The home at 210 Bradford St. is a Provincetown dream.
Built in 1880, this funky Victorian-era gem features five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, original wide-planked floors and towering 11-foot ceilings. This home combines the best of both the antique and the modern worlds, with modern luxuries like AC and heat control in every room and an outdoor hot tub, while also preserving much of the home's antique charms.
210 Bradford St., listed for $3.695 million, has many sought-after commodities rare for a Cape Cod home, including an in-law suite with its own kitchenette, private balconies, art studio space and a breakfast nook, all while being within a block of the beach and a few minutes walk from downtown.
Listing agent Steven Azar of Blue Door Realty described this home as not only a unique property itself, but unique to the Cape as well.
“The rooms are laid out in such a way that there’s a lot of intimate space, but there’s also a lot of flexibility in the layout,” he said. “She’s known throughout Provincetown. She’s very much a home.”
Provincetown residents and visitors alike may know the home as the Stowaway Guesthouse, a bed-and-breakfast Azar has run since moving to Provincetown full-time in 2019.
He has since bought land in Costa Rica and plans to develop a wellness center there, making the tough decision to put the home on the market.
“It’s a hard sell,” he said. “It’s bittersweet for sure, but my next chapters are unfolding and I’m just testing the waters to see who would be the right buyer.”
Guesthouses are not only a diminishing business on the Cape, pushed out by the competition and relative ease of Airbnb, but an important cultural space where people can gather and enjoy the beauty of Cape Cod, according to Azar.
Stowaway Guesthouse will remain open for at least the summer 2022 season, and Azar said they are almost fully booked out for June, July and August.
“I’m definitely not giving her away, not going to be nickel and dimed,” he said. “It has to be the right buyer.”
Most guesthouses, especially on the Cape, start as large houses flipped into guesthouses, and 210 Bradford St. is no different.
Because it is on the small end of the large house spectrum, Azar has listed the home as a house rather than a bed-and-breakfast business.
“If the new owners want to make it a business, they can, but if they want it to be their home, they can do that, too,” he said.
Azar lived in the house full-time while running Stowaway, and the privacy he enjoyed while living in a shared space is a testament to the house’s ideal and flexible layout.
“I live here year-round and rent spaces out to people, but I don’t even know they’re there,” he said. “It’s a very flexible house. I could even see someone who has their own practice out of the house doing that.”
Curious Cape Cod: World's best beach house? A tiny breath of fresh air.
For Azar, the property’s outdoor space is one of its best amenities.
“The back yard is very private, and is kind of an oasis with the hot tub and sauna,” he said. “The location is perfect because it’s kind of set back, so you have a lot of privacy, but it’s also steps from the beach. There might be more outdoor space than indoor.”
But above all else, the house’s spirit is what sets 210 Bradford St. apart.
“She definitely has a spirit. When we host parties or have people over she just shines,” he said. “When people come in, they exhale. She’s not a normal house, she’s just special.”
210 Bradford Street
Square feet: 3,484
Rooms: five bedrooms, seven bathrooms
Year built: 1880
Lot size: 0.30 acres
Contact: Steven Azar, Blue Door Realty, 857-998-2378
This article originally appeared on Cape Cod Times: 210 Bradford St. in Provincetown on sale for $3.695 million