Built for a sea captain’s wife…

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Today’s featured house is just pure eye candy – for the love of old houses.

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This beauty (and her 2 mini guest cottages) are located in the town of Edgartown, near Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The trio of house & cottages is currently listed for sale at $3,495,000.

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The main house was built in 1895 “for a sea captain’s wife”, according to the listing description. Apparently it is one of Edgartown’s only historic Victorians – which is surprising since Edgartown is a small coastal New England town. Perhaps all the old Victorians have been torn-down and new builds constructed in their place? Or… maybe most of the vintage homes pre-date the Victorian era?

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In any case, this beauty was renovated in 2003 so the interior does have a modern feel. But it is very classy and charming…

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The main house has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in 3,399 square feet.

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The bedrooms of this house are a true delight…

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…pitter-patter, pitter-patter….

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In the wonderfully well-kept backyard, there are 2 adorable guest cottages each with 1 bedroom and 1 bath.

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Teeny-tiny cottage kitchen:

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The realtor suggests uses such as “a multi-generational family compound, or smart vacation rental investment property”.

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Reportedly, this close-to-seaside property fetches $100,000+ in rental income during the summer months!

Kudos to the anonymous sea captain who built this house for his wife. I’m sure her boat never strayed far from the harbor.

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If you wish to browse more pictures of this marvelous estate, please see the listing here.

 

4 Responses to Built for a sea captain’s wife…

  • Aunty Lynn says:

    This is just beautiful, I love it. Wish I could live there!

  • Sue says:

    Oh Sarah! I just love all of these cottages, they are a great find in a sea of cottages. I would want to live there myself too.

  • Cute house! From what I can tell in the photos it looks like the original windows are still there too! A green window sash would make the windows stand out more. The inside looks new and clean although a more period style would go better.

    When we see a house from the outside we are setting our minds up to carry the same feeling – style to the interior. This is not the case here however the interior, although contemporary is consistent from room to room and work well. When homes have a period parlor and a state of the art kitchen you lose the harmony. Context is important.

    ken from
    http://www.OldHouseGuy.com

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