BREWSTER – Do you like log houses? This basic question is at the heart of what could be one of the best values currently on the Cape Cod market.
welcome to 27 Old Chatham Road and a hell of a house. The log construction is magnificent and the front farmers porch is exquisitely beautiful. The home, priced at $ 799,000, sits on a private two-acre lot that borders 55 acres of protected land. There’s a farm just down the street where a curious reporter bought a big bag of sweet and delicious carrots.
It’s a little slice of heaven, and the kind of home you think would sell out in the blink of an eye, especially in today’s real estate environment. But it’s been on the market for over 100 days with some price drops along the way. Listing Agent Grace watson of Kinlin Grover Real Estate said the reason the home has yet to be sold is simple: Some people have a hard time understanding the idea of a log home, especially on Cape Cod.
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“I think when people are looking for a house on Cape Cod, they are looking for a house on the beach,” Watson said. “But it’s a big house.”
Indeed! Hand-peeled red pine logs provide a rustic and charming vibe inside and outside the home. The open floor plan, with high ceilings and warm woods, is spectacular. The large fireplace, made from field stones found on the property, beautifully anchors the living room. The space flows into a dining room and kitchen with granite countertops. Receiving will be a joy.
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There is a lovely master bedroom on the first floor with a walk-in closet and a dandy bathroom with a whirlpool tub and shower. The porch is grand and there is also a terrace at the back. Upstairs, you will find two beautiful bedrooms, a full bathroom and a mezzanine family room.
Outside, the feeling of space and privacy is unusual for Cape Cod. It would be a good place for a large garden or some fruit trees and there is a large handy shed to store your tools. Beyond, forested conservation lands attract daring explorers. There is even a large flag pole!
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The home, built in 2002, is located close to Bay Beaches, the Cape Cod Rail Trail, and Nickerson State Park, as well as charming shops and restaurants along Route 6A in Brewster. And it’s a convenient jump to Route 6 for longer trips.
Watson said the house was fit to move into. And so we come back to the question: do you like log houses? If the answer is “yes”, you must see this place. An open house is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 14.
Open day: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, November 14
Address: 27 Old Chatham Road, Brewster
Price: $ 799,000
Rooms: three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one powder room
Square feet: 2 243
Lot size: 2 hectares
Additional features: central air conditioning, fireplace, wood floors, conservation land borders
Year of construction: 2002
# MLS: 72870700
Contact: Grace watson, Kinlin Grover Real Estate, 774-722.2615