This extraordinary Cape Cod estate occupies a nine-acre bayfront parcel in the community of Oyster Harbors in Osterville, Massachusetts.

‘Faraway,’ as it is known, evokes the elegance of a bygone era and features commanding vistas of Cotuit Bay, Sampson’s Island, Nantucket Sound, and on the horizon, Martha’s Vineyard.

The property has stately manicured grounds include sweeping lawns on all sides, a rose garden, gated swimming pool, and a wooden staircase along the breakwater down to a deep-water dock large enough for a substantial yacht.

Tastefully updated over the course of 40+ years of single-family ownership, the main home has been meticulously maintained and almost all rooms enjoy a water view.

In the entry hall you are greeted with sweeping views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Step-down into the formal loggia for entertaining; a wood-burning fireplace provides warmth and cheer

. In the east-wing of the house is a stately living room with lovely built-ins and a Dutch door opening onto a cozy sunroom overlooking the bay, lawn, and swimming pool.

In the west-wing is an elegant dining room with seating for ten, a fireplace, and a built-in mirrored china cabinet.

Through a classic butler’s pantry with a sink and shelving is a large, open concept kitchen with a commercial-sized refrigerator, island, first-floor laundry, and casual TV/family room with a breakfast nook. A set of back-stairs provide easy access to the second floor.

An elevator and grand staircase with double-landings in the entry hall leads to a bright second-floor gallery.

Two large guest bedrooms each have their own baths providing luxurious accommodations for guests. A central master bedroom with en-suite bath and two separate dressing rooms enjoys stunning water views.

In the west-wing are two overflow guest bedrooms each with their own baths, second-floor laundry, and an outdoor second-floor deck overlooking the rose garden and water. There is an unfinished third-floor providing ample storage with the possibility of a conversion to additional living spaces.

A detached carriage house with garage, two guest bedrooms, a full kitchen, bathroom, and a common area. This Oyster Harbors original is listed for $16.5 million with Robert Paul Properties, an affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International®.