Harbor Living on Martha’s Vineyard
May 12, 2016
Text by Maria LaPiana
Proving yet again that location is everything, this pretty, unassuming home has everything you’d expect from a very nice beach house—plus a few extras—but that’s not why it’s listed just shy of $8 million. That’s because it sits directly on the water, in the heart of Edgartown village on Martha’s Vineyard. It’s hard to argue with a lovely third of an acre (on desirable North Water Street) that overlooks the Edgartown Harbor and Lighthouse—especially one that boasts a private deep water dock that, at 150 feet, will accommodate more than a boat or three. The home, built in 1995 and renovated in 2005, is a three- to five-minute walk to town and to Lighthouse Beach. So there’s that.
The house itself is a classically styled Colonial with an open floor plan: a crisp galley kitchen, cozy dining room, step-down living room, plus three bedrooms and three baths. There’s a covered porch, floor-to-ceiling windows, and French doors that open onto a spacious mahogany deck. From there, step down to a lush lawn that leads to the sandy shore. The aforementioned extras include custom cabinetry and millwork, central air, a private second-floor deck, and an integrated sound system. There’s one more thing: The home is furnished in slipcovered, easy-living, beach house style—and all of the furnishings are available for separate purchase. Location + turnkey purchase = Vineyard bliss. The property is listed for $7,995,000 by Wendy R. Harman with Point B Realty in Edgartown, MA. For more information, visit the property website or call (855) 805-5007.