The waterfront star gracing the cover of this issue sits on 10 acres at the tip of a peninsula on a prized stretch of Massachusetts coastline.

By Camilla McLaughlin

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During World War II, the site was a prime lookout for enemy submarines; today it’s the setting for Seapoint, one of the region’s most significant properties. With 270-degree water views, the experience is akin to a private island, but, unlike an island, the location offers easy access to Boston and New York.

Designed by Robert A. M. Stern, the shingle-style exterior and deep porches of the residence evoke New England’s traditional seaside architecture, yet also echo Stern’s “modern traditionalist” aesthetic. “Honestly, I’ve been representing luxury properties for 30 years and I’ve never seen an estate like this one,” says Robert Kinlin, co-owner of Robert Paul Properties, who is listing the property for $18.9 million. “It is built with the utmost respect for quality and detail.”

Consider the extreme level of soundproofing, which makes the interior a peaceful haven. “When you go inside and close the door, all of the wind and weather does not intrude.” Still, he says, the architect has done a terrific job of bringing in the natural elements. Every room looks out to the waters of Buzzard’s Bay. Even the sea grass and native plants move with the ocean breeze and evoke an island sensibility.

When you walk inside, the size and scale doesn’t overwhelm. Instead, Kinlin says, “there is a nice warm feeling.” Best of all, like classic estate hideaways, this property was built to be a place where you want to come and stay. Amenities range from a deep-water dock to a bowling alley and wine cellar. “It’s a property where you are going to bring your fun and plant yourself there with your family and just chill out,” shares Kinlin. Property includes membership in the exclusive Round Hill Golf Club, with golf, tennis, a pool and a sandy beach.