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Cape Cod mansion owned by Harry Connick Jr. hits market for $12.5 million

The exterior of Harry Connick Jr.'s vacation house in Chatham, which is now on the market for $12.5 million.Jack Vatcher

Harry Connick Jr.’s Chatham vacation home is on the market for $12.5 million.

The Grammy-winning singer’s 5,308-square-foot home sits on a bluff offering panoramic views of Oyster Pond and includes a swimming pool, private dock, and boathouse. The waterfront property is also within walking distance from Chatham Village.

Connick and his wife of 30 years, Jill Goodacre, decided to put the manse up for sale because their children are grown and the family doesn’t spend as much time on the Cape as they once did, according to Paul Grover of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Robert Paul Properties.

“We’re very excited about this listing. It’s an iconic property,” Grover said in a phone interview. “It has everything so many buyers are looking for today.”


One of the five bedrooms at 23 Oyster Pond Lane in Chatham.Jack Vatcher

Grover said the winding driveway and views of the water at at 23 Oyster Pond Lane makes it feel “really private” while the location is conveniently close to downtown shops and businesses.

“At the edge of the lawn, a private dock and boathouse offer endless activities on the water with easy access to Nantucket Sound and the Atlantic Ocean,” the the listing states. “This magnificent estate is located a short walk from Oyster Pond Beach, Main Street, and everything else Chatham has to offer.”

That was one of the things that the Connick family enjoyed about the property, which is “set in the heart of Chatham Village, yet a world apart,” according to the listing.

“Our children could come and go as they pleased,” Connick said in a statement to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the listing. “We could walk to town, to the grocery store and pharmacy, to Chatham A’s baseball games and the Fourth of July parade.”

Property records show that the Connicks purchased the home for $5.3 million in 2006.


The kitchen in Harry Connick Jr.'s vacation house in Chatham.Jack Vatcher

Built in 1963, the Colonial-style home sits on a 1.32 acre lot on Oyster Pond Lane.

“Hidden behind tall hedges, a winding driveway gives way to park-like grounds with manicured gardens and mature trees that set the stage for an inimitable seaside estate,” the listing states. “Grand and inviting, the five-bedroom colonial residence is ideally perched on a bluff with panoramic views of Oyster Pond and Chatham Village.”

The house has five and a half baths and several fireplaces.

This is one of the six baths at 23 Oyster Pond Lane.Jack Vatcher

“At the heart of the home, a gourmet kitchen caters to indoor and outdoor living with French doors that open to a waterside terrace and swimming pool,” the listing states. “The well-appointed primary suite is accessed via a private staircase, complete with a walk-in closet, study, and en suite bathroom.”

The home is being sold furnished, so the new owner can start summering in Chatham right away.

Doors open up to a view of the water. Jack Vatcher
This is one of several fireplaces at 23 Oyster Pond Lane in Chatham, which is listed for $12.5 million. Jack Vatcher
Another one of several fireplaces in Connick's vacation house in Chatham.Jack Vatcher
The swimming pool provides sweeping views of Oyster Pond. Jack Vatcher
The view outside of Connick's vacation house in Chatham.Jack Vatcher

Emily Sweeney can be reached at emily.sweeney@globe.com. Follow her @emilysweeney and on Instagram @emilysweeney22.