Truro Contemporary Homes

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Truro and the Outer Cape have a rich legacy of Mid-Century Modern homes -- many designed by the prominent architects, such as Breur, Chermayeff, Thompson, and students of Gropius, who flocked to Wellfleet and Truro following WWII.  Jack Phillips, a prominent Bostonian who studied art and architecture under Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer  at Harvard was largely responsible for the movement in Truro.  After inheriting some 800 acres of land straddling the Wellfleet-Truro border, Phillips was concerned that the "wrong structure" would mar the perfection and beauty of his land. Accordingly, he invited prominent architect friends, such as Serge Chermayeff and Marcel Breuer to design and build homes on land he subsequently sold to them.  Today this collection of homes -- many with flowing floor plans, minimalist form, and large open spaces as well as the original studios created by their owners -- exist as a testament to the belief that man can use design to better the human condition. 

The Modernists were also pioneers in the "thoughtful" use of mass-produced and machine-made materials in their homes. While many of the artists and designers moved on from Cape Cod to settle elsewhere they never lost their connection to the Cape Cod coast.

Examples of these homes are tucked away in the pinewoods of Truro around Black Pond Road, Benson Road, Avery Way, and Fisher Road, and continue to inspire the construction of new contemporary dream homes.

Truro Contemporary Homes For Sale

Truro Contemporary Homes For Sale December 6, 2022
4
Listed
71
Avg. DOM
N/A
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$3,397,500
Med. List Price
4 Properties
4
Beds
3
Baths
1.7
Acres
1999
Year Built
118
Days on Site
22204272
MLS
An extraordinary 1.7 acre site at the top of Great Hills boasts views over Cape Cod Bay, the sensational sunsets, Pamet Harbor, and Eagle's Neck Creek. High above Fisher Beach, you have deeded beach...
4
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1.51
Acres
1952
Year Built
129
Days on Site
22204033
MLS
A magnificent South Truro waterfront mid-century modern home set high above Cape Cod Bay is being offered for the first time since it was built in 1952. One of the most beautiful waterfront sites...
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2.21
Acres
1996
Year Built
28
Days on Site
22205886
MLS
Beautiful Water View Home With Beach Access in the prized & sought after Shearwater neighborhood! This lovely contemporary home has an open living concept to take advantage of the spectacular water...
4
Beds
3
Baths
1.03
Acres
2022
Year Built
14
Days on Site
22204627
MLS
3D Tour Available! Welcome to this stunning, contemporary, new construction home with projected completion in January 2023. Oriented to take full advantage of the natural light, this 1 level, 2550...