For Sale/Rent

On the Market: An Airy Provincetown Pad with a Guest Cottage

Hoof it from the hubbub of Commercial Street to your cozy home in five minutes flat.


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521A Commercial Street, Provincetown
Price: $2,695,000
Size: 900 square feet
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 2.5

Dubbed “Sea Urchin,” this petite Provincetown pad proffers the best that the Cape destination has to offer. Just a quick walk from the center of town, the cottage-like space is tucked down a sandy lane and hugged by the bay, taking you from toasting the day at the bars to lounging on the couch in no time. The property has a summer rental history, though the next owner couldn’t be blamed for keeping this bayside beauty to themselves.

“I fell in love with Sea Urchin when I saw it on my first trip to Provincetown over 30 years ago,” the homeowner says. “A five-minute walk to the heart of downtown, but quiet and away from it all.”

Find all the frills you’d expect in a classic Cape house, with a luxe touch. Take in the glistening Carrera marble countertops, the white-washed cathedral ceiling in the great room, and the stainless steel appliances in the kitchen with its built-in cabinets. The palette of pristine white plays off the wood floors throughout, with six-foot sliding glass doors in the great room offering views of the Provincetown Harbor and an invitation to hang on the long deck. While everyone loves a summer jaunt to the Cape, the gas fireplace in the great room tempts you to curl up with a cup of tea as you soak up the quiet beauty of the winter off-season.

The nearby main bedroom carves out some subdued time in an otherwise social spot. With a tiled, private full bath—guests can stick to the half-bath by the living area—the surprisingly spacious room sings with cathedral ceilings and a bright vibe thanks to the windows and sliding glass doors. Feel the sparks by the gas fireplace, too, which ramps up the romantic, hotel-suite vibe of the bedroom.

Here, it’s all about flowing between indoors and out. Pop out onto the front bay-facing deck right from the great room and main bedroom. Lounge in the outdoor living room on the paver patio, which flows seamlessly into the sand.

Get ready to entertain guests, since when your friends find out you’ve scored a home in Provincetown, they will absolutely be hitting you up. Luckily, the guest suite is a separate structure with both shiplap and beadboard paneling for a ship-captain-meets-cottage look. “It’s ideal for guests, as they have their own entrance and gives everyone some nice privacy,” the homeowner says. The pristine white bathroom boasts a marble vanity and tiled shower for easy clean-up, which will absolutely come in handy for all those post-beach rinses.

For information, contact David Nicolau, Gibson Sotheby’s international Realty, sothebysrealty.com.

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