Chilmark House Rental Photos and Description
House With 5 Bedrooms, 2-1/2 Baths, Outdoor Shower, A/C, WiFi, Sleeps 9-10
31 Stonewall is first and foremost a family home, built by its architect owner to be enjoyed by children and adults of all ages. The house is built into the side of a rise overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The house is actually two structures; the main house with all the common living spaces and three bedrooms in an all year round building, and the “little house” with two summer bedrooms.
Downstairs in the main house are two bedrooms, each with queen beds, that share a full bath with a large shower. The bedrooms open to the lawn at the south of the house with a two person hammock nearby. The 1st floor above is the heart of the house both indoors and out. The whole 1st floor of the main house is a single space with a living area, a dining area, and a large chef’s kitchen. Across the deck at this level is the 'little house' with two bedrooms, each with a sink, and between them a shared toilet. The expansive deck opens off of the dining area and overlooks the lawn, meadow, and the ocean. It has a seating area and dining table with a large umbrella. The deck is elevated on one side and level with the ground on the other. Off the deck, there’s an outdoor shower. On the 2nd floor is the generous Master Suite with it’s own small balcony, a dressing area with sink, and a bathroom with a claw foot tub and a shower.
The house is designed and maintained for function and comfort without sacrificing aesthetics and simple pleasures. At its heart, it’s always about relaxing and reading and cooking and eating and entertaining and being a base for going to the beach, or to the store, or out to eat, or taking a walk, or going to a movie, or doing any of the wonderful things this extraordinary island has to offer.
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
We are an architect and a clinical psychotherapist. We live most of the year in New York City but have enjoyed spending time on Martha's Vineyard for many years, both winter and summer. In many ways, the Vineyard is our true home.
Hugh purchased this house in 1982
Why Hugh chose Chilmark
After renting for may years, we realized it was time to plant more permanent roots on the island we had come to love so much for it's serenity, it's beauty, it's bounty, and it's community. So we built this house to accommodate our family making sure to provide space for future generations, with separation as required, and community space for all to come together. The architectural idea was a modern country house, simple but not sparse, with varied spaces, views, and eclectic furnishings.