SOUTH DENNIS – An interesting antique home is on the market on Main Street in the wonderful South Dennis Historic District. Of course, it needs some tender loving care, but the upside can be huge, especially considering the unusually large flat lot (1.67 hectares) that borders nature reserves. This is a large property on Cape Cod, very rarely seen at $649,000.
“It has a lot of potential,” said Ron Nelson, listing agent for Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty. “It just takes the right person.”
Built in 1880, the home has three bedrooms and one full bathroom. And there’s more: two large and cozy outbuildings offer all kinds of possibilities for an art studio, workspace or extra storage. One of the buildings also houses a former two-seat outbuilding, Nelson said. The home’s historic look and setting are “reminiscent of old Cape Cod,” he said.
The Dennis house has outbuildings
Asked if someone could live in the house in its current state, Nelson said, “it could, but it would be a little rough. One step ahead of camping. But everything works.”
The roofs of the house and the outbuildings are relatively new, the boiler was replaced in 2009. In this way, it would be possible for people with home rehabilitation practice to move in and start working.
And that is the essence of this very interesting home. The upside is huge, but it will take some work. But it’s easy to imagine an updated version of this little gem, nestled in its idyllic surroundings and sailing into a bright new future. Plus, the outbuildings are pretty damn cool!
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Nelson described his first visit to the home when he walked into the yard under a canopy of mature trees, saw the outbuildings and thought, “this might be interesting.” Although it’s called Main Street, it’s a bit more like a country road, sort of between the Bass River and large swathes of conservation land, with historic buildings around.
“This is how the Cape used to be,” Nelson said.
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The home is close to several fantastic Nantucket Sound beaches, including West Dennis Beach, approximately two miles away. And it’s a few miles to Ring Bros. Marketplace, a wonderful place to get gourmet food. Plus, there are plenty of dining and shopping options along the way.
So if you are a homebuyer with a tolerance and love a large lot in a historic setting, this home is worth a look.
Title: 194 Main St., South Dennis
Rooms: three bedrooms, one full bathroom
Square meter: 1.164
Plot size: 1.67 hectares
Year of construction: 1880
Other features: outbuildings, the plot borders a nature reserve
Contact: Ron Nelson, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, 508-667-4769
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