Your Home: Relaxed Elegance

Seaside haven

With a soft color palette and sensational water views, this Barnstable home feels at once sophisticated and cozy.

It’s rare that waterfront properties along Barnstable’s Route 6A come on the market, and when Ana and Craig Weatherley had the opportunity to buy one on the marsh side of Sandy Neck Beach with its own private stretch of strand, they felt supremely lucky. It might seem that the sublime, secluded setting — the lot is nearly 5 acres, much of it protected conservation land — would call for a home of grand measures. But the Weatherleys, who have a teenage son and daughter living with them and are frequently visited by their two college-age children, wanted their full-time home to be cozy.