Gazette Releases Second Annual Real Estate Yearbook

The Vineyard Gazette this week announced the publication of its second annual Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Yearbook, a free resource guide for anyone interested in buying or selling property on the Island. Published in partnership with LINK, the primary multiple listing service for Martha’s Vineyard, the yearbook provides a comprehensive look at property transactions by town and neighborhood over a 12-month period that ended April 30, 2013. The yearbook also includes an analysis of real estate trends, and information about purchasing property on the Island.

18 Summer Street, Vineyard Haven

Jarret F. Brissette, Mary Z. Brissette and Paul J. Brissette purchased 18 Summer Street in Vineyard Haven for $315,000 on June 19.

Featured Home: 31 Tower Hill Road

Offered by Wallace & Co. Sotheby's International Realty
“Chapeda Hill” on Edgartown Harbor – a waterfront residence, perched high on a bluff overlooking the harbor and beyond, with sandy beach, deep water dock and a prestigious location on Tower Hill Road. The main house on the property is spacious and charming, with eight bedrooms and water views from almost all rooms, and was built in the 1930s in the Gambrel style as a family retreat.

5 Rock Pond Road, West Tisbury

Thomas Andrews, Jill Petranek and Robert Petranek purchased 5 Rock Pond Road for $466,000 on June 10.

Featured Home: Downtown Oak Bluffs! 

Offered by
Karen Overtoom
Real Estate
This spacious four bedroom, two bath Victorian home is located in the heart of town with easy access to restaurants, shops, beach & ferry. Open living spaces, a private patio and a wrap-around covered porch for outdoor enjoyment.

117 Herring Creek Road, Edgartown

Kathleen Solecki and Michael Solecki purchased 117 Herring Creek Road for $1,775,000 on May 17.

Dead Men May Tell No Tales, But Titles Do

Finding a new occupation at the age of 45 is either a testimony to necessity being the mother of invention or pure foolishness. Who knows? Nothing was going particularly well when my husband and I moved to Martha’s Vineyard in 1988. I was exhausted after a having a huge garage sale and then packing up the contents of a 10-room house on the mainland and moving to a summer cottage with six rooms, plus a storage unit that would be emptied when the addition to said summer cottage was completed. My husband was now the business manager for the Vineyard Gazette.

4 Troy Street, Oak Bluffs

On a quiet street off the intersection of East Chop Drive and Temehegan Road, this five bedroom Victorian-style house offers exceptional water and sunset views overlooking Vineyard Sound. The custom home, built in 1998, invites you to relax outdoors on the wrap-around porch or large landscaped lawn. The property also features a hot tub, outdoor shower and space to add a pool.

Featured Home: South Shore Views

Offered By Tea Lane Associates
Private home set on 3 acres directly off Moshup trail. Walk to south shore Atlantic Ocean beach. Completely renovated in 2003, this five bedroom 7.5 bath 3800 square foot home is custom built in every respect. Solid mahogany wide board floors, mahogany doors and walls and hand made bronze hardware throughout the whole home.

Featured Home: Spring Point, Chilmark

Offered by Conroy & Company Real Estate
Expansive family compound. Custom built 4 bedroom farmhouse with separate studio, barn and fenced outbuildings. The in ground pool is private and serene and the spacious rooms with 4 fireplaces, high ceilings and oversized windows showcase the water view, ancient stonewalls and stately trees.