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This old place has whispers of Cape Cod charm and the ghosts of movie stars past.

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It’s a little rough around the edges – as time and weather have taken their toll; but lovely nonetheless and in vintage condition.

Here’s the movie star connection: Hollywood golden age heart-throb Gregory Peck reportedly got engaged here in 1942!

Take a look at this 1946 photo of Peck revisiting the cottage where he was engaged to Finnish-born wife Greta Kukkonen :

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Here’s a current photo that shows that same staircase – very much as it appeared in 1946:

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Isn’t that fantastic?

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This historic house in Dennis, Massachusetts – near the center of Cape Cod – dates back to 1850. Many of the vintage elements remain today.

Look at that kitchen sink:

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The antique farmhouse has 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in just over 2,100 square feet.

It is listed for $599,000.

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Original floors, doors, windows, molding – you name it, this place has got it.

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By the looks of the listing photos, it appears there might be some slanting in the floors. Or, it could be just sloppy photography by the listing agent! Grrrrrrr…….

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How about the old hardware in the low-ceilinged bedroom pictured above?

The house looks small and quaint on the inside, but it is actually a rather large rambling farmhouse when you see the pictures of the rear of the house:

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No word on why Gregory Peck chose this humble home to propose to his beloved – but it sure is a darling thing to be able to say about your house!

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Sources:

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/35-Elm-St-Dennis-MA-02638/55879469_zpid/

http://capecod.curbed.com/archives/2013/08/09/buy-the-dennis-antique-where-gregory-peck-got-engaged-in-1942.php