3 Creek Round Hill Road

3 Creek Round Hill Road, Provincetown (2012), by David W. Dunlap.The house of the three gables, you might call it. The triple roof profile of this very large residence — almost 4,600 square feet — help it stand out on the skyline at land’s end. It was constructed in 2003 and has been owned by Christopher C. Mathers. When it was offered for sale in recent years, the asking price was nearly $2.7 million. • Assessor’s Online Database ¶ Posted 2012-12-08

7 Creek Round Hill Road

7 Creek Round Hill Road, Provincetown (±1985), by Mary Ahern. Courtesy of Mary Ahern. 
7 Creek Round Hill Road, Provincetown (2008), by David W. Dunlap.Because Creek Round Hill Road runs along a ridge with spectacular views over the Herring Cove marshlands, several of its houses are Janus-faced: domestically scaled in the side they present to the street, with broad, glassy, geometric facades on the water side that allow occupants to take in the panorama. The photo above, by Mary Ahern, was taken in the 1980s and shows how commanding a position No. 7 enjoyed and how witty the division is between the two sides, as if half of the 2,200-square-foot house had simply been sliced off. It was built in 1985 and designed by Thomas P. Sokol (1950-1993), a partner in Dion & Sokol of Sudbury, who lived here until his death from AIDS at 43. • Assessor’s Online Survey ¶ Updated 2014-05-02

8 Creek Round Hill Road

8 Creek Round Hill Road, Provincetown (2009), by David W. Dunlap.Creek Round Hill Road offers a collection of one-off architecture, each house attempting in its very form and shape to distinguish itself from its neighbors, in contrast to the old Provincetown, where homes have a pleasing overall harmony, differing from one another in detail. The individualistic approach does yield some interesting results, however, like this 1,900-square-foot house, built in 1984, which is a complex, dynamic composition of intersecting planes. It was the home for more than a decade of Michael MacIntyre, a proprietor of the Brass Key Guesthouse, 67 Bradford Street, and Land’s End Inn, 22 Commercial Street. • Assessor’s Online Database ¶ Posted 2012-12-08

9 Creek Round Hill Road

9 Creek Round Hill Road, Provincetown (2008). Assessor's Online Database.Lenore Ross (b 1924), who lives here, ran a couple of Provincetown’s first openly gay-identified businesses in the 1960s: the Ho Hum Chinese-American Restaurant and its successor, Plain & Fancy, at 334 Commercial Street. She had the good sense at that time to hire Patricia (Ratcliff) “Pat” Shultz (1929-2008) away from Howard Johnson’s. “She came to cook and two days later we fell in love,” Ross would recall. (“Pat Shultz Dies at 78,” The Banner, 14 August 2008.) Ross and Shultz operated the Plain & Fancy until 1975, when they went into the real estate business together, at 406 Commercial. More history»

11 Creek Round Hill Road

11 Creek Round Hill Road, Provincetown (2010), by David W. Dunlap 
11 Creek Round Hill Road, Provincetown (2010)-02In design and occupancy, 11 Creek Round Hill Road stands out. It is a work of serious architecture that is remarkably successful in exploiting its extraordinary site without calling attention to itself. One of a handful of Provincetown houses cited by the Cape Cod Modern House Trust, it was designed by Charles C. “Charlie” Zehnder (1929-1985) of Wellfleet, the most prolific modernist on Cape Cod, and Alan P. Dodge. And it is the summer home of Dr. Richard Wurtman, professor of neuropharmacology and director of the Wurtman Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who has been researching ways to improve memory in patients with early Alzheimer’s through a nutrient “cocktail.” His wife, Judith J. Wurtman, Ph.D., is the co-author of The Serotonin Power Diet and a contributor to The Huffington Post. (Pru Sowers, “Provincetown ‘Washashore’ Develops Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Treatment,” The Banner/Wicked Local, 15 July 2012.) More pictures and history»

13 Creek Round Hill Road

13 Creek Round Hill Road, Provincetown (2012), by David W. Dunlap. 
Bernard P. "Sonny" Roderick (2011), by David W. Dunlap.In a way, 13 Creek Round Hill Road is one of the best-known houses in town. The commanding post it occupies on a high ridge over the moors and its own distinctive style of architecture — Late Disco-Deco Nautical — guarantee that it will be seen daily in the summer by hundreds of beachgoers heading back to town from Herring Cove. But it has another distinction. Unusual if not not unique among the houses in this washashore enclave, No. 13 was once the home of a true son of Provincetown: Bernard P. “Sonny” Roderick Sr. (b 1928), fisherman and skipper of the Shirley & Roland, and his wife, Lorraine (Engstrom) Roderick (b 1929). Roderick is the son of Stephen C. Roderick (±1898-1955), a fisherman whose parents, John and Virginia (Cabral) Roderick, had immigrated from São Miguel in the Azores. More pictures and history»