The above images are from a property I marketed at 20 Elder Lane in Eastham. This was a challenging property to describe due to its large size and unconventional, contemporary design. It was the kind of niche home that typically appeals to a limited segment of the buying pool. I was fortunate to capture its essence in the following line:
Its generous 18×24 living room artfully blends relaxing earth tones & seascape color schemes with the big-city sophistication of airy, museum-like spaces.
And to further reinforce it with the next line:
Who knew you could be casual and cosmopolitan at the same time?
This property had previously been marketed by 2 separate agents, but it did not sell. I was fortunate to sell it for more than $100,000 over list price, and we had 10 offers.
The entire description is provided below. Note its overall tone & meter, which draws the reader in. Wouldn’t you want to see it in person?:
Timeless & sophisticated, this custom-designed 3BR/3BA Contemporary w/detached 2-car garage combines more than 3200 sq/ft of living space on a quiet, wooded lot (.62 acres) not far from the popular CC Bike Trail (1/2 mile) and incomparable ocean beaches (1.6 miles). Its generous 18×24 living room artfully blends relaxing earth tones & seascape color schemes with the big-city sophistication of airy, museum-like spaces. Who knew you could be casual and cosmopolitan at the same time? Southern exposure and floor-to-vaulted ceiling glass ensure great natural illumination w/passive solar heating benefits. A central wood-burning fireplace adds ambience, while natural gas provides the main source of heat. Dual skylights make for a bright kitchen with plenty of cabinets for storage, including the elegant, glass-front variety between it and the separate 8×15 dining area. An 11×17 office/media room provides additional 1st floor living w/partially vaulted ceilings and access to 1 of 3 outside sundecks. From here, a spiral staircase leads to a 10×14 east-facing bedroom, which is separate from the others in the home. The large 16×18 1st floor Master has its own walk-in closet and generous 8×17 en suite bath w/Jacuzzi-style tub, dual sinks, shower, skylights, and lots of counter space. The upstairs contains an 11×14 bedroom, 14×14 den/study, 3rd full bath, and a great 15×24 loft/family room– perfect for group activities. A large 18×23 space above the 2-car garage (not included in sq/ft total) could be a studio for crafting, woodworking or additional storage. Roof new in 2012. Excellent rental history. From its generous living spaces and open, breezy floor plan, to its bright south-facing sundecks and quiet location, 20 Elder Lane exhibits a virtuosity of inspiration & execution. Happy house hunting!