Fixer-Upper Friday: A Renovation Project in Chatham
This 1910 home is right on Main Street.
2350 Main Street, Chatham
Size: 1,517 square feet
A house for under $310,000 in one of the Cape’s toniest towns? No, it’s not a dream—it’s a fixer-upper.
Advertised as a renovation project, this two-bedroom home is situated right on Main Street in Chatham. The two-story farmhouse was built in 1910, and is positioned on a one-third acre lot in front of another house. While the yard is certainly tiny, it makes enough room for a one-car garage and parking for several cars.
The house itself is in good shape. The interior is reasonably bright, offering original stained glass and door casings. There’s potential in the kitchen—it could be enlarged up to create an open, airy cooking space. Plus, the first floor also offers laundry and an enclosed porch in the front.
The home is heated by natural gas, which is a plus. But there are some drawbacks, including outdated carpets, wallpaper, and an unfinished bathroom. But if you take into account the location of the place—not far from bike paths and South Chatham’s sandy beaches—it starts looking like a not-too-shabby summer home.
Ready to dive into restoring it this year? That’ll cost you about $204 per square foot, which is two times cheaper than the town’s median price per square foot of $454.
For information, contact Doug Grattan, Chatham Properties Group, chathampropertiesgroup.com.
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