3 Oppen Lane

3 Oppen Lane, Provincetown (2013), by David W. Dunlap. 

It says “Garvey” on the sign on the front lawn, but there is an “Oppen” behind it. Three Oppen Lane has been owned since 2001 by the Lighthouse Realty Trust, whose trustees are Marc D. Garvey and Anastasia “Stacey” (Oppen) Garvey (b 1953), daughter of Richard Alan and Barbara (Cabral) Oppen, of 9 Oppen Lane. The house was constructed in 2003. • Assessor’s Online Database ¶ Posted 2013-05-27

7 Oppen Lane

7 Oppen Lane, Provincetown (2013), by David W. Dunlap.Another parcel in the large hillside spread that once belonged to Manuel and Mary P. Cabral and then to their daughter and son-in-law, Barbara (Cabral) Oppen and Richard Alan Oppen of 9 Oppen Lane. The Oppens sold this property in 1999 to Mark R. Silva (b 1954), the president of the Benson Young & Downs Insurance Agency, 56 Howland Street. He lives here with Claudia M. Couper (b 1959), a salesperson and the daughter of the artists Charles Alexander Couper and Marjorie (Franks) Couper, of 2 Nelson Avenue. • Assessor’s Online Database ¶ Posted 2013-05-27

9 Oppen Lane

9 Oppen Lane, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap. 

Compared to such hilltop structures as the Murchison House and the Hawthorne Studio Barn, the low-slung, Ranch-style Oppen residence, built in 1964 atop Telegraph Hill, is a fairly modest piece of work. But that may be one of its most appealing qualities. You’re not aware of it from almost any place down below. Even on Oppen Lane, it barely crests the horizon. More pictures and history»

11 Oppen Lane

11 Oppen Lane, Provincetown (2013), by David W. Dunlap. 
11 Oppen Lane, Provincetown (1970s). Courtesy of Jerome C. Crepeau and Louis L. Lima.Most people — even longtime residents — do not know about this hilltop house, renovated with some respectful cues taken from the Katsura Imperial Villa, outside Kyoto. (A current photo of the house is above. The picture at right shows it before renovation.) Most folks could probably not even find 11 Oppen Lane on a map. And one imagines that the owners don’t mind this at all, since the tranquillity of the distant-seeming place is part of its great appeal. The property even has a different provenance than the rest of those on Oppen Lane. It was not part of the Oppen family holdings on Telegraph Hill. More pictures and history»