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 August 15, 2022
6
Listed
46
Avg. DOM
N/A
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$2,675,000
Med. List Price
6 Properties
4
Beds
3
Baths
1.7
Acres
1999
Year Built
5
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
16
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
0.93
Acres
2014
Year Built
116
Days on Site
22201825
MLS
What an opportunity!!! This dramatic Truro Contemporary, styled after the Mid-Century Modernist movement, by renowned architects Mark Hammer and Don DiRocco, of Hammer Architects, is being offered...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2.62
Acres
1996
Year Built
5
Days on Site
22204266
MLS
Sunset views with a literary history! Built for renowned Sarah Plain and Tall author Patricia MacLachlan, this 2300+ sq ft, bright and airy John Tankard designed 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home sits on a...
4
Beds
3
Baths
0.81
Acres
1983
Year Built
84
Days on Site
22202512
MLS
Wow! Water views, walk to the private association beach, and in a great Truro location, for this 4 bedroom, 3 bath, spacious contemporary home. The upside down architecture, has the upper floor that...
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
0.58
Acres
1985
Year Built
56
Days on Site
22203180
MLS
Soak up the Cape Cod sea breezes from the expansive decks at this private contemporary Truro home. Sited on the top of the hill at the end of road, with only dead end roads in the area, you can't...