Outstanding house: The Captain Henry Stevenson house was recently remodeled with new kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances (gas stove), carrera marble bathroom, 2 flat screen TVs and central air. Enjoy 5 large bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, pantry/bar, office and a living room with a flat screen TV over the working, woodburning fireplace. The round dining room table seats 8 people. A second round, gateleg table is provided and can seat an additional 8. Our guests adore our 40 foot long porch with outdoor dining (table seats 10), stainless steel grill, porch swing, and lots of additional seating and lounging. Walk out basement has plenty of space to store your bikes and beach toys and a large laundry room. Other amenities: hardwood floors, fenced yard, outdoor shower, cable, wireless internet and DVD player. Off street parking for 5 vehicles.
We are attorneys who live most of the year in New Albany, Ohio and have vacationed on Martha's Vineyard regularly since 1980. We have travelled many places, but believe Martha's Vineyard is one of the best places on earth!
We purchased our home in Vineyard Haven in 2008 as a gathering place for our extended family. We love it and hope your family will as well.
We love Vineyard Haven for its great shopping and proximity to the ferry. It is home to the island's best bookstore and lots of home decor stores, galleries, coffee shops and 4 theaters! Unlike the other towns on Martha's Vineyard, most of the Vineyard Haven stores and restaurants remain open in the off-season.
Our shingle style house was built in 1898 by the notorious William Barry Owen, founder of the Gramophone company (remember Nipper the dog?) in London. He was also a local real estate developer, and owner of the Martha's Vineyard Bank.
When Mr. Owen bought the Martha's Vineyard Bank, he decided to move it from Edgartown (the red brick building) to his hometown of Vineyard Haven. He hired J. Williams Beal, an architect, who designed the 'Stone Bank' just down the street in Vineyard Haven. J. Williams Beal is also believed to be the architect of our home.
The home was later sold to Captain Henry Stevenson, it's first occupant. Captain Stevenson owned a freight boat, the Eben A. Thatcher, which was a fixture in Vineyard Haven harbor for many years.
This house's character, it's in-town location, its great porch, its view of Vineyard Haven harbor, and its proximity to Owen Park Beach (one block), sold us instantly.
Only 3 short blocks from the ferry, shops, dining, bookstore, coffee shops, galleries, theaters and public transportation--in the heart of Vineyard Haven and all it has to offer. A few short blocks to Vineyard Haven public tennis courts. One block to Owen Park Beach. Public library is only a few doors away. No need to bring a car since you can walk to the ferry from the house. Off street parking for up to 5 cars is provided if you choose to bring your vehicle. Perfect for teenagers who can walk to all of Vineyard Haven's amenities on their own.
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