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It’s that time of the year again! Oscar night is Sunday! Have you ventured out in the snow and sub-freezing temperatures to catch all the nominated flicks?

I’ve been braving the cold to see as many movies as I can but I’ve also been out there seeing some great Martha’s Vineyard properties for sale! The weather may be cold but the real estate market is hot with all types of properties selling every week.

Below are my choices for the Best Martha’s Vineyard Properties currently for sale AND my 2015 Oscar Picks. Be sure to click on the property address links to see details of these properties. And see you at the movies!

Best Martha’s Vineyard Properties Idalyn’s 2015 Oscar Picks
Best Vineyard Haven House & Guest Compound:

188 Daggett Ave., Vineyard Haven

Best Leading Actor:

Michael Keaton

Birdman

Best West Tisbury Lifestyle:

23 Pin Oak Circle, West Tisbury

Best Leading Actress:

Julianne Moore

Still Alice

Best West Tisbury Dream Home Building Site:

308 Oak Ln., West Tisbury

Best Supporting Actor:

J.K. Simmons

Whiplash

Best Vineyard Haven Income Producer:

19 Renear St., Vineyard Haven

Best Supporting Actress:

Patricia Arquette

Boyhood

Best Oak Bluffs Vacant Acreage:

41 Hay Path Rd., Oak Bluffs

Best Director:

Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Birdman

Best Picture:

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole

Birdman


Best Original Screenplay:

Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness

Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Damien Chazelle

Whiplash




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Viewpoints represented the sellers and buyers on the sale of this elegant home located in the heart of the William Street Historic District. The 2,667 square foot MAIN HOUSE with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms was built by Thomas Barrows in 1840 and has much of its original detail – antique pine flooring on 3 levels, intricate moldings, curved walls, and multiple fireplaces. First floor has front and back parlors, formal dining room, office or small bedroom, full bathroom and kitchen. Second floor has a master bedroom en-suite, two additional bedrooms, full bathroom, and large deck with peek harbor views. Third floor has two rooms with loads of potential and harbor views. In addition there is a 714 square foot 1-bedroom GUEST HOUSE – super charming, built in 2005, all modern amenities. A generous private yard and two garages complete this picture-perfect antique property! Asking price $1,395,000.

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Chappy Chic sold at $399,000!

by Idalyn Macchia Gilstad

This utterly adorable Chappaquiddick retreat sold this month to a family that already knows the ins and outs of Chappy and loves it!  Abutting acres of Landbank property, near several beaches and downtown Edgartown, this home is convenient and affordable. Updates include new granite and cherry kitchen counters, new  stainless appliances, new wood floors throughout, new paint, new doors, new electrical, new chimney cap, new outdoor shower and “dog house” basement entry, new outdoor lighting. Open concept living with high beamed ceilings and a gorgeous raised hearth fireplace for gathering. What a great property!


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Designed by a well known Cambridge architect, this contemporary post and beam structure, with partitions and movable screens, form a nest of discrete rooms and overlapping spaces. Meticulous craftsmanship is apparent throughout.  Floors are oak, trim is pine, kitchen cabinets are cherry, beams are fir and first story ceilings are mango plywood.  The home affords easy access to the Lagoon and abuts both Land Bank and Sheriffs Meadow conservation land.  This very unique home is situated off a country lane on over 2 wooded acres and is within walking distance to town.

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