House Lust: A Family Compound at the Edge of the Earth in Little Compton
Nine acres, plus twenty more in conservation land, of physical distancing.
If you’re anything like me, right about now you’re wishing you could gather up your extended family and friends and self-isolate together. How sweet it’d be to share the cooking, the cleaning, the child care — oh, the child care! — and a glass of wine at the end of the night when the emotional labor weighs heaviest.
And if there was ever a place to dream about during a pandemic, it’s this Little Compton estate. The property, which sits at the base of Sakonnet Point, features two distinct single-family homes: a contemporary chock full of modern amenities and — dibs! — a former barn transformed into a vacation cottage. The homes face west and southeast, and both complement their respective vantage points. The best views from the barn are almost pastoral: green lawn, serene marshlands, glassy Watch House Pond, the ocean beyond. Alternatively, the contemporary’s eighteen-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Lloyd’s Beach.
Let’s not forget about the 180-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean out to Cuttyhunk and the Elizabeth Islands, Sakonnet Lighthouse and Aquidneck Island. Twenty acres of surrounding conservation land also invite osprey, snowy owls and swans to visit in peace.
Without further ado, here’s your isolation-approved House Lust: