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This meticulously renovated home is located one block from downtown Vineyard Haven in the Historic District. Although walking distance (4 minutes) to the ferry it is located on a quiet, entirely residential street. The home is large, gracious and perfect for entertaining or for a quiet, luxurious retreat. With 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 5 working fireplaces and lovely yard, enjoy a luxurious vacation or intimate wedding and rehearsal dinners. Walk to the beach, sit by the fire or entertain in the gourmet kitchen and dining room.
The back yard is very large for this area of the Island, with mature trees and plantings and can accommodate a tent and up to 80 guests, a dance floor and bar. A one minute walk brings you down a path leading directly to Main Street and 3 additional minutes brings you to the ferry by foot. So close to downtown, but on a completely quiet, residential street in the Historic District. It has four private parking spaces and a parking garage, as well.
Newly renovated, it has all new plumbing, electric, heat and AC. With great attention to detail, it is both elegant and friendly with tons of natural light. Perfect for a family and large enough to have visitors comfortably. It can sleep up to 9 people.
The first floor has tall ceilings with crown moldings and has a large, well equipped eat-in kitchen with a table to seat 10. It has a working fireplace.
Adjacent to the Kitchen is a large living room with 11 feet of 8 foot tall glass doors leading to a deep mahogany deck. The living room has two seating areas separated by a bank of low bookcases and also has a working fireplace and small bar tucked into a corner of the room. Stereo speakers are built into the ceiling of the living room and kitchen
On the other side of the Kitchen is a family room with a working fireplace and a large screen TV.
The first floor also has a full bathroom with a very large shower and curved vanity. Next to the front door is a mud room with large carved antique wood doors from Spain used for a coat closet.
You ascend the original, curved staircase with a mahogany banister to the second floor. This brings you to either the Master Bedroom Suite or one of two Bedrooms. One large bedroom, with a queen size 4 poster bed and one smaller bedroom with a fireplace share a full bath with tub and shower. Pass through this bathroom and you find a laundry with washing machine, dryer, ample counters and shelving.
Turn the other direction and you either ascend to the 3rd story or enter the very large, Master Bedroom with sumptuous en suite bath. The Master Bedroom has it's own marble fireplace and private deck which runs the full width of the building - 35 feet. It has views of the Vineyard Haven Harbor. The en-suite bath is all white marble with two individual vanities, a frameless glass shower and a luxurious, deep soaking bathtub.
Now for the fun. The third floor has a peaked ceiling 9-1/2 feet at its highest point. The walls and ceiling of this entire floor are sheathed in knotty pine with a light pickle stain allowing the entire floor to be flooded with light. The floor is designed to be either for an au pair with a queen size bed and can also accommodate an additional 2 kids with day beds.
A full bath allows this floor to be it's own retreat.
This house has it all ! ! Location, grandeur, comfort and history. Have we left something out ?
October 2015 Sep 27 - Oct 31, 2015 4 night min stay
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$3,000
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besides being a stunning example of Greek Revival Architecture, the Birkshire House has the great benefit of being located on the most beautiful of streets in Vineyard Haven in the heart of the Historic District. 4 minutes walk from the Ferry and 1 minute walk to Main Street, it remains outside the hustle and bustle of tourism since it is on an entirely residential street along with a series of beautiful, historic homes.
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: My name is Paul Lazes and I will personally introduce you to this beautiful, historic home we have just finished renovating. My family and I have lived on the Vineyard for the past 14 years and I am originally from New York City. In New York, I designed renovations of large apartments in Manhattan, but this is my first renovation on the Vineyard. This home has everything going for it: located close to downtown, but on a quiet, historic street. With large rooms and tall ceilings, it is very unique.
I look forward to meeting you.
Why the Owner Chose Vineyard Haven: After looking at dozens of properties over the past several years, I decided to purchase this property for multiple reasons: It has beautiful bones, large rooms and high ceilings. 5 working fireplaces ! It is located 1 block from Main Street, Vineyard Haven and 4 minutes walk to the Ferry, but is outside the hustle and bustle on a quiet, residential street in the Historic District.
The property has a large back yard with mature trees and planting, parking for 3 cars, two porches, and large original windows to allow floods of light throughout.
It has everything going for it !
The Unique Benefits at this House: Large rooms and high ceilings. 5 working fireplaces!
Flooded with light.
Located 1 block from Main Street, Vineyard Haven and 4 minutes walk to the Ferry, on a quiet, residential street in the Historic District.
Walking distance from 4 churches and a synagogue.
Large back yard with mature trees and planting, parking for 3 cars, two porches.
Views of the Harbor from the 2nd and 3rd Stories.