Either-Or: An Antique Cape in Sandwich vs. an Artsy Leather District Loft

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Photos by Taylor Michaud (Sandwich); loftsboston.com / Maxwell Associates (Boston)

22 Grove Street, Sandwich Sale Price: $800,000 107 South Street, #3C, Boston
$875,000
341
3,613 square feet
4
2.5
Asking Price
Days on Market
Size
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
$819,000
3
1,240 square feet
1
1

With a little imagination, you can often find new ways to create space in an old property—which is exactly what these two recently sold homes prove. The first, a sprawling house in Sandwich, maximized its square footage by relocating and merging two buildings, from the 17th and 18th centuries, into one historical masterpiece. Original beams line the ceilings and wide planks of pine furnish the floors, some of which date to the late 1600s.

Fifty-six miles away in a Leather District loft, meanwhile, the vibe is less Colonial and more industrial—but no less resourceful. Featuring multiple rooms carved out of a former warehouse, the open space includes a narrow alcove ideal for a home workspace as well as a decommissioned freight elevator that’s now a petite sitting room cordoned off by wood-framed sliding doors. At 1,240 square feet, it’s nearly three times smaller than the Sandwich home, but the creativity of the layout more than measures up.

 

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