What appear to be two quite different contemporary houses on this oddly pinched lot, which wraps around to Franklin Street, are — for zoning purposes — two wings of a single two-family structure, with a common foundation wall and walkway uniting them. That was how the owners of the property, Doug Dolezal and Greg Welch of Boston, persuaded the Zoning Board of Appeals in 2008 to permit the development of this project, where a garage formerly stood. The buildings were designed by Dolezal, a principal in the firm Dolezal Architecture + Interior Design. He and Welch occupy the main house, No. 54, a frankly modern design with one of the more spectacular window walls in Provincetown. No. 52 is designed along more traditional lines.
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