Prestigious Architect's Fabulous and Fascinating Home
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- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
ONE WEEK IN JULY,...... LAST WEEK IN AUGUST..... AND 4 WEEKS IN JUNE OPEN FOR 2013!
You will View the stars from the Crow's Nest and walk downtown on treelined village streets to a great beach, a good cup of coffee, a kid friendly library, an old fashioned movie theatre and more.
NON TRADITIONAL, AN ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE BY A MASTER'S STUDENT OF LOUIS I KAHN. A rental history of twenty years guarantees that we know how to rent to you. Your needs and desires will be well satisfied!
15 MIN. WALK To The Beach With Life Guard,
We typically rent out 100% for July and August.
The Crow's Nest, a Fascinating architect's home has 5 bedrooms, a three story solarium, a great kitchen for gathering and cooking. Great for two families! It has a large and deep yard that is surrounded by fields. A widows walk Above the Roof offers sanctuary and a view out over the town steeples of Vineyard Sound. The house is In-Town But Very Rural with its back yard surrounded by fields. All Within a Ten Minute Walk: Beach, Harbor, Tennis, coffee shops, movies, summer theater, a health club and half a dozen wonderful restaurants. This house, with many very beautiful details, was built by a leading island architect for his family's own use, but in the summer, it is available for you! Dynamic and Peaceful: at the Heart of the Island - Delightful and Young at Heart - Come and Stay! YOU CAN MANAGE WITHOUT A CAR IF YOU LIKE BECAUSE WE ARE A 5 MINUTE WALK FROM ORIGINATING BUS LINES THAT COVER THE WHOLE ISLAND.
If you require linens to rent, they are available thru Takamy Laundry .
DOGS may be OK (please inquire)
Bruce and his family loved it!
My wife and I were talking again today about our wonderful stay at your home in Vineyard Haven last August. The home is unique, truly the perfect place to stay while visiting Martha's Vineyard. We so enjoyed being within walking distance of downtown and Owen Park Beach that became our favorite beach on the island -- and we visited lots of them. Our now 2 year old granddaughter Lilah still talks about the visit and always points out the toys that we bought there and wants to see slide shows and movies of our visit, pointing our your son Nathaniel every time. The Perception Sailing Trip was also a highlight of our visit, a ride no one should miss if they have the opportunity.
If we ever decide to stay on the Vineyard again, I'm sure your home will be at the top of our list of places to stay.
Bruce from summer 2008
What Lisa Says:
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your home and absolutely loved the roof and watching the stars! The design of the home is fun, different and there was lots of sleeping space for everyone.
We have rented on the island for about 12 years now and it was nice to stay in an untraditional home; I loved the feeling of being in a boat! Walking to town and the beach in five minutes was great too.
We aren't sure of plans yet for next summer but will be in touch.
Lisa from summer 2008
Design Notes from the Architect:
I designed and built this home for my family and it is exceptional in every way. It gives young people a chance to experience a thoughful residence that is so much fun that they do not want to leave and they never forget it. As a student of Louis Kahn at the University of Pennsylvania (subject of the movie 'My Architect'), I learned about the power of architecture to enhance a sense of wonder through the creating places of well-being and this home is one of the most exceptional homes on the Island of Martha's Vineyard. It is not one of the largest, and it is not gold plated or McMansion in any way, but it is a place of joy and wonder that allows many people to have a quality time with variety and privacy and joy.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 Sleep Sofa /Futon, a small cubby off one bedrooms with door and window.
There are four single futons for kids. Bedroom 2 has an extra small room off of it that is ideal for an infant or a child. bedroom 1 is the largest bedroom bedroom 3 and 4 are on the third floor with cathedral ceilings. bedroom 5 is on the first floor with its own door to the outside. good for a teenager or an au pair. all bedrooms have cross ventilation.
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Parking Off Street:
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- 5 minute Walk through a New England village to beach, dock and harbor, stop on the way at the bookstore or at a coffee shop. 5 bedrooms plus a cubby: 3 queens, 1double, 1 twin, plus 4 single futons to use as you wish. Widows Walk roof deck above the roof. go a movie at our old fashioned movie theater or take in a play at the Vineyard Playhouse or work out in the extensive gym at the Mansion House. Take you kids to the playground at the old elementary school around the corner, play tennis on the public clay courts, shop to your hearts content or fish off the pier or beach. Rent a sailboat or watch the sunset over the boats in the harbor, all within a 10 minute walk through tree lined streets of our quaint New England Town. Or stay at home in the bucolic back yard, surronded with fields and trees. Get in your car or walk to the bus that will take you anywhere on our enchanted island....moreless
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Horseback Riding
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- COME SAILING ON OUR 50' SCHOONER!: We will take you and all your faimily sailing for a nominal fee, much less than the market price, on our Schooner, 'Perception.' She has crossed oceans and the equator and an afternoon or early evening sail may well be the great high point for your vacation. Sail out bvetween East Chop and West Chop into the storied waters of Vineyard Sound with the great gaff rigged sails pulling in the wind and the sea singing at the bow. She has life lines with kid-safe nets and many places to enjoy the ride. Perception is our summer home so we will schedule a sail for you that works for all of us!...moreless
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Guest comment entered by owner
Thank you so much for letting us come and stay and enjoy your wonderful house! It was such a treat to get out of the urban jungle heat and relax in such a peaceful home. The Vineyard is such a special place to get to spend a week especially in such a convenient and fascinating place.
- Guest Lara and Don
- Date of stay 07/25/10
- Review Submitted 02/08/11
Guest comment entered by owner
Jamie, My wife and I were talking again today about our wonderful stay at your home in Vineyard Haven last August. The home is unique, truly the perfect place to stay while visiting Martha's Vineyard. We so enjoyed being within walking distance of downtown and Owen Park Beach that became our favorite beach on the island -- and we visited lots of them. Our now 2 year old granddaughter Lilah still talks about the visit and always points out the toys that we bought there and wants to see slide shows and movies of our visit, pointing our your son Nathaniel every time. The Perception Sailing Trip was also a highlight of our visit, a ride no one should miss if they have the opportunity. If we ever decide to stay on the Vineyard again, I'm sure your home will be at the top of our list of places to stay. Best regards to Laura, Nathaniel and yourself, Bruce and Jeanne deGraaf Shrewsbury, MA P.S. Feel free to share any photos from our visit with your friends or perceptive renters. Here are the links for your use. Let me know if you'd like any original sized images -- I'd be happy to send you a CD-ROM or DVD with all or some of the photos for your use. http://brucedegraaf.zenfolio.com/p368184614 -- Perception http://brucedegraaf.zenfolio.com/p42860498 -- Our visit, including shots of your lovely home
- Guest Bruce
- Date of stay 08/17/08
- Review Submitted 04/12/10
Guest comment entered by owner
Hello Jamie: We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your home and absolutely loved the roof and watching the stars! The design of the home is fun, different and there was lots of sleeping space for everyone. We have rented on the island for about 12 years now and it was nice to stay in an untraditional home. Walking to town and the beach in five or ten minutes was great too. We aren't sure of plans yet for next summer but will be in touch. Thanks! Lisa Kleeman Girls on the Run of Baltimore Council Director
- Guest Lisa
- Date of stay 08/09/09
- Review Submitted 04/12/10
Early Summer ... May 01- Jun 14 .... $2000/Week .. $300/Extra Night Peak ........... Jun 15- Sept 4 .... $2500/Week .. $350/Extra Night Fall ............ Sept 4- Oct 31 .... $2000/Week .. $300/Extra Night Weekly Rate .... Jun 15-Labor Day .. $2500/Week Week Off-Season .................... $2000/Week Cleaning Fee $175, Minimum Stay 1 Week
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Year Purchased: 1986
About the owner: I am One of The Vineyard's insightful Architects, I studied with Louis I. Kahn, subject of the movie, My Architect. Kahn was one of the greats of 20th century architecture and I was in his Master's Class and recieved many awards, grants and medals suring my time at the University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture. I live with my family in this home in the wintertime and spend the summers when the house is rented living in the harbor on 'Perception', a 50 foot gaff rigged Herressoff Schooner. I row to work in my office adjacent to the Black Dog Tavern.
Why the Owner Chose Vineyard Haven:
Because it is unique, fascinating, loved by all, especially children who learn from its architecture; because it is quiet, but in town with an easy walk to the beach and a cup of coffe, the library and the playground, the harbor and the ferry.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Being part of the year round community of Vineyard Haven gives you a unique ability to participate in a wonderful way with the Island. You can walk on tree shaded village sidewalks everywhere from beach to an icecream cone or a cup of coffee or the library to an old fashioned movie theatre with one screen and popcorn. A playground is a few hundred feet away. The home is secluded with fields around the yard in back but just open the front gate in the picket fence, go down the steps and walk down to mainstreet and Owne Park Beach. There are buses nearby that go everywhere on the island and you have the option of just wandering in a magnificent New England town.Owner Speaks: English, French, Portuguese
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The Solarium from the outside.
Sail Schooner Perception for a family sail at a nominal fee.
bar counter with livingroom beyond
Shower on the second floor of the solarium
solarium leading to back yard
barn door to the bathroom on the third floor
the upper Level of the Solarium as viewed from the East Bedroom
Looking down from the Crow's Nest
Dining Room seats 9
Living Room with the Solarium beyond
Backyard from the Crow's Nest
Top of solarium
5 1/2 foot bathtub with the solarium beyond
hatch to the crow's nest (with a prism in the hatch to light the ladder)
Stairway up to the Crow's Nest
Isometric and Plan drawings of the house
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