17 High Mark, built in 1928, sits atop Highmark Hill near the center of Chilmark. There’s a plaque on the wall in the kitchen commemorating the original owner, architect, builders and neighbors of this estate which reads 'High Mark House – Abode of Ennobling Vision'. This unique Chilmark property is now exclusively offered for the first time in 49 years.
Spread across 10.4 acres, the property consists of two parcels. The first parcel is 6.7 acres in size and holds the living quarters. The second parcel is 3.7 acres in size and provides a wide buffer to the main homesite or a suitable lot for further development. Structures on the larger parcel include the main house, guest house, detached bedroom, artist studio or playhouse, in ground pool with outdoor shower and dressing room, tennis court, detached two car garage and long shed workshop. Water views to the Atlantic Ocean, Menemsha Pond, and Nomans Land are seen from many of the rooms of the main house and guest house. The grounds hold specimen plantings in a park like, private setting with wide and long front and rear yards.
The main house has both primary and guest bedroom suites, living room with large fireplace, dining room with ample seating for ten, office and gallery, kitchen and laundry room. The lower level has a library/media room (or another bedroom), full bath, utility room, cedar closet and multiple storage rooms. The guest house is 800 square feet with 3 bedrooms, full bath, an eat in kitchen and laundry. The detached bedroom is the perfect bunk house with views to the Atlantic.
It is rare to find an estate property in Chilmark that has the features of this compound already in place . Many of the existing amenities found on this property (guest house, pool, etc.) allow for immediate enjoyment without special zoning permits and years of in town residency. Ample acreage provides room for building expansion or relocation.
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