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LandVest 829 Main Street Osterville MA 02655

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Scallop Path. A Mellon Masterpiece. As seen in the Wall Street Journal


Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon led a storied life that included cultivating multiple prime properties and renowned gardens. Purchased as a gift to her son in the 1960s, Bunny Mellon poured her heart into the restoration of this rare offering sited on an elevated bluff on the private island of Oyster Harbors. Historians believe the home was one of the originals to the region, possibly dating back as early as 1680. Through loving restoration it still retains the Mellon touch with restored period details including a hidden passageway in the chimney that legend says was used to hide an injured child during the Indian Wars.

Scallop Path | Oyster Harbors



Moved once in the 19th century, historians believe the home was moved using teams of horses across the frozen ice. This historic home may well be moved again on the over 7 waterfront acres and 270 degree views to accommodate a magnificent new home for an owner with vision.


Mrs. Mellon famously endowed her gardens with a renowned taste and character, and they were treated with the same care as the home ensuring a treasured harvest of vegetables and a changing seasonal display of flowers.


Celebrated as one of America’s top classical architects, Patrick Ahearn, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects describes this site and its potential as a, “celebration of Cape Cod and New England architecture, where buildings were added to over time, things grew, and parcels were assembled to suit the family.” A master at adaptive reuse projects with a primary focus on historical, and site-sensitive spaces, Patrick has designed more than 500 specific private residences and has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers.


TYPE: Residential

LOT SIZE: 7.44 acres in three parcels

BEDROOMS: 9 in total. 7 in Main house, 2 in guest cottage

BATHROOMS: 7 full, 2 half


LIVING AREA: 5,894 square feet

HEATING: Oil, Hot water base board

COOLING: Central Air


TAXES: $141,049.12

Site Plan

Scallop Path | Oyster Harbors


Rachel ‘Bunny’ Mellon’s Grandson Lists Cape Cod Family Home for $19.8 Million

WALL STREE JOURNAL HOME, JUNE 16, 2021 - By E.B. Solomont | The 7.44-acre property where the heiress and horticulturist showed off her green thumb sits on a bluff ...

A Story Takes Bloom

Cape Cod Home / Spring 2021 Writer: Allyson Plessner | Bunny Mellon’s gardens at her former Osterville home have cemented their place in the history books, but as the years carry on and the flowers wilt away, how does one preserve the legacy of an icon?

Inside Bunny Mellon's Historic Family Home in Cape Cod That Just Listed for $19.8 Million

VERANDA, JUNE 22, 2021 - By Lauren Wicks | This stunning private island property was a site for the renowned designer and horticulturalist's garden design experiments....

Rachel 'Bunny' Mellon's Historic Cape Cod Home is Listed for $19.8 Million

Town & Country, June 28, 2021 By Lucia Tonelli | The heiress and horticulturalist, most famous for designing Jackie Kennedy's White House gardens, created a verdant oasis on her waterfront property.

A Cape Cod Estate Owned by Bunny Mellon Is on the Market for $19.8 Million

House Beautiful, June 28, 2021 By Mary Elizabeth Andriotis | The famed horticulturist purchased the property in the 1970s—it dates back to the 1700s.