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Five Cape & Island Towns, Five Victorian Houses

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, five Victorian houses asking $369,900 to $1,100,000.


Let's begin in West Barnstable, at 208 Maple Street, where we find a Mansard roof Victorian built in 1852. The restored 4,016 sq. ft. 14 room home includes six bedrooms, five and a half baths all with high ceilings and moldings. There's an updated kitchen with granite and stainless, plus multiple porches and decks. The three-plus acre property overlooks Mill Pond and features direct water access. The licensed B&B hit the market in April asking $999K. Three pricechops totaling $200K have brought the listing down to $799K.
· Listing: 208 Maple Street, West Barnstable [Robert Paul Properties via Zillow]
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In Falmouth, at 70 Palmer Avenue, we find a The William C. Davis House, a renovated Queen Anne Victorian. Built in 1900, the 3,313 sq. ft. residence includes five bedrooms, three baths on three levels. There's an abundance of Victorian details such as dentil molding and an eyebrow window. There are plans for a carriage house and the property is located "in the heart of Falmouth," close to the library, school, restaurants, shops, and bike path. The Davis house first hit the market in March asking $795K. Five pricechops have brought the listing down to $699,900.
· Listing: 70 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth [Zillow]
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In Provincetown, at 876 Commercial Street, we find a Queen Anne Victorian built in 1875. The restored residence includes original details such as gingerbread trim and a tower staircase. The property includes an additional .24 acre lot, Asian gardens with a tea house and koi pond, plus a deeded walkway to the beach across the street. According to the brokerbabble, the 1,042 sq. ft. three bedroom, two bath was "Once lived in by Captain Bangs!" We don't know who he was, but with a name like that...never mind. The bangin' abode originally hit the market back in November 2008 for $1,495,000. The pre-school age listing changed brokers in March of this year and chopped 26.4% from the listing price, which now weighs in at $1.1M.
· Listing: 876 Commercial Street, Provincetown [Zillow]
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Over on the Vineyard in Oak Bluffs, at 55 Samoset Avenue, we find a Victorian built in 1880. The 2,307 sq. ft. four bedroom, two bath features plenty of original details including a wrap around porch. According to the brokerbabble, the residence is located "in the heart of town with easy access to restaurants, shops, beach & ferry." Yours for $775K.
· Listing: 55 Samoset Avenue, Oak Bluffs [Zillow]
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Finally, to South Yarmouth, at 87 Old Main Street, where according to the brokerbabble we find a "super charming antique victorian farmhouse." We were trying to include a price point for mere mortals, but unfortunately, there's nothing charming about the listing photos. Back to the subject at hand, the house was built in 1868 and includes details such as sculptured shingling, a square parlor with a bay window and multiple porches. The 1,726 sq. ft. four bedroom, two bath sits on just over an acre and is close to both Windmill Beach and Bass River Village. The property hit the market in August 2011 asking $399,900. A second pricechop on November 24 brought the asking price down to $369,900.
· Listing: 87 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth [Zillow]
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