When Andrea Mihos wanted to throw a party for her son’s 30th birthday, all she did was call one number.
Such is the ease of living in this gated community on the Cape’s Great Island. One call and she booked the beach club, then the chef took over from there. She’s hosted several parties in her home, but a big lobster bake — dripping butter and all — for her son and his friends wouldn’t be one of them. “I have nice furniture,” she says with a laugh.
Mihos, who is selling the home as part of the divorce settlement with former gubernatorial candidate Christy Mihos, is reluctant to part with the property, praising it for not only its beauty, but its privacy. You have to pass through three security gates to get here, and there is 24-hour security and caretakers, after all. “It’s really perfect for a celebrity-type person, a private person,” says Mihos, who likes to sit on the sugar-sand beach and captures the sunsets with her camera.
The asking price for the estate at 63 Smiths Point Road in West Yarmouth? $13,999,000.
She lives in the home year-round and has left her mark on this four-bedroom, 4½-bath property, filling it with blue hues so that everything in this 5,851-square-foot post-and-beam home — from the glass counters in the master bath and the sleet marble in the kitchen — reflects the palette of the ocean. The main staircase continues that vibe with stairs in the shape of mainsails and railings that seamlessly end in carved fish. The builder had harvested the wood from Mount Saint Helens in the Pacific Northwest. The estate was built in 1995.
The Mihos family purchased the beachfront estate overlooking Hyannis Harbor in 1998. The 3.82-acre property has a deepwater slip and the protection of Uncle Robert’s Cove. The ocean is visible from every room in the home, particularly through the large bay windows in the living room, which has a magnificent stone fireplace. The best view, however, may be from a bedroom in a section of the house that mimics a lighthouse. The second level of the bedroom has a balcony with a 360-degree view. The lowest level of the “lighthouse” is a wine cellar, and the main floor is the dining room. An actual lighthouse is only minutes away, however. Point Gammon Light dates to 1816, and a young John F. Kennedy once carved his initials in the structure. The island also has chapel, relocated from England, that holds services on Sundays.
The island is peaceful, Mihos said, and the children here can ride their bikes in safety — or take sailing, golf, or tennis lessons, if they prefer.
“It’s like you’re going back a hundred years.”
The listing brokers are Jack Cotton Jr. and John Largay Jr. of Sotheby’s International Realty in Osterville.
Eileen McEleney Woods is the editor of The Boston Globe's Sunday real estate section, Address. Send comments to Address@globe.com.