Every Week, Curbed Comparisons breaks down what you can get at the same price point, style or size in five different Cape and Islands neighborhoods. This week, sea captain's homes listed for $599K to $6.95M
We begin in Edgartown, at 80 South Water Street, where we find the Captain Valentine Pease House. Built for the whaling captain in 1836, the property is "an attractive blend of modern amenities and historic charm" featuring seven bedrooms, four full and two half baths. The home sits across from the Mayhew Parsonage and offers clear views of Edgartown Harbor. In addition, the village property comes with built-in dinner party bragging rights as Captain Pease is believed to be one of the inspirations behind Melville's Captain Ahab and the crib was owned for many years by Oscar-winning actress Patricia Neal. First listed in March for $3,830,000, an August pricechop has brought the ask down to $3,500,000.
· Listing: 80 South Water Street, Edgartown [Wallace & Co. Sotheby's International Realty via Zillow]
In Sandwich, at 195 Route 6a, we find the the Captain Stephen S. Chipman House. Built in 1850, the renovated four bedroom, four bath offers views of the sand dunes of Cape Cod Bay. The two acre property even includes its own pond and a "serene pastoral setting." There's a current bed and breakfast license and a first floor bedroom for those running the ship. First listed in July 2008 for $775K, four pricechops have brought the ask down to $599K.
· Listing: 195 Route 6a, Sandwich [Sotheby's International Realty via Zillow]
In Hyannis, at 35 Pleasant Street, we find the Captain Allen Crowell House. Built in 1852, the property is perfected located on Captain's Row in the Historic District of Hyannis, just down the street from Hyannis Harbor. Over the years, the Crowell has been a single family, a rooming house, and a bed and breakfast. The carriage house has been converted into an art studio and museum. The seven bedroom, three and a half bath main house features five fireplaces and could potentially be used as professional offices. The property last sold in May 2006 for $500K and was listed in December 2009 for $850K. Two pricechops and one priceupper have brought the current listing price to $669K.
· Listing: 35 Pleasant Street, Hyannis [Zillow]
Over on Nantucket, at 7 Academy Lane, we find a property built in 1806. Originally home to whaling captain Reuben R. Bunker, the eight bedroom, eight bath Academy Hill compound was renovated in 2011. The main house includes five en suite bedrooms plus a third floor loft with built-in captain's beds (very fitting) and a full bath. There's also a separate two bedroom, two bath guest cottage with a single car garage. The widow's walk offers views of Nantucket Sound and the Town spires. Yours for $6,950,000.
· Listing: 7 Academy Lane, Nantucket [Zillow]
In South Yarmouth, at 308 Old Main Street, we find a 12 bedroom, 13 bath former sea captain's home built in 1845. The two-story main house features a wrap around porch, balconies and a patio. The guest house features balconies and two suites. Both buildings have been restored and feature marble mantel gas fireplaces, Palladian windows and vaulted ceilings. The 9,110 sq. ft. property is on the National Register of Historic Places. First listed in May 2010 for $2,290,000, the place is now yours for $1,930,000.
· Listing: 308 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth [Zillow]
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