Location, Location, Location in the historic sailing port of Vineyard Haven with its lively inner harbor and public beach access. This majestic property offers living at its best in a vibrant area of year round, well maintained, preserved period homes and just a block off Main Street and steps to Owen Park with deep water dock, beach, bandstand, and large mooring field. Watch sunrise or 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 ferry dock is especially convenient for commuters and excursions to the mainland. It's all at one's fingertips. This majestic single family water view residence plus guest cabin is in the heart of the William Street Historic District with superb Bracketed-Italianate style, known as the Captain Benjamin Cromwell House and later 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 with studio bedroom, kitchenette, full bath, a/c, and Rinnai heat. A 2 car garage, original out house, his and hers outside shower, complete the .66 acre manicured grounds. As the captain of the Island Line transportation service between New Bedford, the 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, approximately 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 only steps away. In summary, this property needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Please read floor descriptions for more details.
Property description and photographs provided by listing agent: Viewpoints
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