Second Homes

A pristine Provincetown two-family Victorian for $1.9 million

By Rebecca Fishbein | June 29, 2018 - 1:00PM 

This six-bedroom, three-bath house was built in 1853 and remodeled in 1996.

Sotheby's International Realty

Provincetown, Massachusetts, located at the northern tip of Cape Cod, is an enclave for artists, activists, and counter culturists, thanks to its thriving LGBTQ and hippie community, and it's a happening vacation destination come summertime, with sandy beaches, nightlife, restaurants and galleries. And there will be a bit more buzz this season with HBO's seven-week pop-up space for the town's queer community, with workshops, screenings, and meet-and-greets with stars of the network's shows.

Provincetown is also where Anthony Bourdain, who died this month at age 61, got his start in the culinary world, and in a 2014 episode of "Parts Unknown," he took viewers to some of his old hangouts, including the now-shuttered Flagship Restaurant (where he worked as a dishwasher) and the famed seafood eatery, the Lobster Pot.

If Provincetown appeals to you, consider this six-bedroom, three-bath, two-family Victorian at 584 Commercial St., now on the market for $1,895,000.

The house has features befitting its 1853 build date, including a mansard roof and molded cornices. Inside, it has high ceilings, pine plank floors, and classic wallpapering.

The main living room features an old-fashioned wood-burning stove and bay windows.

The kitchen has a Sub-Zero refrigerator and Bosch range, in addition to some beautiful cabinetry.

There's a wallpapered and windowed pantry.

The dining room has been painted cornflower blue, though certainly you could paint over it if you wanted to.

The main living quarters include a family room, which also has bay windows.

There's a spacious master bedroom with lots of windows and room for a sitting area.

The master bath has a glass-walled shower and a separate tub, and a very floral theme for the walls and windows.

Another bedroom has decorative moldings and plum-colored walls.

And a third bedroom, this one painted a luminous light purple.

There's also a den, which could be used as a library or office.

As if that weren't enough space, there's also a small, separate one-bedroom apartment on the second floor, which you can use for guests, house help, or for yourself. The apartment has its own kitchen.

And here's the bedroom.

The house is surrounded by a garden, which enclosed by a white picket fence. Provincetown is about a 5.5 hour drive from New York City, and a little over two hours from Boston.

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