Outer Cape Homes

Photo Shoot and Drone Video in North Truro

It was a crisp early winter morning when we met up with our photographer at our new listing in North Truro.  She surprised us with her new toy: a drone for photos and videos.  This listing will be coming on to MLS in a few months but it's still available for showings.  Check out the video of the outside of the house and its surroundings here: https://vimeo.com/200724305

You can see this listing information and photos here: http://www.3harborsrealty.com/listing/NMLS002/25-priest-road-truro-ma-02652/

Property Of The Week: Fantastic New Listing in Provincetown

Nestled at the foot of Telegraph Hill, in the heart of the West End, is this hidden gem of a cottage. Everything about this beautiful building is carefully planned and thought-out. Wonderfully crafted built-ins make for a perfect use of space and are ship-like in their detail. There are two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. A recent addition greatly expanded the living/dining area, as well as providing a full basement underneath, which houses the mechanicals. The second floor deck gives you a wonderful view of the bay and Long Point lighthouse, and just across the street is a boat launch and bay beach.  See the full listing here.

 

Tucked Away West End Gem

Rare Private Swimming Pool

Provincetown Harbor Views

Gorgeous Interior

Summer Heat Adds Sizzle to Outer Cape Real Estate

Yes, I know, that title is a bit cheezy but it is true. We are now in the post- Fourth of July high season on the Outer Cape and the three towns we call home are buzzing with activity. From warm days at the beach and cookouts in the back yard, to art walks, lectures and plays, to trying out new shops and restaurants, visitors and residents alike are enjoying the most animated time of the year.

Amidst all this activity, of course, the beautiful scenery and light of the Outer Cape, inspire as much as, if not more than, ever. Even in the summer rush, there is always that glimpse of Ptown from Route 6 at Highhead or that sun-drenched pond in Wellfleet or the dunes at Longnook in Truro, which catch you and remind you of the unique beauty of our three harbors and the towns around them.

Some of that inspiration, which has fired the minds of visitors for decades, is manifested in the many mid-century modern homes and cottages built in parts of Truro and Wellfleet. A recent article in The Guardian describes several of the houses, which were built by some of the most respected architects of the post World War II era. A few are available for rent by visitors and are managed by the Cape Cod Modern House Trust.

Finally, please join 3Harbors at a "flash" Open House on July 8 from 3 - 5 pm at 33 Fisherman's Road in Truro. This is a bright and airy beach house, which is just a four minute walk from a private association beach on the bay side. It's a perfect spot for your own summer inspiration!

Spring Has Sprung Finally on the Outer Cape

One of the sure signs of spring on the Outer Cape is town meeting. The three Outer Cape towns, Truro, Provincetown and Wellfleet (each of which has one of the harbors from which make up the 3 Harbors name) retain the traditional New England form of town meeting, where residents vote directly on articles covering town budgets, zoning regulations and planning policies. Provincetown usually goes first and town meetings there tend to be spirited multi-evening affairs where passions can run high. Truro and Wellfleet meetings, which can also be enlived by spirited debate, usually only last one night. 

The Truro meeting this year featured an article to replace the existing by-law, which restricts occupancy of most condominiums to nine months of the year, with a by-law allowing condo associations to apply for year-round occupancy permits. Proponents of the change argued that allowing year-round occupancy would increase housing options for those looking to buy and live in something more affordable than a single family house.  Opponents worried about potentially greater demand for Town services and more intense use of our fragile water system. The proposed by-law was defeated so, as before, most Truro condos have to be closed for the winter. 

Another sure sign of Spring is that the boards have come off the windows of cottages, houses and business all over town. Provincetown, especially, is full of the sound of nail guns and construction crews completing Springtime renovations and repairs after the ravages of winter. Additionally, phones are ringing in real estate offices all over the Outer Cape as the better weather is bringing out a rush of buyers who want to see properties that just a few weeks ago were still covered in snow!

Some of our newer listings at 3 Harbors which are getting quite a bit of attention include:

TRURO:

 7 Erlinda

 

and 1 Nelson

WELLFLEET:

60 Old Bay Road

and PROVINCETOWN:

34 Commercial Street 

Come on out and see these before they get snapped up!  Both the weather and the real estate market are definitely heating up!  Here's to an excellent spring time and an even more pheonomenal summer!!!

 

Now This Is A True Get-Away!

At 3Harbors we love all of our listings but sometimes we play favorites and all of us have a crush on this new listing on Lieutenant's Island in Wellfleet.

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Once you drive over the bridge you've practically arrived and once you are inside you are a world away.  All of us remarked at how you really can't see any other houses and the view immediately makes you forget the world's pressures.  If ever a house could lower your blood pressure, this is it! Here's the view that greets you:

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Designed by renowned architect, Paul Kruger, the house features a wonderful master suite that boasts a lovely view, an office area, gorgeous master bathroom and a large vaulted bedroom.  It provides loads of privacy from the guest room wing and living areas.

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The living room is a real treat too.

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The kitchen and dining areas are open and perfect for informal entertaining.

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Here's the screened in porch where you'll spend the afternoon once you've left the beach:

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Check out the full details for the listing here on our website.

 

Stunning Setting on Truro's Oceanside

Nestled in a dune, overlooking Ballston Beach, is this remarkable home that was built for the Snow family in 1899. The house has been subtley updated and walking into it is like stepping back in time.

This Truro house sits on 1.6 acres of land and is approximately sixty feet away from the Dune's edge.  It has its own path down to the beach along the dune's edge.  You have views of not only the ocean but also the Pamet River valley making this a bird watcher's paradise.