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Wonderful contemporary passive solar home built in 1980 and designed by an incredible architect here on Martha's Vineyard who was a protege of the iconic 20th century architect, Louis Kahn. This house has 3 floors of fun to discover and explore. There are great places to gather in the house and plenty of places to find peace and solace. The living room has a 42 inch flat screen Sony TV and a Blue Ray and DVD player. Bring your Roku and access your Netflix or Hulu accounts.
There are a total of 5 bedrooms and 2 baths, one on the 2nd floor and one on the 3rd floor. The huge back yard feels like a rural location rather than being right in town and is an ideal place for kids to have a glorious fun and safe vacation. Walk to the beach and into the village on tree-lined streets to a good cup of coffee, a kid friendly library, several restaurants, ice cream joints and an old fashioned movie theatre as well as a live theatre where some Hollywood greats play at the theatre in summer.
15 MIN. WALK To The Beach With Life Guard.
Perfect floor plan for a wonderful family vacation. Lots of privacy, lots of room. Contemporary well designed kitchen. Unique and comfortable dining room, Family friendly living room with 42' sony TV with NetFlix, Amazon, Comcast and wifi.
There are 5 bedrooms (3 with Queen size beds), 2 baths, a three story solarium, Great for two families. A large yard is surrounded by fields. A widows walk above the Roof offers sanctuary and a view out over the town steeples. The house is In-Town But Very Rural with its back yard surrounded by fields.
Within a Ten Minute Walk: Beach, Harbor, Tennis, coffee shops, movies, summer theater, a health club and half a dozen wonderful restaurants.
Dynamic and Peaceful: at the Heart of the Island - Delightful and Young at Heart.
YOU CAN MANAGE WITHOUT A CAR BECAUSE WE ARE A 5 MINUTE WALK FROM BUS LINES THAT COVER THE WHOLE ISLAND but a car willl give you more freedom.
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.
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:
This home gives renters a chance to experience a thoughtful Vineyard home that they never forget it. As a student of Louis Kahn at the University of Pennsylvania , James Weisman, the owner and designer of the Look Street House learned about the power of architecture to enhance a sense of wonder through creating places of well-being. This home is one of the most exceptional homes on Martha's Vineyard. It is a place of wonder that allows many people to have a quality time with variety and privacy and joy.
If you are considering bringing a dog and we give you approval to take along your dog, we require that the dog has been treated with 'Front Line' or Advantage at lest 1 month prior to visit. All dogs that are accepted must be licensed, and have up to date rabies shots. All dogs must be on a leash when walking about town. Any waste must be picked up on the lawn and about town. We reserve the right to not accept certain dog breeds due to home insurance restrictions. We accept a maximum of 2 dogs at the house. There is a $100 pet fee per dog, maximum of two. No others animals are accepted. No cats, no ferrets, no birds, no reptiles, and no untrained puppies! ...moreless
Special offer: Late Summer on Sale Save $300 per week!
Save $300 per wk for wks of 8/16, 8/23 & 8/29 NOW $2700 PER WEEK! Have a wonderful vacation at summer's highpoint. And first wk of Sept is just as warm and glorious as Aug and there are lots of sales on at all the shops. It's my fave time to be on MV! Perfect for 2 or 3 couples with children who aren't in school yet!. Or older couples with grown children. Perfect! KRISTINZERN@GMAIL.COM
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Jun 28 - Aug 16, 2015
7 night min stay
Late Summer 2015
Aug 17 - Sep 13, 2015
7 night min stay
Sep 14 - Oct 25, 2015
5 night min stay
Jul 3 - Sep 4, 2016
7 night min stay
Sep 5 - Oct 29, 2016
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rentals are Sunday to Sunday. There is a 5% discount for multiple weeks.
50% deposit on signing lease. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. The refundable security deposit of $500.00 and the Cleaning Fee of $200.00 is due with the final payment. If all is in order the refundable security deposit is returned to the guest within 30 days of guests departure.
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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!
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 during 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 coffee, the library and the playground, the harbor and the ferry. I designed and built this house to be a passive solar home in 1980, before solar panels.
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 ice cream 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. Owners Speak: English, French, Portuguese
The Back Yard is deep and pastoral.
Light filled LR
Top of solarium
Kitchen with dining to the right and the bar counter
Shower on the second floor of the solarium
Backyard from the Crow's Nest
solarium leading to back yard
Isometric and Plan drawings of the house
Alley's General Store in West Tisbury. President Obama shops here with his kids.
The Solarium from the outside.
bar counter with livingroom beyond
Dining Room seats 9
A Queen Bedroom on the 2nd floor
5 1/2 foot bathtub with the solarium beyond
Solarium with eucalytus
the upper Level of the Solarium
Sail on our 50' Schooner
Jamie Weisman creating a Vineyard home.
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