On the Market: An 1800s Jewel in Truro

With an artist’s cottage in the backyard.

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24 Old County Road, Truro
Price: $955,000
Size: 1,950 square feet
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 3

This meticulously maintained antique home on the Cape isn’t just another 1800s colonial—it was once used as a hotel called the Highland House before the resort moved to a new building. At the time, though, it was a stopping point for New England’s own Henry David Thoreau. (His book Cape Cod was published in 1865.)

The home has since been moved to its present location at 24 Old County Road, and is for sale for a cool $955,000. An impressive kitchen overlooks a breakfast nook, and beyond it, there’s a living room and a dining room—both complete with fireplaces—as well as a mudroom. There are five bedrooms in all; the ones on the top floor offer glimpses of the water. On the lowest level, there’s an in-law apartment, and in the backyard, an artist’s cottage makes the perfect workshop for a painter.

For information, contact Iskren Georgiev, Atlantic Bay Sotheby’s International Realty, atlanticbaysir.com.

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