with a price tag that I am not surprised with. Being on the water is pricey – but the views!

    As I was scrolling through the images, I too had very similar thoughts on some of the fixtures (why not black hardware on the closet doors upstairs)??? And the blue baseboards? That one has me shaking my head.

    What I absolutely love is exactly what Leslie pointed out above. The views from every room are spectacular! Thanks for sharing this home.

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  11. Oh my gosh this is definitely a SWOONY home!! I wouldn’t want to leave that patio space with those views. Ah-mazing!!!

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