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Provincetown – Sale Of The Week – 82 Commercial Street $3.75M

This post is reminder that while we are in reatively uncharted waters as far as the real estate market goes, (and everything else) real estate continues on, albeit at a different pace and with different operational norms.

82 Commercial Street is one of the most recognizable homes in the West End, situated directly across the street from Relish on the corner of Soper Street. It has seven bedrooms and four baths in 3,294 square feet . It has one of the most lavishly landscaped yards in Provincetown. It just sold for $3.750M with a listing price of $4.150M.

This property is an interesting and quite visible example of the level of market appreciation in town. Granted it is the very top of the marlet but does illustate solid appreciaiton and continued interest and demand. it sold in May of 2016 for $2.350M and in October 2017 it sold for $3.250. As in this recent sale there were dfferent levels of renovation done between sales.

MLS Remarks: This historic and iconic property is truly a Masterpiece property. Occupying one of the largest lots on Commercial Street in the West End, the lush gardens are a joy to behold, entertaining the eyes with a multitude of plantings and flowers, all designed to create an oasis of privacy. The house has received the finest renovation, from top to bottom, inside and out. All newer systems, including wiring and plumbing, siding, heating/cooling and cedar shingle roofing. On the first floor, a top-of-the-line kitchen includes marble countertops, a Wolf range and Sub Zero integrated refrigerator. Living room with original wood wainscoting and fireplace surround, dining room, sun room, den with fireplace and a stunning master suite with reclaimed wood floors and walls, and Waterworks fixtures and tiles. Upstairs are five additional bedrooms and two full baths. Outside, enjoy the beautiful landscaping with a wealth of bluestone and large plank patios, including a serene bluestone courtyard that extends from the master bedroom. There is an outdoor shower, shed and hot tub privately situated in the rear garden area. Ample parking for 3+/- cars.

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Provincetown – The Goode & Farmer Report – April 2020

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Art& Architecture April 2020

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Provincetown Past & Present – Downtown.

When describing Commercial Street we can say its iconic without understatement as there is no place like it in the world – and how wonderful that it is ours.

In this post series I am examining some great local art that we have at home and overlaying the current condition of its location. This watercolor is by Harvey Dodd from 1983. He had the greatest little gallery right up past the Mews on the water side of the street. It was the oldest gallery in town. Harvey died in 2011.

This is a great scene looking West on Commercial Street from Lopes Square and the entrance to the pier. While Harvey did have a great imagination, the street scene is based in reality. You can see the steeple of Town Hall on the right and the green space in front. The crowds of tourists, the cars, the store fronts and banners portray a typical crazy summer day on Commercial Street. It’s a wonferful watercolor.

The picture below is almost the exact scene on a recent summer day. Thankfully some things just don’t change. This sight is so wonderfully familiar to us.

There is a ton of variety in real estate options downtown. There are some expensive waterfront condos as well as some mid range and entry level condos available. 291 Commercial St #9 which is located in a commercial/residential complex on the left is a two bedroom two bath condo with 1,059 square feet which sold for $748K last September.

To the right and down a short alley, in the photograph, is 284 Commercial Street. Unit #5 is a one bedroom one bath third floor condo with 908 square feet. It sold in August of last year for $337K.

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Provincetown – Art & Architecture – Franklin Street

Hopefuly these posts will provide a bit of respite from the daily covid-19 focus. Provincetown is quietly greeting the first days of spring, as we social distance and find apprpriate diversions. Throughout this experience I will keep bringing you real estate news and interesting real estate related stories.

This is another pastel that we have by Bradley Dehner from 1983. It is a view from the Franklin Street – Race Road intersection up the hill toward Bradford Street in the West End. What a wonderful repesentation of the traditonal Cape style of houses so prevalent here. From left to right is 42, 44, 46 and 48 Franklin Street.

Here we are 37 years later. #42 on the far left is a three unit condo association, with the additional two units added in the rear of the main house. Unit B sold in 2015 for $485K, and is a one bedroom two bath condo with 626 square feet. The picture below is #B from the rear of the property Hard to believe this exists behind the traditional Cape house that you see from the street.

42, 44, 44 and 46 Franklin Street, left to right.
Rear unit at 42 Franklin Street #B

44 Franklin Street is in the midst of a full renovation and expansion. It sold in 2017 for $650K and was a one bedroom two bath single family house with 645 square feet.

44 Franklin Street

46 and 48 Franklin Street remain single family homes. Interesing to see that 48 remains close to the same color as it was in the painting in 1981.

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