31 Ninth Street North


Central, Edgartown, MA 02539

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Single Family Residence in Central, Edgartown

2 bedrooms


1 bathroom


1275 SqFt


0.3443 acres


MLS #41898

Own a Piece of Architectural History... This splendid home was designed by the award-winning Architect, Robert D. Orr Jr., and originally featured in House & Garden magazine. Each unique aspect of this home possesses its own creative details and charm. "Island Fortress” as it was named by the magazine, has a variety of architectural features that have been expanded upon, creating a unified whole, enriching the experience of its myriad spaces. The many angles, curves, and inclusion of numerous windows maximize the enjoyment of daily living, allowing you to fully appreciate the views from the interior and exterior spaces throughout. This remarkable, one-of-a-kind home, features 1,275 square feet of living space, over 1,300 square feet of mahogany decking on three separate levels, and a tower with a wall of windows. The main level on the second floor is designed for you to “live in the tree-tops”. You will find an open eat-in kitchen with access to a 100+ square-foot deck for outdoor dining, and newer, stainless-steel appliances. The home features a sizable living area with a wall of large windows, a dramatic, twelve-foot ceiling to the level above, with two sunny bedrooms, and 1-1/2 baths. The top floor has yet another large sunny deck, and a gorgeous, scenic tower-room, set apart from the rest: a perfect, quiet space for an office or serene retreat for a yoga studio. Imagine the numerous possibilities of the expansive deck on the lower level. It features 30+ square feet of mahogany decking and access to an enclosed laundry area and utility closet. The home is move-in ready with newer electric, wall-board, paint, and energy-efficient, spray-foam insulation. Enjoy your own “Island Fortress”, a terrific opportunity to own one of the most unique properties on Martha's Vineyard. Location: Conveniently located on a quiet street off the Edgartown/Vineyard Haven Road and just two miles to the town’s center, it is not far from the island’s public schools; 2.5 miles to Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School and 2.3 miles to Edgartown Elementary School, and the new Edgartown Library. It has easy access to the Island Ferry Terminals, the Island Transit bus-lines, and plenty of off-street parking, a perfect location for homeowners or investors, alike. R20 zoning: Home is positioned on the lot to allow for a large garden. Expansion potential

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InsFloor 1: Open lower level with nearly 700 square feet of decking. Separate laundry area.Floor 2: Open Cathedral-Style foyer, 2 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, 120 sf, walk-out deck from kitchen, 1-1/2 baths.Floor 3: Large living room with 12' high ceilings, stair to upper tower area, 120 sf, walk-out deck from hall
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Renovation 2016
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Price History

May 06, 2024

Tax Information

This property was most recently assessed in 2024. It has been assessed at a value of $822,800. The annual tax responsibility for this property is $2,153.

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