We are both university professors who fell in love with the Vineyard after a day trip from Woods Hole. We have two kids (now grown) who grew up with the Vineyard and love our special place as much as we do.
We rented on MV for several years before settling on Childmark as our favorite 'town' on the island. It took us a bit to find the perfect spot in Chilmark for us. We wanted both a fantastic ocean view AND a wooded setting. We wanted to be secluded, but close to a main road. We wanted to be on the 'down island' side of Chilmark, with easy access to the main (real) towns. In short, we wanted to be above it all, but close to everything. And we finally found a truly magical setting which we named, aptly, Above It All.
Unique? Above It All is magical. From the minute you drive onto the property, the beautiful oak and maple trees, the viburnum, the hydrangea, the stone walls, will capture your heart. Its unlikely that you will find another spot on MV that is this as special for this price. Our setting is spectacular, truly. And then when you enter the house itself you the happiness continues. The top floor is dominated by one fantastic great room, angled to open out to the view, that is both visually stunning and incredibly welcoming and warm. Off both the great room and the master bedroom in a spectacular deck and a beyond-charming gazebo. Also on this floor is a truly special master bedroom suite that also has that spectacular ocean view- sitting area, king size bed built by a local artisan, and enormous bathroom with two separate vanities, a large stone shower with its own window and a claw foot tub. The next level has two perfect studies and two very special bedrooms, as well as a bright and welcoming family room and also a treadmill area. The next level has our ping pong room and another bedoom and full bath.
Bottom line- this very special Vineyard property is a unique blend of elegance and warmth that represents the very best of Vineyard life.