First impressions are important when considering a primary residence, and most families would agree, a summer and holiday retreat also needs to exude a sense of excitement and personal style.

Usually, a final choice will have been culled from a list of close approximations, some of which reflect a family’s personality, their preference in a neighborhood, and most importantly, the
acclamation to social amenities. Indeed, a new owner’s lifestyle is often a deciding factor in the final choice of purchasing a new home.

With this in mind, let’s examine what sets this featured home apart from others within the range of $1.5M.

The location is like no other; the home is on over a half-acre corner lot in the village of Padanaram, South Dartmouth, across the street from the New Bedford Yacht Club. The Club provides activities and events for all ages and has played an important role in many families over dozens of decades. Fond memories continue to be made at the private marina and will be worth closer inspection.

The quietness of the area offers a sense of exclusivity and peacefulness within a friendly community composed of year-round residents and those who summer on the coast.

Not far from the home’s threshold is Elm Street, intersected by Bridge Street. Both avenues have been extensively renovated, and the makeover has everyone in awe over its new and magnificent curb appeal.

The slightly elevated Colonial-style residence is stately, yet inconspicuous. It is protected by a short but tasteful wall and privacy fence. Further complementing the grounds are the beautiful groves of mature hardwoods, garden landscape, and a rich green lawn surrounding the perimeter and leading to the hidden brick patio off the great room.

The estate offers a feeling of seclusion without isolation and a sense of belonging due to its place along the harbor’s shoreline and easy access to the many shops and restaurants nearby.

The home’s greatness offers an open floor plan with a gourmet-style kitchen and vaulted ceiling. The family room has a balcony and a fireplace. There is also a nook, perfect for any form of activity or interest to family members and guests.

The expansive formal dining room is perfect for multi-generational gatherings or entertaining, and the front to back formal living room—with fireplace, is perfect for all social activities. A four-season sunroom will be a favorite spot to read, withdraw for a quiet breakfast, or a peaceful afternoon cocktail.

There is a large two-car garage with an adjacent expansive mudroom and half bath. The mudroom provides enough storage for items necessary for a day of sailing or going to one of the many beaches minutes away.

Views of the harbor can be seen throughout the multitude of windows that face the ocean and provide pleasant and gentle breezes to pass through, day or night.

The second level offers a wonderfully appointed master suite with views, an updated bath, and a large walk-in closet. There are three additional bedrooms with individual baths and a bonus room for a perfect home office.

Contemporary homes are unable to provide the innate character found in this month’s feature property, while many classical homes have not often been sufficiently updated.

189 Elm Street is the best of all worlds and is waiting for your good taste and great ideas as you turn it into your next residence.

For an appointment to view the home or for additional information, please contact Anne Whiting at Anne Whiting Real Estate 250 Elm Street South Dartmouth, MA. 508-999-1010 or