Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Parties on Pleasant Street

For some, the idea of living in an historic house isn't just about the gunstock corners, exposed beams and parson's cupboards.  Older houses are often found in settings of established neighborhoods.  Perhaps its the front porches, or the fact that the houses are closer to the street - and to each other.  But whatever the reason, a feeling of community often abounds.

I was lucky enough to squeeze some time in this busy season to have a cup of eggnog with Beth, a friend who lives in just such a neighborhood.  Pleasant street in Sagamore (on the cape side of the bridge) is a beautiful quiet little street with an interesting variety of architectural homes that sits right on the canal.  The neighborhood is alive with book discussion groups, multi-family yard sales, fourth of July parties and the like.  Beth gave me a letter she had written that was printed in the Cape Cod Times, Dec 20, 2011 which describes her neighborly street.  I've included an excerpt and link of her letter below.

From Cape Cod Times, Dec 20, 2011
Neighborhood can be more than people in proximity, written by Elizabeth Ellis
Columnist Tom Geisthorpe wrote Dec. 2 of his warm, old-fashioned neighborhood in Cataumet where two long established families, particularly, maintain a very local, intimate, annual tradition of food, fun and sailing.  I, too, live in a traditional neighborhood, at the opposite end of town, with a similar spirit of community.

A few families - like my husband's - have lived in this special place for hundreds of years.  Others have just moved in.  All are embraced by our tradition of - parties!  Having a multifamily yard sale?  Follow it with a cookout.  Fourth of July?  New neighbor landing here after a rough divource?  Read a good book that you'd like to discuss?  Any excuse can excite our socialization mode.

It wasn't always this way.  To read more click here

If you want to get a peek at homes in this neighborhood, you're in luck.  Check out this 1855, single family, 2nd Empire style home on Pleasant street.  It is listed by Pamela Chmielinski of Southeby's International Realty with an asking price of $529,000.

For more info, see the multiple listing service description
Also for sale is this 1710 former post office which has 4 units.  It is offered by Susan Hurley, Kinlin Grover Real Estate for $462,900.

For more info, see the multiple listing service description

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