Tucked down an unassuming driveway and invisible from the street, this 19th century Cape is just steps from Vineyard Haven's year-round shopping and cultural center. Terrace after terrace unfolds as you descend toward the waterfront through the lovely 2/3-acre compound, culminating in 68 feet of beach on the inner harbor.The main house, built around 1825, has four bedrooms plus an office/bedroom, three-and-a-half baths and five fireplaces. Harbor views abound from many vantage points, with character-filled features including wide board floors and extensive wainscoting, broad-silled windows, plaster walls and low ceilings. A seven-bedroom septic was installed in 2013.The property boasts many extras: a garden shed, detached one-car garage, large harborview porch with arched beadboard ceiling, and lush, mature gardens. A secret gate provides access to Owen Park with its town wharf and gazebo. Near the harbor is a boathouse with brick fireplace, built-in bunkbeds, barrel-ceilinged interior with natural wood, tiny bath and kitchenette. The peaceful private beach, perfect for crabbing, kayaking and contemplation, crowns this property where future memories are waiting to be made. A mooring is available.
FIRST FLOOR DESCRIPTION
Kitchen with stainless double door refrigerator (2015), ample counters and cabinets, gas range and dishwasher; off the kitchen is a half bath/laundry and a office/bedroom; a pantry with swinging doors, a deep sink, glass fronted cabinets and many drawers separates the kitchen from the large paneled dining room with fireplace and built-ins; a small bedroom with shower bath opens off the dining room; next is a warm and inviting living room with wainscoting throughout, a large brick fireplace with wood mantel and French doors opening onto the porch; the spacious master bedroom with en suite bath also has wainscoting and a fireplace as does the parlor and both have broad views of the harbor and gardens; in addition, the parlor has French doors to the deck;
SECOND FLOOR DESCRIPTION
There are two water view bedrooms and a shared bath; many closets and a hall/sitting area.
Full and crawl
Small detached one car garage with powered overhead door; small garden shed/bunk room; photo voltaic solar array.