292 Bradford Street

HideAway Hill | Octagon

292 Bradford Street. [2010, Dunlap]

The fireplace looks like a work by Conrad Malicoat, but it was designed and installed by Jonathan Sinaiko. [2011, Dunlap]

292 Bradford Street. [2010, Dunlap]

Sculpture in the Octagon. [2010, Dunlap]

Jonathan Sinaiko. [2011, Dunlap]

292 Bradford Street. [201X, Dunlap]

292 Bradford Street. [201X, Dunlap]

Text last updated in 2015 | Most towns don’t have a single octagonal building. Provincetown has at least three. The most amazing is the Octagon, an organic creation designed and built by Jonathan Sinaiko, who was inspired by Handmade Houses: A Guide to the Woodbutcher’s Art. Sinaiko, filmmaker and craftsman, is the son of the artists Suzanne and Avrom “Arlie” Sinaiko. Another inspiration for this house, constructed between 1972 and 1976, was Conrad Malicoat, whose wildly organic fireplaces offered a model for the Octagon’s central fireplace and chimney, and for a bathroom composition in which bricks seem to peel away from the wall. (The other two octagonal structures, by the way, are 74 Commercial Street and 16 Winthrop Street.)

Caitlin Groom Maranville wrote on 11 March 2012: I rented 292 Bradford for the winter season of 1992-1993, and it was just a fantastic place. I wish I had the luxury to spend the winter in Ptown again, I would beg Jonathan to rent to me.

¶ Republished on 29 October 2023.

292 Bradford Street on the Town Map, showing property lines.

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