Steps from the beach, this former Massachusetts fire station is on

Marketed at $ 2.75 million, the former fire station has been completely renovated and converted into a single-family home.

Built in 1868, the structure was originally designated Fire Station No.2 and was built a year before the local fire department was organized. The domed attic was where the pipes were left to dry. During the 20th century, when an alarm sounded at Town Hall, first responders rushed from what was known as the Pumper Company No. 1 to the fires occurring in the West End.

The fire station was decommissioned in 1993 and was later converted into a one bedroom, three bathroom house. It is still affectionately known as the “Firehouse” and the history of the building is still visible.

A nod to the house’s past, the old loading area has been transformed into a spacious entrance porch.

Outside

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Platform

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Corridor up to the second level

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“This is a beautiful property,” said listing agent Mike Minor, by Coldwell Banker. “From the outside it retains the original architectural features of the fire station, but everything inside has been updated and renovated. The location is highly desirable in the West End of Provincetown. What makes it so unique is an antique property that doesn’t look like an antique. You can be in the center within walking distance of all the restaurants, galleries and shops.

The three-level home, which is practically on the beach, offers water views from the top two floors. On the ground floor, there is a spacious den with full bathroom and access to a fenced patio. The charm is evident everywhere in this cool conversion.

“There are reclaimed hardwood floors, wide paneling on the walls, higher ceilings than one would expect, and interesting architectural features throughout,” Minore explains.

There is a large, bright living room on the second floor as well as a chef’s kitchen with bar and separate dining area.

The master bedroom is located on the third floor, with a cathedral ceiling, skylight, bathroom, and an office or workout area.

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Dining room

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Bathroom

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While the 1,360 square foot home sits on a small 1,307 square foot lot on the busy shopping street, Minore says, “There is a lot of open space around the house so you don’t feel like you’re in the dark. over your neighbors. The openness around the property is incredible.

“The layout is really fun,” adds Minore. “There is plenty of storage. The front of the house has a brick patio and there is parking for one car. There are two tandem spaces just around the corner of Cottage Street which are also included in the sale. What used to be the garage has been transformed half into an outdoor porch and half into an outdoor living space. There is a lovely garden and a fenced yard which is great if you have pets. You are only about 50 meters from the beach.

When there is no more fire hydrant, who could slip into this house?

The agent thinks it’s a perfect income generation retreat.

“The next buyer could be single or in a relationship, and it could be used as a year-round, seasonal or investment property,” Minore explains. “We had a lot of interest in the house, primarily as a vacation property.

Third floor bathroom

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Office on the third floor

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Corridor

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Rear terrace

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