On the Market: A Polished Maritime Abode in Provincetown
An antique porthole and shiny brass fixtures create an anchored oasis on the Cape Cod coast.
45 Commercial St. #U1, Provincetown
Size: 375 square feet
Getting on a boat and heading out to the middle of the ocean may sound pretty nice right about now…but then, grocery stores don’t tend to deliver to ships at sea. So here’s a stunning alternative: A small condo in Provincetown’s West End, anchored at shore but with 180 degree views out to the water, and glossy furnishings that make the whole place feel like a high-end houseboat.
Quartz counters and high-gloss cabinets in Newburyport Blue mimic the ocean and sky scape right through the hurricane-rated sliding doors. (The unit itself ducks under 400 square feet, but the elevated deck on the other side of those doors adds another 66 square feet.) Oak floors are a pretty close color match to the sandy beach down below, but the rounded teak open shelving with delicate brass rail is where the yacht-like furnishings come back into play.
The solid brass hardware extends into the bathroom, which is clad in white-and-gold luxury, from the door handle and shower head, to the all-over subway tiling. Should you miss the ocean while you’re rinsing off, you can still glimpse it through the antique porthole embedded into the stall, which also beams sunlight into the room.
Though it features a shiplap accent wall, the bedroom is less obviously nautical than the rest of the cabin. If you love it decorated exactly as it is, though, there is the opportunity to purchase all of the furniture and accessories separately—even the varnished teak dining table with a blue marlin inlay.
For information, contact Emily Flax, Atlantic Bay Sotheby’s International Realty, atlanticbaysir.com.
The Boston Home team has curated a list of the best home design and home remodeling professionals in Boston, including architects, builders, kitchen and bath experts, lighting designers, and more. Get the help you need with FindIt/Boston's guide to home renovation pros.