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Provincetown – Studs To Shingles – Holiday Edition

The winter season is here. The Canteen Christmas Market is open, and Holly Folly just ended – but construction continues unabated on several fronts in our little village. East End West End – the rush is on to close in these projects so work can continue inside throughout the cold winter months.

What I love seeing is the quality of buildings that are going up – many replacing wonderful older houses, but doing so with attention and respect to the past and with quality materials and thoughtful siting by incredible tradesman.

Before and after pictures are so intriguing. Sometimes projects look very similar to the original, other times you wouldn’t recognize the buildings except that they are at the same address.

I have selected what I think are the most interesting builds below. Some are close to completed, others have just started. I’ll keep updating my blog as these projects progress and report on others that begin.

6 Atwood Avenue is an iconic West End property. It sold in 2016 for $1.420M. The current owners have done one of the best renovations of its kind in the West End. It is a very special property nestled into the fabric of Atwood Avenue.

6 Commercial Street was a rare buildable lot in the West End just yards from the water at the Moors. It sold for $610K in March of 2019. A beautiful house has been built on the lot and is close to being finished.

28 Cottage Street is a four family house that sold in February of 2018 for $1.250M. It has been developed into four two bedroom condos. Two have sold and two remain available. Units #1 and #3 have sold for $605K snd $687K. Both were two bedroom two bath units with smart design and amenities.

509 Commercial Street is an iconic waterfront property in the East End just outside the Gallery District. The property originally sold in 2015 for $825K after asking $1.2M. The building, in need of total renoavation, had five bedrooms and two baths in two units. The property resold in mid-renovation this past October for $1.9M. Work continues on what is sure to be a beautiful renovation project.

51 Commercial Street is a large property directly west of the West End parking lot/boat launch. The property sold for $5M in 2017. It consists of seven dwelling units in multiple buildings and inlcudes 53 Commercial Street too. The work is ongoing but huge progress has been made. My indication is these will be rental properties. Ill keep you posted if I hear differently.

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Studs to Shingles – November Edition

So you think construction and development slow down in the off-season? No Way! There is more happening now in our neighborhoods than in past years – and that’s saying lot. I’ll be writing about many of these different projects keeping my eye on them over then few months. It’s interesting to see how development is changing th landscape but in many ways keeping it exactly the same.

For instance 6 Pleasant Street below sold in November 2018 for $750,000. Work began almost immediately and without any noticeable change to volume or footprint – Look at it now! It has retained its original size and perhaps added half a floor on top. It has not officially been listed for sale but is rumored that when it is it will be somewhere above $1.5M.

122 Commercial Street is a well known and iconic (excuse the word – but it’s true) building at the hook of Commercial Street across from the Coast Guard. Station. It sold for $1.5M in February of 2018. The very able Cape Tip Builders are renovating the building, after lifting it, into what is sure to be a fabulous small development. We’ll keep you posted.

72A Commercial Street was already one of the most charming West End cottages loctaed on the walking path between Commercial Street and Tremont Street. It sold in November 2018 for $880K. It has also been recently raised and an incredible renovation is sure to follow. Sorry for the refuse laden picture – its hard to get greta pictures of constuction zones.

These three developments/renovations illustrate the incredible quality of design and construction work being done in Provincetown. I’ll bring you many more examples in the next few weeks.

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Provincetown Sale Of The Week – 73 Commercial Street – $3.26M

73 Commercial Street is a one of a kind waterfront home in the West End. It is a three bedroom four bathroom home with 2,426 square feet. It sold for $3.260M and had an original list price of $3.499M.











MLS REMARKS:  Spend your summer on the Provincetown West End waterfront overlooking historic Captain Jack’s Wharf, with magnificent views of the harbor out to the tip of Cape Cod, Long Point Light House. This 2015 renovated antique has all the amenities and quality finishes awaiting you, your friends and family.Three large bedrooms with en suite baths on three separate floors: each with waterfront decks for entertaining. A total of 2426 square feet of living space sits on a 5358 square foot lot.Property includes generous water frontage and direct access to the beach.Love boating? Moor your boat right out front; plus plenty of room to store all your water toys.From the chef’s stainless steel kitchen with Sub Zero refrigerator, full size Liebherr wine fridge (300 bottles) and Bertazzoni range; to the walled decorative gas fireplace in the dining area; to the exquisite expansive 1st fl outdoor entertaining deck and professionally landscaped yard. This property must be seen to be appreciated.


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Provincetown Listing Of The Week – 481 Commercial Street #2 – Waterside – $899K

481 Commercial Street #2 is a one of a kind waterfront living experience. It has one bedroom and one bath and is located on the water in the East End of town. It has 487 square feet and is being marketed for $899K.












The Boathouse at the Chandler House Condominiums is one the most sought-after waterfront cottages in Provincetown. This one-of-a-kind property sits on the water and has sensational views on three sides that offer an extraordinary beachfront experience. The private deck provides the some of the best views of the bay, beach and the Provincetown waterfront. The Gallery District is right outside your door as well as some of the best restaurants in town. The living area is wide open to the deck, lovely for year-round use and has a cozy window seat overlooking the water. There is a fireplace with a warm barn-board surround. The fully equipped kitchen has a breakfast bar with a glorious view out to the east. The bedroom has vaulted ceilings and a barn-door slider for privacy. The renovated bathroom has granite countertops with custom tiling. There is common laundry area and parking for one car. The Boathouse has one of the highest rental incomes in the complex – which itself is one of the top rental destinations in town – that generated a gross rental income of $58K in 2017.





















Please call if you would like to know more about this exceptional property.

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Provincetown Sale Of The Week – 664R Commercial Street #1 – $980K

664R Commercial Street #1 is a free standing condo in a three unit development high atop a hill in the East End. It is a two bedroom three bath condo with 1,560 square feet. It sold for $980K with a listing price of $1.059M.











MLS Remarks: Panoramic water views. New construction single family Cape. East End hilltop setting with only two other homes. Reverse floor plan with living dining and kitchen on top. Open to a deck that runs the full width of the home. A gas fireplace, a half bath and a handy kitchen pantry complete the upper level. There are two master suites each with a full bath on the first floor. Both open to another large deck and there are good water views from this level as well. A large hall with an alcove for a home office and a laundry room complete this level. Full basement. Red oak hardwood floors throughout. White shaker cabinets in kitchen and bathrooms with granite counters. Subway tile showers. Central AC. Just about ready for occupancy.


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Provincetown $1M Plus! Three Of The Best

The million dollar plus market is the most talked about market segment in town. Why wouldn’t it be? We are lucky to have some of the most gorgeous and desirable real estate in the country. $1M + properties are spread throughout town in the East End, West End and of course on the waterfront. A walk with your summer guests out Commercial Street to the Red Inn on a lazy summer afternoon drives that point home – or a walk out through the gallery district to PAAM and and the far East End beyond.

Currently there are 25 properties on the market with asking prices over $1M,  consisting of 10  condos and 15 single family homes.

For context last year 34 properties sold over $1M. 29 single family homes and 5 condominiums. So far this year there have been 4 sales over $1M. Two condominiums and two single family homes.

Three of my favorites are featured below.



423 Commercial Street  #4 is a one of a kind waterfront home. It has one bedroom  and one bath all in 397 square feet. It is being marketed for $1.095M.











MLS Remarks: You will find this enchanting, one bedroom cottage in the gallery district of Provincetown, set back from Commercial Street and sited directly on the beach. Completely renovated in 2015, amenities include wood floors, stone countertops and a split system A/C. An abundance of windows let the sun and salt-air breezes in. There is an exclusive use deck right on the beach in addition to a roof-deck. Parking for one car, on-site laundry and storage. Phenomenal rental income makes this a good investment or use it as your own personal retreat. Courtesy of Atlantic Bay Sotheby’s Int’l Real Estate.












11 Pilgrim Heights Road  is a three bedroom, two bath single family home with 1,803 square feet. It is being marketed for $1.499M. Pilgrim Heights Road is in the far West End close to The Moors and Herring Cove Beach.











MLS Remarks: West End contemporary perched high on hill with dune and bay views. It was built in 1983, had a major remodel in 1994 and it is time to do it again. The core of the house is a hexagon centered by a field stone chimney. Upside down floor plan with living and kitchen on top open to a large deck and views. Bump out additions were added to the lower level to enlarge the bedrooms. Master with ensuite. Two bedrooms and baths are on the lower level and both walk out to another large deck. Over sized garage with one stall plus work shop/studio. There is a third bedroom off of the main living area presently used as a home office.













139 Commercial Street is a stunning three bedroom three and one half bathroom beachfront condo in the near West End. It is part of a five unit condo association and is being marketed for $2.995M.











MLS Remarks: Rare, West End waterfront! This beautiful three bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, free-standing townhouse, is on the market for the first time. The living area is on the 2nd. floor providing wonderful harbor views. There are high ceilings, gorgeous floors, a gas fireplace & a bay side deck. The top floor bedrooms and bathroom all have cathedral ceilings with the master facing the bay. The first floor bedroom with bay view, has an ensuite bath. There is also a private patio and separate entrance. This home comes with one heated garage parking space and one outdoor space too. There is split-duct a/c through-out & gas heat. A staircase and boardwalk lead you over a protective dune to the beach. Condo. fee TBD. Each building is responsible only for its own maintenance. This property is NOT in a flood zone. Courtesy of Long Point Remax Real estate.











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Provincetown – PBG New Year Calendar of Events




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Truro – The Three Highest Priced Homes For Sale

The three highest priced homes for sale in Truro look an awful lot like Nantucket, but while they represent the high end well,  Truro does have an incredibly diverse inventory of single family homes for sale in all price ranges.

There are 60 houses on the market and 66% of them (40) are priced under $1M....23 of them are priced under $750K. There are 13 between $1M and $2M and 7 above $2m – three of which are shown here.

50 single family have sold year to date – 34 were priced under $1M and 16 were priced over $1M. The average sold price is $960K.


The Top Three

2 Mary’s Way 9,570 square feet of luxury resort life. seven bedrooms and nine baths…on a 1 3/4 acre lot. It is being marketed at $4.995M.











MLS Remarks: Rare opportunity to own this one of a kind seaside resort. Enjoy tennis, or a game of basketball? Then relax in the sun and take a dip in the ocean at the private association beach before lunch and a quick game of horseshoes. Catch dinner in the bay. After watching a spectacular sunset grab some popcorn and take advantage of the home theater. The present owner has thought of everything including a special expansive game room for rainy days. This set up gives family, friends and guests multiple options for relaxing, exercising and creating lasting memories. There are 22 parking spaces and a detached 3 car garage with upper level space for a gym and up another flight to conference room. Perfect for extended family or large family reunion gatherings. There’s no other property like this one! Listing courtesy of William Raveis Real Estate.


21 Crestview Circle is a four bedroom, six bath contemporary masterpiece in N Truro. It has 5,456 square feet and a private beach. It is being marketed at $4.950M.










MLS Remarks – Modern Masterpiece. Logic, art & nature harmonize in a striking bluff-top dwelling overlooking Cape Cod Bay. Located in Truro on the Outer Cape, this 21st Century-Modern beach home is warm & comfortable…bold & avant-garde. Clad in luminous red cedar, the home’s horizontal, abstract lines embrace grand yet intimately scaled interiors that offer panoramic views of bay & coast. Graced by a natural palette of materials (limestone, honed granite, Tabu ash, walnut), accented by subtly rich colors & textures (chenille, faux suede) & powered by cutting-edge technology (Savant Home operating system), the home offers an unusual sense of comfort & well-being. Superb views, private beach, unparalleled luxury. Harmonious master strokes of architecture, landscape & interior design have resulted in a bold & beautiful beach home that is in a class by itself. Listing courtesy of Robert Paul Properties.



One Bluff Terrace is a four bedroom, six bath home with 5,075 square feet on a 47,000 sf lot. It i being marketed for $3.595M









MLS Remarks: Overlooking the beautiful ocean on a sandy bluff sits this sophisticated waterfront home. Collaborative efforts have transformed this residence into a stunning modern oasis with 5000 sq. ft. and beautifully balanced living areas all oriented toward the water. A magnificent kitchen, dining, and great room anchor the home and access the wrap around deck. There is a mud room, home office, butlers pantry, laundry room and 2 story foyer that complete the main floor. The first floor master suite with a spa like bath showcase water vistas of the sea and beyond. The second floor features 2 bedrooms with ensuite baths, family room with private deck and den. There is a guest suite over the garage, inground pool and a private stairway to your own white sandy beach…the ultimate waterfront home. Listing courtesy of Robert Paul Properties.


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Provincetown – Back On The Market – 46 Shank Painter Road – $875K


46 Shank Painter Road is a 15 year old contemporary cape with luxurious living on three levels – and a complete surprise! As you enter the house you are immediately struck by the view of Shank Painter Pond Wildlife Sanctuary. Most people don’t realize that this incredible pond view exists behind the house. This house literally sits on Shank Painter Pond and looks out on the most beautiful conservation land in town.


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The front of the house is a traditional full Cape with an extension that has it’s own entrance, and the back of the house is 3 full floors of glass sliders that take full advantage of the view – and is only 2 blocks to Commercial Street!

The pictures below show the living room and dining room – the west and south walls are rough hewn stone, the floors are hardwood, (and have just been refinished) and the view is delightful. There is a wood burning fireplace, a large full bath, and a den with doors out to a sheltered and private sunning/dining deck.


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The chef’s kitchen has double Themador wall ovens, double stainless sinks, a subzero fridge, a 6 burner gas stove top, double trash compactors and beautiful marble and tiled full wall backsplash.


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The spacious master suite on the lower level has sliders out to the yard and pond beyond.  The large master bath has double sinks, a large glass enclosed shower, and the double size soaking tub with a view that you see below. In addition on this level there are double walk in closets,  a full size sauna, and a large laundry room with side by side W/D and extra storage. In the backyard, steps from the master bedroom is a large hot tub, and an outside shower.


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46 rear view Shank Painter Pond







The second suite is the top floor of the house, and has stunning views of the conservation land stretching out before you. This floor is a light and bright and has been used by the owners as an artists studio. There is a combination master bath, and a charming  meditation room on this floor, and a private deck.

46 Shank Painter Road is being offered at $875,000.

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Provincetown Listing Of The Week – 11 Thistlemore Rd – $1.349M


11 Thistlemore Road is a three bedroom four bath home with 2,608 square feet on a 8,276 square foot lot. It is a stunning  renovation of one of the most dramatic houses in the neighborhood. It is being marketed for $1.349M.











MLS Remarks: A rare find in Provincetown … a contemporary home with a modern day appeal.Perched at the peak of a private neighborhood, take in the commanding views of the bay and backside dunes from the 400sf top floor deck. Rest and relax in the sun or shade on one of the many private decks or screened in porch. Both the garden guest suite and master bedroom floor provide wonderful generous privacy. The stylish modern Leicht kitchen and amenities lead to additional elegant open space for dining and cocktail parties. Improvements include hardwood grade A oak floors throughout,specialty lighting, top notch fixtures, integrated landscape design, new roofing, renovated baths and more. Listing courtesy of William Ravies Real Estate.

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