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On the Market: An “Upside Down” Provincetown Home with a Carriage House

A large yard that borders a conservation area sweetens the deal of this seaside town escape.


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10R Commercial St, Provincetown
Price: $3,799,000
Size: 1,908 square feet
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 2.5

This Provincetown three-bedroom might feature an “upside down” floor plan, but being here feels pretty right.

The layout means that the expansive common area is stacked on the second level to maximize the views, which leaves the first floor for the bedrooms. Quirky floorplan aside, the house upends the expectations of a Ptown pad, where you often choose between paying for a tiny place right next to local attractions, or a larger home a ways away. Though tucked in the far West End, you’re just a short jaunt from the Provincetown Inn for afternoon soaks by the pool. The home borders conservation lands, too, offering a private oasis beyond an already spacious yard.

Past the manicured gardens, head past the front door to find two guest rooms, a bathroom, and the main suite with its private bath and French doors that lead to the yard. Upstairs, the main living space is a penthouse-worthy escape with a dramatic shiplap vaulted ceiling that’s bedecked with beams. Chill by the stone-wrapped fireplace in the seating area or at the built-in window seat before whipping up a meal in the crisp white kitchen. There, the wood of the butcher-block island contrasts with the glinting stainless steel appliances and hood. Savor breakfast in the bright dining area by the entrance to the deck, before a day working from home in the nearby office space (that is, if you can tear your eyes off the views of the yard).

The separate carriage house boasts the best of the main home in a more petite package. The first-level features stone floors, a farmer’s sink, and half-bath. With an open floor plan and reclaimed flooring, the second floor awaits a new life—maybe as a yoga studio, a second office or whatever else you can dream up.

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

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