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Vintage Chatham Village Compound Lowers Its Expectations

Here now, a Chatham Village listing sure to appeal to those with compound interests, a love of 1930s architecture, the ability to swing a hammer and/or the funds to hire such talent.

"Not one but TWO homes in Chatham's Old Village, within walking distance to Main Steet, Lighthouse Beach and the lighthouse!" So begins the brokerbabble for 43 Hallet Lane. The houses on the .15 acre property date to 1936 and are currently "rustic and in need of TLC!" In front, there's a converted former carriage house with two-bedrooms and one-bathroom. The "Apple Cottage" is located toward the back of the lot and is an unheated one-bedroom, one-bathroom. If this sounds like it's made for those with bulldozer fantasies, no such luck because the "property is of historical significance in Chatham and cannot be torn down." That tidbit most likely explains why "the perfect blend of charm, history and potential" in a "location of multi-million dollar homes" has ever so slightly lowered its expectations. The vintage fixer hit the market in May asking $995,000 and is now hoping for $975,000.
· Listing: 43 Hallet Lane, Chatham [Kinlin Grover Real Estate and]