“Mon Bijou” – a gingerbread gem in Massachusetts

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I first spotted this amazing house near Cape Cod Massachusetts on the Curbed website’s ‘how much do you think it’s worth’ feature.

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The response was luke-warm so I’m left scratching my head. I’ve never gone house-hunting in Cape Cod Massachusetts, but this place gives me the tingles! (In a good way)

Mon Bijou – translates to “my jewel”.  And what a perfect name for this sweetheart of-a-house.

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The realtor uses this flowery introduction in the listing blurb:

Mon Bijou – as inscribed at the entrance of this fabulous Gingerbread Gem exactly describes this property; a small, exquisitely wrought trinket.

– from: zillow.com

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Our little jewel-of-the-day is currently listed for sale at $549,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms in a cozy 1,050 square feet.

The style of this cottage is known as carpenter Gothic or Gothic gingerbread.

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Would you be surprised if I told you this house was in a planned community? Here’s what the listing describes:

Located in the Copeland District, a planned community designed in 1871 by the Oak Bluffs Land and Wharf Company, it was built in 1871 in the style of Gothic architect, Richard Carpenter.

– from: zillow.com

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Whoever owns this house has taken the gingerbread sea-side cottage theme and really ran with it…

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It’s small but it is just so sweet.

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The white washed walls, the vintage trinkets… it’s all so perfect.

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Fun and whimsy abound in this so-cute-I-can-barely-stand-it house…

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The bedrooms are the crème de la crème

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Gothic arched screen doors opening to a tiny balcony:

The decorating is about as close to perfection as I have ever seen…

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I love the exposed rafters and white-washed board walls, but I wonder (it being located in Massachusetts) if the house is winterized?

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With no insulation, this may be a summertime-only cottage.

So is $549,000 a little much to pay for a barely 1000 square foot seasonal cottage? Maybe.

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Still, charm and loveliness overflow from this petite maison

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How can you not fall in love with this chérie?

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Okay, okay, I’ll stop the gushing.

But if you want more information on this adorable gingerbread Gothic gem, you can see the listing here.

 

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