Built for a sea captain’s wife…
Today’s featured house is just pure eye candy – for the love of old houses.
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.
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?
In any case, this beauty was renovated in 2003 so the interior does have a modern feel. But it is very classy and charming…
The main house has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in 3,399 square feet.
The bedrooms of this house are a true delight…
In the wonderfully well-kept backyard, there are 2 adorable guest cottages each with 1 bedroom and 1 bath.
Teeny-tiny cottage kitchen:
The realtor suggests uses such as “a multi-generational family compound, or smart vacation rental investment property”.
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.
If you wish to browse more pictures of this marvelous estate, please see the listing here.