Cape Cod Antique Homes

With history dating back to 1620 when the Pilgrims first landed in Provincetown Harbor and visited Corn Hill, the Cape has had a colorful historic past.  Fishing and the seas sustained the Cape for its first 300 years until tourism exploded in the 20th century.  As the Cape has experienced extensive development in the last 50 years, we are truly fortunate that many of our historic districts and antique homes have remained intact and are now located in designated and protected districts.

One of the great exports from Cape Cod is the “Cape” architectural style that is now found throughout much of our country.  Many of the antique homes on Cape Cod feature true Cape styling that has now become so popular.

Cape Cod Antique Homes For Sale

48 Salt Marsh Way, Chatham
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,176 SqFt

48 Salt Marsh Way, Chatham

$4,390,000 ↓ $360,000
584 Main Street, Chatham
  • Single Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 2,328 SqFt

584 Main Street, Chatham

$2,750,000
46 Namskaket Road, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,148 SqFt

46 Namskaket Road, Orleans

$1,295,000
436 Main Street, South Dennis
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,924 SqFt

436 Main Street, South Dennis

$1,195,000
52 Locust Road, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,341 SqFt

52 Locust Road, Orleans

$629,000
15 Salty Ridge Road, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,158 SqFt

15 Salty Ridge Road, Orleans

$549,900 ↓ $50,000

Blog Posts About Cape Cod History

How Boston Dug Itself Out of Its Hills

It may be a wide and relatively flat city today, but the City of Boston at one time was almost unrecognizable. Hundreds of years ago, it was little more than a small hilly peninsula.  According to the history books, Boston literally dug itself out of the hills. The city’s landscape was transformed during the Industrial Revolution. Around the time the first settler arrived, the area we now called Boston was only connected to the mainland by a narrow land bridge. Five hills dotted the l... Read More

Marconi’s Wireless Experiments Extended Across the Cape

His name evokes strong ties to Wellfleet, but it seems Guglielmo Marconi’s inventions actually extended across the Cape. The man responsible for the first transatlantic wireless communication between the US and Britain first began experimenting in the late 1800s in England. He then took his experiments to Cape Cod, and successfully carried out the transmissions from the Marconi Wireless Station Site around the turn of the century. Cape Cod was, of course, chosen for its extreme easter... Read More

The History Behind Chatham’s Resort Hotels

Hotel Chatham People have flocked to some of Cape Cod’s most elegant hotels and resorts for generations. Some of Chatham’s finest properties are sadly now part of Cape history, but others still stand for future generations to enjoy. Hotel Chatham Crews first broke ground on Hotel Chatham in the late 1800s. The three-floor hotel overlooked Pleasant Bay and the nearby beach was a big part of its appeal. The property also brought in a bowling alley, bath houses and a horse stable. Ev... Read More

Orleans and Eastham Share History But Offer Different Summer Vibes

They may share a common history, but Orleans and Eastham certainly offer different summer vibes. Originally known as Nauset in the 1600s, the name changed to Eastham by the mid-century mark. At that time, Orleans was simply a part of Eastham, which was sometimes called the South Precinct or the South Parish. It wasn’t until the late 1700s that Orleans became its own town, named after France’s Duke of Orleans. While today both towns have vacation and seasonal rentals, they feel quite... Read More

The Legacy of the Southward Inn in Orleans

Full of history, the old Southward Inn in Orleans leaves a lasting legacy today. In operation for more than a half-century, the old Southward Inn first came to be around 1916. That’s when the Southward Inn originally opened. Not long after, it was moved to take over the space of a former family estate near the intersection of Route 28 and Cove Road. In the 1920s, Southward Inn was not only a hotel but it had a full restaurant up and running. Business grew substantially. New owners a... Read More

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