749 S Main Street, Centerville, MA
$ 9,900,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#22303969
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityCenterville
  • Zip02632
  • StyleEnglish Tudor
  • Year Built1924
  • Taxes$ 51739
  • Price$ 9,900,000
  • Bedrooms10
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • Sqr Footage8834
  • Lot Size1.79 Acres
Data Source:
Cape Cod and Islands MLS (CCIMLS)
Property Description

Before Cape Cod was a popular vacation destination, Helen J. Quinn, heiress to the Grand Union grocery chain, purchased almost 20 acres of land by the Centerville River. Several homes for her family and even a huge kennel for her dogs were built, but the most magnificent of all was Mrs. Quinn's personal estate, at 749 S Main St., later dubbed 'Sandcastle' for its sandy English stucco exterior. Brilliantly designed for hosting family or guests, the layout is timeless, with formal spaces on the entry side of the property and sunny, glassed-in rooms the length of the water side, offering 180 degree views of Craigville River and Nantucket Sound. With 9 bedrooms in the main house and a full, 1400-sq ft apartment above the separate 4 bay carriage house, there's space for everyone.A deep water dock connected to ''the best boathouse on the river,'' makes day trips to Nantucket possible, or store a launch to zip across the river for sunbathing on the white sands of Long Beach. Upstairs in the boat house is the ideal seaside party room. When you're not feeling like boating or beaching, spend the day around the custom gunite pool with a hot tub and garden waterfall.

Price History
9/15/2023 Listed $11,000,000
12/14/2023 10% - $9,900,000

General Features

Sewer Private Sewer
Heating Hot Water
Cooling Central Air,Wall Unit(s)
Roof Asphalt,Shingle
Appliances Water Heater,Gas Water Heater
Exterior Features Garden,Yard,Outdoor Shower
Garage Spaces 4
Patio/Porch Features Patio
Architectural Style English Tudor
Pool Features Gunite,In Ground,Heated
Construction Materials Stucco
Year Built 1924
Stories 2
Township Barnstable
Property SubType Single Family Residence
Tax Year 2023
Waterfront Features Deep Water Access,River Front,Salt
County Barnstable
New Construction No
Property Type Residential
HOA / Comm Assn No
Attached Garage No
Garage Y/N Yes
Other Structures Pool House,Outbuilding
Total Rooms 16
Status Active
Directions Rt 6 to Exit 68,S on 132,S on Phinneys Lane to S Main St. Look for Raveis sign. Or use GPS.
City Centerville
Body of Water Centerville River
High School District Barnstable
Lot Size Square Feet 77972
Waterfront Y/N Yes
Carport Y/N No
Street Name Main
Spa Features Heated
Property Attached Y/N No
Land Lease Y/N No
Tax Annual Amount 51739
Home Warranty Y/N No
Property Condition Updated/Remodeled,Actual
Days on Market 196
Building Area Units Square Feet
Master on main Second
Standard Status Active
Middle/Junior School District Barnstable
Elementary School District Barnstable
Tax Assessed Value 6049900
Waterview Y/N Yes

Interior Features

Basement Interior Entry,Walk-Out Access
Flooring Hardwood,Tile
Total Fireplaces 8
Air Conditioning Y/N Yes
Heating Y/N Yes
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 2
Street Suffix Street
Total Bedrooms 10
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Total Baths 8
Living Area Units Square Feet

Exterior Features

Parking Features Driveway,Stone/Gravel
Lot Features Conservation Area,Shopping,In Town Location,South of Route 28
Water Source Public
Total Parking 6
Lot Size Area 1.79
Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter
Building Area Total 8834
Lot Size Acres 1.79
Lot Size Units Acres
Lot Size Source Assessor
Road Frontage Type Public
Open Parking Y/N Yes
Dock Deep Water


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 02632

AVG $2.03M
AVG $10,907
AVG 397
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1965

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