Provincetown – The Goode & Farmer Report – January 2020

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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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Provincetown Listing Of The Week – 27 Creek Road – $1.799M

27 Creek Road is a four bedroom four bath single family home in the West End. It has 2,214 square feet and is being marketed for $1.799M

Remarks: WEST END NEW CONSTRUCTION ! Custom built 4 bedroom, 31/2 bath contemporary, built with quality material and attention to detail. This spacious sun filled house is on 3 levels, maximizing space and privacy, an open floor plan that flows seamlessly, a two story cathedral living room with fireplace, dining room walls of glass capture the views leading to 4 large decks offering expansive outdoor living. A custom kitchen with crafted carpentry, center island, granite, stainless Thermador and Bosch appliances. 2 of the 4 bedrooms are king sized with full baths. This prime west end home offers plenty of parking, a professional landscaped lot and a walk to town location. Listing courtesy of the Greene Realty Group.

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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 Listing Of The Week – 104 Commercial Street

104 Commercial Street is that very recognizable house on the curve of Commercial Street across from the Coast Guard Station. It is surrounded by gorgeous hydrangeas most of the summer! It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,544 squrae feet and is being marketed for $1.775M

MLS Remarks: Amenities abound in this smartly renovated 3/2 single family waterview in the sought after West End. The property has been occupied as both a year round home and a very lucrative vacation rental totaling approx. $80,000/year with many repeat renters. Sip your morning or evening beverages on the front porch swing; cookout in the private backyard patio; entertain in the open living and dining rooms; bring your water toys across the street to the beach and take advantage of the private mooring there as well. A much admired colorful garden of roses and hydrangeas fills the fenced front yard. The west side of the home features a large private second floor deck for sunning and relaxing. Parking for 2 vehicles on site or in the lot just around the corner. This home is certain to bring years of memories to any new buyers and their friends & family. Listing courtesy of Raveis Real Estate.

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Provincetown – The Highest And Lowest Priced Single Family Homes Sold In 2017

$420,000 to $3,329,000 – the range of prices of single family homes sold in Provincetown in 2017. Below are the three highest priced and the three lowest priced houses sold. As with condos the range is wide and indicative of the varied affordability present in the Provincetown market. Yes, the “Trophy” home sales take up lots of the energy and certainly are important and memorable in their own right, as they anchor the high end, but they sometimes overshadow the numerous sales of more moderately priced homes that represent most of the market.


The three highest priced sales (low to high)

82 Commercial $3.235M – seven bedrooms and four baths in 3,294 square feet.



MLS REMARKS: This historic and iconic property is truly a Masterpiece property. Occupying one of the largest lots in the West End and known for its sweeping lawn and picket fence, the house has received the finest renovation, from top to bottom, inside to out.  Now featuring a stunning new master suite with reclaimed wood floors and walls, and a master bath with all Waterworks fixtures and tile. The kitchen is top of the line with marble counters, Wolf range, integrated SubZero fridge. Several living spaces in addition to the many bedrooms, plus 2 laundry rooms. Outside, enjoy beautiful landscaping, with decks, patios, a serene bluestone courtyard, outdoor shower, shed, and a privately sited hot tub. Prkng for 4+.


8 TH 3.25M – three bedrooms and four baths with 3,548 square feet.



MLS REMARKS: You will find this custom built, 3BD/3.5 BA home sited high on a hill in a coveted West End location, with sweeping,panoramic views of Provincetown Harbor, Rooftop views to the Monument and even a peek of the ocean. Built in 2002 with an upside-down floor plan encompassing 3,548 square feet, amenities include wood floors throughout, a double sided fireplace,   mature gardens and an irrigation system. The kitchen has granite counters and commercial grade Viking appliances. The large, wrap-around deck offers plenty of room for entertaining. . Each of the 3 bedrooms offers an en-suite marble & limestone bath.


19 Commercial 3.329M – three bedrooms and four baths, 2,525 square feet.



MLS REMARKS: Once in a lifetime waterfront opportunity in the heart of the historic West End! No detail was overlooked in this 2011 custom rebuild. Enter into the vast living space where the view of the bay will instantly captivate you. Designed for entertaining, guests will move easily through the open floor plan layout. The home is richly appointed with gleaming hickory floors, stunning coffered ceilings, and beautiful moldings. The chef’s kitchen features a large center island, a 6 burner Wolf Range and stone countertops. A large gas fireplace with custom mantle surround is the centerpiece of the living room, which comfortably houses two sitting areas and a large dining room.


The three lowest priced sales.  (low to high).

37 Court Street – $420K – two bedrooms and one bath, 720 square feet.



MLS REMARKS: As the lowest priced single family home currently on the market in Provincetown, this property offers enormous potential & expansion possibilities. This corner lot ranch home offers an open, spacious livingroom/diningroom area with wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors, galley kitchen w/pantry, master bedroom, guest bedroom, 1 bath, oil heat, gas stove. There is a large fenced-in yard area & off-street parking for 2+ cars. This home is on town sewer & water & just a short walk to Commercial St, and beach. This property is being sold in ‘AS IS’ condition. Information is deemed to be reliable, but not guaranteed. Buyer to verify all facts & details.


22 Kimberly Ave – $550K – two bedrooms and two baths – 1,764 square feet.



MLS REMARKS: This whimsical home, owned by a local artist, is located in sought after Meadowview Heights Association close to town yet nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac lot. Open living room area with a floor to ceiling center brick fireplace, cathedral ceiling and skylight. Two bedrooms, living room with fireplace, large loft and two full bathrooms. Home is in need of updating or a great site to build your dream home.





290 Bradford Street – $575K – two bedrooms and one bath – 636 square feet.



MLS REMARKS: Tucked away behind trees and privacy fencing, is this sweet two bedroom house, which is not a condo. The living/dining area is bright and sunny. Against one wall is a brick, wood-burning fireplace. The dining area is set into an over-size bay window. One bedroom is located at the front of the cottage, and the second is at the back. It has a sliding door that leads to a private patio. There are wood floors through-out. For a compact parcel, this property has a number of spots to enjoy the outdoors. There is a covered patio at the front door, a private patio at the back of the property, & along the west side you have room for gardening.


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Provincetown Sale Of The Week – $1.547M – 23 Blueberry


23 Blueberry Ave is a four bedroom, 3 bath single family property with 3,147 square feet. It sits  on a lot of 10,890 sf. It sold for $1.547M on a list price of $1.650M. Blueberry Ave is an extension of West Vine Street that runs into Bayberry Ave in the West End.











MLS COPY: This spacious and bright 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bath home is located in the West End subdivision known as Meadowview Heights. It was designed to maximize privacy and it has 6 decks with a combined total of 1,000 s.f. where one can see the most breathtaking sunsets. The main floor has two bedrooms 1 w fireplace, two baths plus master ensuite bathroom and a large sunroom. Upstairs has a kitchen, half bath, dining room, living room with skylights, fireplace and vaulted ceilings. The lower level has a home theater with a wood-stove, wet bar, guest room with full bath, utility room; garage and a heated artist studio work shop. Central irrigation system, alarm system, outside garden shed and mature lush landscaping.











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