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2020 Commercial 007 Unit 05Delft Haven II Condominium (Unit 5).

Cottage 5 (Unit 5) has one side to the harbor, on the north side of the compound. Originally a freestanding building, it has since been linked to Unit 1 through a common area ornamented by a shallow colonnade. The two together form a bracket that encloses the north half of the central lawn at Delft Haven, creating a kind of shingled quadrangle. As originally apportioned, the 513-square-foot cottage had two bedrooms, a living room with fireplace, a kitchen, and a bathroom. When Peter L. Boyle and John J. Boyle made Delft Haven a condominium in 1977, the first buyer of Cottage 5 was a resident of Arlington, who paid $43,500 for it. He sold it six years later, for $90,000, to a New Yorker, who added a Brookline resident to the deed in 1986. The Brookline owner sold Cottage 5 in 1990, for $152,500, to three Connecticut women, from Guilford, Meriden, and Middlebury. By 1996, the Meriden resident was the sole owner. She sold the unit to a Boston couple for $205,000. The current owner of Unit 5, also a Bostonian, purchased it out of foreclosure in 2007 for $290,000.


Cottage 5 in 2011. Photograph by David W. Dunlap.


The beach side in 2009. Dunlap.


The beach side in 2018. Dunlap.



¶ Last updated on 11 September 2020.


7 Commercial Street on the Town Map.


Also at 7 Commercial Street:

Delft Haven II Condominium overview

Delft Haven II Condominium (Unit 1)

Delft Haven II Condominium (Unit 2)

Delft Haven II Condominium (Unit 3)

Delft Haven II Condominium (Unit 4)

Delft Haven II Condominium (Unit 6)

Delft Haven II Condominium (Unit 7 and 8)

Delft Haven II Condominium (Unit 17)

Delft Haven office (Demolished)


Thumbnail image: Photo, 2014, by David W. Dunlap.


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