Repurposed Provincetown Firehouses

Repurposed Provincetown Firehouses

Geoff Bentz
Sep 17, 2009

While in Provincetown, it's tough not to notice how many converted firehouses there are. As if Cape Cod couldn't get any more rustic and charming, how about having a beach home where the front door rolls up to let the breeze in?

Cape Cod's earliest firehouse dates all the way back the 1800's. Most of the retired stations now serve as homes and a few have been converted into retail shops. And some, like the 4th photo, still stand abandoned (see yesterday's post about buying a fixer-upper).

My favorite is the house in photos 6 & 7. The owners have done an amazing job with a classic renovation. I love the flagpole jutting from the front, and check out the firehouse door that opens to a sitting porch.

(Images: 1 CapeCodFD; 2 Art Everything; 3, 4, 5, 6 CapeCodFD; 7 with permission from Flickr member BitBear)

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