Massachusetts beach house built directly in the SAND just FEET from water listed at nearly $1million


A nearly million-dollar beach home for sale in Massachusetts has perplexed social media users with its seemingly precarious location — directly on the beach, mere feet away from the water. 

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house in the east coast town of Scituate has been listed for $929,999, and while it certainly offers immediate beach access, Instagram users insist that it seems a bit too immediate.

Commenters have called home ‘scary’ and ‘risky,’ quipping that’s perfectly ‘nice until it slides away’ into the ocean.

Literal beach house: A nearly million-dollar beach home for sale in Massachusetts has perplexed social media users with its seemingly precarious location — directly on the beach, mere feet away from the water

Literal beach house: A nearly million-dollar beach home for sale in Massachusetts has perplexed social media users with its seemingly precarious location — directly on the beach, mere feet away from the water

Watch out for high tide! The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house in the east coast town of Scituate has been listed for $929,999, and while it certainly offers immediate beach access, Instagram users insist that it seems a bit too immediate

Watch out for high tide! The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house in the east coast town of Scituate has been listed for $929,999, and while it certainly offers immediate beach access, Instagram users insist that it seems a bit too immediate

Dive in! Commenters have called home 'scary' and 'risky,' quipping that's perfectly 'nice until it slides away' into the ocean

Dive in! Commenters have called home ‘scary’ and ‘risky,’ quipping that’s perfectly ‘nice until it slides away’ into the ocean

For the daring: Called the 'Summer Wind beach house,' it measures 1,674 square feet and sits on nearly an acre of private oceanfront property located between Egypt Beach and Mann Hill Beach

For the daring: Called the ‘Summer Wind beach house,’ it measures 1,674 square feet and sits on nearly an acre of private oceanfront property located between Egypt Beach and Mann Hill Beach

The home was listed on Zillow last month by FC Realty Group, and has earned widespread attention since photos were shared by the popular Instagram account Zillow Gone Wild. 

Called the ‘Summer Wind beach house,’ it measures 1,674 square feet and sits on nearly an acre of private oceanfront property located between Egypt Beach and Mann Hill Beach.

‘From Sunrise to Sunset come enjoy this breathtakingly beautiful view of the Ocean,’ reads the listing. ‘Walk thru the front door to panoramic views of the water or step on to your deck and feel that ocean breeze.’

The house is purportedly located at 14 Stanton Lane, though photos of the exterior show no actual lane to speak of.

Rather, the house has been built on stilts stuck directly in the sand of the beach, with an entire flight of stairs leading to the first floor of the two-story home. 

The house is purportedly located at 14 Stanton Lane, though photos of the exterior show no actual lane to speak of. It's been built on stilts directly in the sand of the beach, with an entire flight of stairs leading to the first floor of the two-story home

The house is purportedly located at 14 Stanton Lane, though photos of the exterior show no actual lane to speak of. It’s been built on stilts directly in the sand of the beach, with an entire flight of stairs leading to the first floor of the two-story home

'From Sunrise to Sunset come enjoy this breathtakingly beautiful view of the Ocean,' reads the listing. 'Walk thru the front door to panoramic views of the water or step on to your deck and feel that ocean breeze'

‘From Sunrise to Sunset come enjoy this breathtakingly beautiful view of the Ocean,’ reads the listing. ‘Walk thru the front door to panoramic views of the water or step on to your deck and feel that ocean breeze’

But what a view! Images of different angles of the house show it just feet away from the tip of the shore, though it is unclear whether the photos were snapped at high tide or low tide

But what a view! Images of different angles of the house show it just feet away from the tip of the shore, though it is unclear whether the photos were snapped at high tide or low tide

Swimmin' in it! On Instagram, commenters have expressed unease, horror, and concern over the sturdiness of the house, as well as its safety in inclement weather conditions

Swimmin’ in it! On Instagram, commenters have expressed unease, horror, and concern over the sturdiness of the house, as well as its safety in inclement weather conditions 

Images of different angles of the house show it just feet away from the tip of the shore, though it is unclear whether the photos were snapped at high tide or low tide.

An elevated porch looks directly out into the water, and is almost — though not quite — close enough to allow someone to jump in.

On Instagram, commenters have expressed unease, horror, and concern over the sturdiness of the house, as well as its safety in inclement weather conditions. 

Yet the house, which was built in 1979, hasn’t washed away to sea yet. In fact, there appear to be at least two other houses built nearby on the beach.

‘Scary and/or amazing are pretty subjective. I would describe this house as “temporary,”‘ wrote one clever commenter.

‘I’m sure the insurance premium is the scariest!!’ said another.

‘I’m no God fearing woman, but I think the bible mentioned something about building a house on sand,’ commented a third.

Still standing! Yet the house, which was built in 1979, hasn't washed away to sea yet. In fact, there appear to be at least two other houses built nearby on the beach

Still standing! Yet the house, which was built in 1979, hasn’t washed away to sea yet. In fact, there appear to be at least two other houses built nearby on the beach

'Scary and/or amazing are pretty subjective. I would describe this house as “temporary,"' wrote one clever commenter

‘Scary and/or amazing are pretty subjective. I would describe this house as “temporary,”‘ wrote one clever commenter

Pricey! One more joked that it's '2 million with flood insurance,' while another chimed in: 'All it takes is one big wave'

Pricey! One more joked that it’s ‘2 million with flood insurance,’ while another chimed in: ‘All it takes is one big wave’

Yes, there are neighbors! Photos show two more houses built on the beach, one on either side

Yes, there are neighbors! Photos show two more houses built on the beach, one on either side

‘Tell me you your a climate change denier without telling me,’ quipped yet another.

One more joked that it’s ‘2 million with flood insurance,’ while another chimed in: ‘All it takes is one big wave.’

‘Hopefully it also works as a boat,’ offered one account.

‘I wouldn’t even leave my towel that close to the water,’ added another. 

Tim Warren, CEO of the real estate data company The Warren Group, told Boston.com that there have been some troubling stories of homes washing away, but hopefully the builders of this house were prepared for that possibility. 

‘It looks like a house on stilts so maybe it’s designed to go with the flow,’ he said. ‘[The property] looks kind of dramatic. … You hear of properties up on the North Shore, the Cape, and Chatham washing away, but I assume somebody knows what they’re doing, right? 

‘The town must have given them a building permit … it must have been inspected, it doesn’t look that old.’ 



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