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On the Market: A Sunshine-Filled Oasis in Provincetown

Situated right on the shore, this skylit condo was formerly home to American playwright Eugene O’Neill.


Provincetown beach condo

Photo by Elyssa Cohen Photography

577 Commercial St. #U3W, Provincetown

Price: $959,000
Size: 1,200 square feet
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 2

Toss out your ideas of a cookie cutter beach house with no personality besides its proximity to the shore. This seaside condo’s thoughtful design and historical quirks make it much more than a place to trek sand into.

Stroll straight from the beach, up the stairs, across the roomy deck, and through the sliding glass doors into the kitchen. There, find the home’s first eccentricity: A cylindrical, white wood-burning stove takes a central position, giving the bright and fresh room a retro vibe.

Another notable detail: Along the mahogany ceiling beams, hand-painted phrases are said to be pulled from the book Light on the Path, by theosophist Mabel Collins. Even more remarkable, the quotes were painted by famed playwright Eugene O’Neill, perhaps best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning play Long Day’s Journey into Night, who lived in the unit with his wife, author Agnes Bolton, in the early 1900s.

Other neat elements have been added in more recent years, such as an almost entirely blue bathroom. Small squares of cerulean and aquamarine tile cover the walls around the sink and inside of the shower, while blue marbled tiles on the floor create a wave-like effect.

Upstairs, the master bed occupies the home’s most covetable corner. Walls of windows reach up to the top of the vaulted ceiling, and a sliding door leads out onto a small balcony with ocean and Provincetown views. If you’re looking to get some work done, step into the secluded office alcove, where a skylit desk ensures you won’t have to stop sea-gazing for even a second.

For information, contact Emily Flax, Atlantic Bay Sotheby’s International Realty, atlanticbaysir.com

Photo by Elyssa Cohen Photography

Photo by Elyssa Cohen Photography

Photo by Elyssa Cohen Photography

Photo by Elyssa Cohen Photography

Photo by Elyssa Cohen Photography

Photo by Elyssa Cohen Photography

Photo by Elyssa Cohen Photography

Provincetown beach house

Photo by Elyssa Cohen Photography

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