Record Sale of a Cape Cod Family Compound


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Over two generations, a New England family assembled a waterfront property of 62± acres fronting on Cape Cod Bay. The property is complex, with 5 ownership entities, 12 parcels, 3 dwellings, a barn with apartment, 2 additional barns, 3 additional building sites, a 5-acre spring-fed pond, more than 1,000 feet of sandy beach, and a network of fields, trails, and stonewalls.

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LandVest analyzed the highest and best use of the land with 8 units as well as an “As Is” valuation, and 4 additional lot combinations. One of the challenging aspects of the appraisal process was complete or partial conservation restrictions on 7 of the 12 parcels comprising about 41 acres. In addition, the plans and valuations were useful in negotiating land swaps with a neighbor to resolve access easements and beach rights.

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With detailed land planning and appraisal analysis as support, the property was brought to market in the spring of 2018 and attracted some of the most well-known high-net-worth families in the Boston area. The ultimate buyer was sourced by LandVest in the fall and the closing occurred in 2 phases over the next year.

The buyer intends to use the property as a family compound and maintain the buildable lots as open space.

LandVest provides sound advice that achieves exceptional results

Know What You Own: Sometimes it’s straightforward, sometimes it’s complicated. We know how to navigate from the single-family home to the multi-parcel, multi-owner, multi-residential estate.

Understand Highest and Best Use: Valuations, family considerations, regulatory limitations? Our top-class consultants can define it all for you and your family.

Make A Great First Impression: Go to market with the best position and presentation. Our brokers connect great people with great properties by knowing what people want and what your property delivers.

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