"Offered on the public market for the first time since it was built in 1820, this showpiece property has only had 3 owners in the past 100 years." Translation: people apparently knock on the door and ask to buy this Provincetown stunner.
According to the Building Provincetown blog, the circa 1820 abode at 82 Commercial Street has been owned by a variety of prominent Provincetownians (new word), including Dr. Max A. Berman, the town optometrist, and his wife Anita, who worked as a guidance counselor at Provincetown High School. After nearly 30 years of ownership, the Berman's sold the historic spread to Gregory L. Craig, a private investor, for $1,185,000 in 2007. Mr. Craig embarked on an "ambitious, multi-year restoration" of the 7BR, 4BA 3,294-square-footer. Here's how the brokerbabble sums up the results of the top-to-bottom nip/tuck:
This classic Cape Cod home, with its sweeping lawn & white picket fence, is an iconic property in Provincetown's West End, one of a very few that boast this square footage on almost a 1/4 acre of land, in the heart of the historic district. The house has been impeccably restored to its original grandeur, and all of its core infrastructure has been brought up to date. The home is expansive, w/ 7 bedrooms, pine floors, period wainscoting and trim, formal living and dining rooms each with wood burning FPs, and a classic sunroom that offers views of Long Point Light. Underground utilities, irrigation, new HVAC, wiring, sewer connection, security, generator, ext siding & cedar roof w/in recent years. The rather lovely home on .24 acres (hello, swimming pool!) hit the market yesterday asking $2,945,000.
· Listing: 82 Commercial Street, Provincetown [Zillow]
· 82 Commercial Street [Building Provincetown]