Either-Or: A Beachy Provincetown Condo vs. Breezy Fenway Digs

It’s amazing what a few miles will do to the market. This month, we compare a three-story home on the Cape with a city abode in Sox territory.

Elyssa Cohen Photography (Provincetown); Ryan Fullam/HelioBook (BOSTON)

21 Bradford Street Extension, #U12, ProvincetownSale Price: $920,000452 Park Drive, #18, Boston
1,296 square feet
Asking Price
Days on Market
1,063 square feet

Fresh air, breathtaking golden-hour views—who doesn’t love a roof deck in spring? Certainly not the new owners of this shingle-style condo in Provincetown’s West End, which features sweeping panoramas of nearby Herring Cove Beach and conservation land from its top-level perch. A balcony-equipped master suite and a skylit second bedroom keep things light and bright inside the home, too.

Meanwhile, 120 miles up the coast, a recently sold Fenway pad offers decidedly different vistas from its roof deck, which is directly accessible from the lofted bedroom. Down the steel spiral staircase, a handpainted ceiling and a fireplace carved from Italian marble make the open-concept interior feel like a Mediterranean hideaway in the middle of Boston. It may have one and a half fewer bathrooms than its Cape counterpart, but the similar square footage proves that city and coastal real estate can have comparable costs—it just depends on what you like to look at.