Town: Vineyard Haven
Location, Location, Location in the historic seaside village of Vineyard Haven. This majestic property offers living at its best in a vibrant area of year round, well maintained, preserved period homes, one block to Main Street and steps to Owen Park with deep water dock, beach, bandstand, and large mooring field. Watch sunrise and moon rise over the ocean. Mere steps to all the shops, stores, restaurants, theaters, post office, and service providers in this quaint New England village setting.The Steamship Authority ferry dock is ultra convenient for commuters and excursions to the mainland. Walk to everything. This majestic single family water view residence plus guest cabin is located in the heart of the William Street Historic District with Bracketed-Italianate style and known as the Captain Benjamin Cromwell House and later as the Clough House. With with perfectly proportioned cross gable and cupola, impeccably renovated and maintained, amenities include 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, oil heat, a/c,1100+/- s.f. third floor loft, cupola, plus cabin/guest house, cathedral ceiling studio with kitchenette, full bath, closet, a/c, and Rinnai heat. The two car garage, out house, and his and hers outside shower complete the .66 acre manicured grounds. As the captain of the Island Line transportation service between New Bedford, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket with steam-powered side-wheelers, the Eagle's Wing and later the Monohansett, this property was an emblem of Captain Cromwell's success and enhanced by its prominent physical setting with surrounding ornate caste iron fencing. The architecture, water views, spacious front veranda 440+/- s.f., interior spaces with 9’ and 10’ ceilings, crown molding, gleaming antique wood floors, and history will captivate the attention of the most discerning buyer. The original village of Holmes Hole became the Town of Vineyard Haven in 1871 and later Tisbury. William Street was the second street originally laid out by the village in approximately 1831. The William Street Historic District is unique in that it has consistently maintained its look with its historic 19th century homes. Truly a rare, in-town opportunity with clay tennis courts and the elementary school and playground only steps away. In summary, this property needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Please read floor descriptions for more details.
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