Wellfleet Contemporary Homes

wellfleet contemporary home

With its unique combination of beaches, pinewoods, and glacial ponds, Wellfleet and the Outer Cape have long been a haven for artists, writers and other free spirits.  Starting in the late 1930s the Outer Cape attracted many of the luminaries in modern architecture, including Serge Chermayeff, Olav Hammarstrom, and Marcel Breuer, who built homes for themselves as well as friends and clients and helped create enclaves of Mid-Century Modern homes in Wellfleet.  Other modernist designers included Jack Phillips, Charlie Zehnder, and Henry Hebbelin. This group of creatives hobnobbed with other architects, writers, artists, and academics over long walks in the woods or while enjoying the view across one of the many kettle ponds. 

True to the mantra of integrating man with nature, many of the homes specifically incorporated salvaged material, including Homasote and even driftwood.  Mid-Century Modern refers to both the time period in which the movement caught fire -- after WW II -- as well as the style of design.  In particular, Mid-Century Modern Homes are designed to have an "open relationship" between the home and the natural setting as well as a simple geometric form and absence of any reference to a particular historical style.

The Colony of Wellfleet, a collection of 10 Bauhaus-style cottages, was built in 1948 by architects Nathaniel Saltonstall and Oliver P. Morton as part of this movement.   The cottages overlook the Wellfleet Harbor and bay along scenic Chequesset Neck Road but were intended as a Mid-century Modern retreat for artists and their patrons, with each cottage furnished with pieces by the leading modernists of the day.   The resort continues to serve as a destination for creatives, attracting famous writers, professors, poets, and scientists.  Most of Wellfleet's Mid-Century Modern houses are scattered between the kettle ponds and ocean at the east edge of town with a small cluster of homes, such as the Kuhn property, located on or near Wellfleet's islands between Wellfleet Harbor and Cape Cod Bay.

Wellfleet Contemporary Homes For Sale

925 Chequessett Neck Road, Wellfleet
  • Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 3,235 SqFt

925 Chequessett Neck Road, Wellfleet

$3,850,000 ↓ $145,000
20 4th Avenue, Wellfleet
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,371 SqFt

20 4th Avenue, Wellfleet

$2,499,000 ↓ $251,000
New
137 Nauhaught Bluffs Road, Wellfleet
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,770 SqFt

137 Nauhaught Bluffs Road, Wellfleet

$1,750,000
113 4th Street, Wellfleet
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,332 SqFt

113 4th Street, Wellfleet

$1,695,000
245 King Phillip Road, Wellfleet
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,545 SqFt

245 King Phillip Road, Wellfleet

$1,399,000 ↓ $151,000
New
155 3rd Street, Wellfleet
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,123 SqFt

155 3rd Street, Wellfleet

$1,250,000
1105 Cahoon Hollow Road, Wellfleet
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,408 SqFt

1105 Cahoon Hollow Road, Wellfleet

$1,190,000
625 Old Wharf Road, Wellfleet
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,507 SqFt

625 Old Wharf Road, Wellfleet

$1,175,000
119 Hamblen Farm Road, Wellfleet
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,200 SqFt

119 Hamblen Farm Road, Wellfleet

$665,000 ↓ $34,000
86 Upper Marsh Road, Wellfleet
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,508 SqFt

86 Upper Marsh Road, Wellfleet

$599,000
587 State Highway Route 6, Wellfleet
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,232 SqFt

587 State Highway Route 6, Wellfleet

$389,900 ↓ $10,000

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