Step back in time as you explore the old-world charm of this West Chop waterfront grande dame overlooking Vineyard Sound, the Elizabeth Islands, and Woods Hole. Built in 1893 and meticulously maintained and updated over the past century, the much-loved 7,026-sf Victorian home includes many original hand-crafted architectural details. The expansive great room with exposed beams and windows on three sides offers panoramic water views with truly magnificent sunsets, and the adjacent reading room faces a cozy wood-burning fireplace with a door to the covered porch. Flooded with morning light, the kitchen – convenient to the entry mudroom and butler’s pantry/laundry room – features a six-burner Wolf stove, soapstone counters, and sunny breakfast area.
Each of the three floors includes a spacious main bedroom with an en-suite bath and expansive water views, for a total of three primary bedroom suites. The fully renovated basement addition – with an underground hallway and door leading to the beach path – also includes two bedrooms, totaling eleven throughout the house. Two bedrooms have fireplaces, and custom built-ins provide plenty of storage.
Outside, beautifully crafted stone walls, a south-facing stone terrace, and mature perennial landscaping create a tranquil seaside retreat on .31 acres, with convenient proximity to the West Chop Club and Mink Meadows Golf Club. There’s no shortage of nearby things to do, from tennis and golf to swimming and sailing, but perhaps this property’s greatest appeal is its sense of timelessness, the charm and allure of a bygone era. With only a handful of owners over the generations, now is the rare opportunity to make summers at “Pierside” a part of your family’s history. *Stone Pagoda not included in sale of property*
Basement: Finished basement with two bedrooms and a full bathroom.