52 South Summer Street


Downtown, Edgartown, MA 02539

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Single Family Residence in Downtown, Edgartown

6 bedrooms


7 bathrooms


6135 SqFt


0.2979 acres


MLS #39755

RENOVATED CAPTAIN'S HOME MERGES HISTORIC AND MODERN ELEMENTS. Steeped with history and beautifully renovated inside and out by Hutker Architects in 2013, this 1860's gem is situated on a large corner lot in the heart of Edgartown Village. Known as the Captain Ellsworth West House, the home's historic connections coupled with its impeccable quality and lush gardens would be sufficient to make this one of the finest homes in the village -- but add to that, its characterful styling and beautifully curated vintage details and this property is really something special. This expansive retreat is comprised of a Main House, with four floors of living spaces -- plus a private covered porch with wood-burning fireplace overlooking the beautifully landscaped grounds, which is the perfect place to relax with a book or enjoy a quiet fireside evening in the summer. The detached two-story Carriage House features a pool cabana with an inside lounge area plus French doors that open out to a private outdoor living area with gunite pool, built-in whirlpool spa and bluestone terrace with additional poolside lounging. This rare property includes over 7,000 square feet of living space and is a perfect in-town compound for discerning buyers who are seeking a spacious and comfortable home for gathering family and friends -- and creating treasured memories for years to come.

Property highlights



Private Pool


Public Beach

Hot Tub

Town View

Town Sewer


Town Water

Property Details

Association Fee:
Association Fee Includes:
The Lower Level features an additional 1374-sf of finished living space (not included in total square footage shown) with 10-foot ceilings and the is comprised of a Media Room with home theatre systema spacious Bedroom with egress window plus a Full BathLaundry Room and storage.
Fireplace Features:
Wood-Burning in Living Room + Covered Porch | Gas in Family Room
Hardwood + Tile
Foundation Types:
Poured Concrete
Frontage Type:
Interior Features:
A,AC,Ins,Irr,Media,MiniSplit,OShFloor 1: The first floor is comprised of a gracious Foyer that opens to reveal a beautiful open staircase and grand center hallway. Located to the left of the hallway is the formal Living Room anchored by a wood-burning fireplace with handsome antique mantel and two sets of French doors that open out to a private covered porch with wood-burning fireplace. To the right of the hallway is a formal Dining Room with decorative fireplace. There is a spacious back entrance hallway with open staircases. The rear of the home is the gathering place of the home with a large Family/TV Room with gas fireplace and custom built-ins plus a generously-sized gourmet cook's kitchen with high-end stainless appliances, an prep island with counter seating and a casual dining area -- plus a Pantry with built-in desk/charging station. There is also a beautiful Powder Room located off the main Foyer.Floor 2: The second floor is accessible by two separate staircases. The front staircase, located off the front Foyer, leads to an Office/Den with views of the Federated Church and steeple. There are two bedrooms, each with en suite bath and one featuring French doors that open out to a second-story mahogany deck. The rear staircase leads to a magnificent Owner's Suite with sitting area, private deck, bedroom with vaulted ceilings and salvaged antique beams -- plus a dressing area with walk-in closets, custom built-ins and a spa-like bathroom with double vanity, walk-in glass shower and free-standing soaking tub.Floor 3: The third floor is comprised of a wonderful sunlit bedroom suite with full bath and a separate heat/ac unit.
Link MLS Comments:
Located on the corner of South Summer Street and Cooke Streets. NOTE: Tenants are in residence; showings available on Tuesdays only with advance arrangements.
Lot Features:
Professionally Landscaped Yard, Covered Porch and Private Pool/Spa Area
Parking Features:
Ample Off-Street Parking
Possible Use:
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Assessed Land Value:

Price History

October 14, 2022
June 19, 2022

Tax Information

This property was most recently assessed in 2023. It has been assessed at a value of $7,231,100. The annual tax responsibility for this property is $18,222.

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Phone number
(508) 696-7777

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