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As with every winter I am very excited to be dashing to the Capawock theater on Main St., Vineyard Haven, the new Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Tisbury Market Place, and Entertainment Cinemas in Edgartown to catch all the Oscar nominations before the big night Sunday!
I have to admit however I am a bit melancholy when I sit watching the big screen and no longer hear the rattle of film threading through the projector because the digital film distributors are taking over. Will I ever again see the bulb burn a whole through celluloid?? Will I ever again see a bad transition from reel one to reel two?? Cinema Paradiso, where have you gone?!
Alas technology gets in the way of the magic of the venue. However it does not get in the way of the beauty of the film image. And this year that is proven with visual gems like Beasts of the Southern Wild and Lincoln.
Besides Oscar season, I find this winter exciting because I am showing and selling some stellar Martha’s Vineyard real estate! 2012 sales were up all year – the 4th quarter was through the roof! And predictions indicate that 2013 should be just as robust. The buyers are ready, willing, and able to pay Vineyard prices and realize their dream, and motivated sellers are able to move on to the next chapter of their lives.
So in honor of an exciting winter here on the gorgeous island of Martha’s Vineyard, below are my choices for the Best Martha’s Vineyard Properties currently for sale as well as my 2013 Oscar Picks. Be sure to click on the property address links to see details and photos of these properties…and see you at the movies!
| Best Martha’s Vineyard Properties
|| Idalyn’s 2011 Oscar Picks
|Best Historic District Home:
73 William St., Vineyard Haven
|Best Leading Actor:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
|Best Family Compound:
188 Daggett Ave., Vineyard Haven
|Best Leading Actress:
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
|Best Floor Plan:
84 Stonegate Ln., Vineyard Haven
| Best Supporting Actor:
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
|Best Income Producer:
8 Uncas Ave., Oak Bluffs
|Best Supporting Actress:
Sally Field, Lincoln
|Best Maximization of Property:
74 18th St. South, Edgartown
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
|Best Building Site:
308 Oak Ln., West Tisbury
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
|Best Original Screenplay:
Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Adapted Screenplay:
Chris Terrio, Argo
This elegant home located in the heart of the William Street Historic District will grab you the moment you enter the unique doorway. 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!
This beautiful home was custom built by a well-respected island contractor and has lovely features and finishes that the discerning buyer will appreciate. First floor has a living room with cathedral ceiling, multiple windows, and a fireplace. Adjacent is the dining room with fireplace and screened porch perfect for summer evenings. The kitchen is open to the dining room and off of the kitchen is a den for television or just relaxing. Beyond is an attached garage, laundry room, and powder room. Also on the first floor is a generous master with a fireplace and tile bathroom. Upstairs are two guest bedrooms that share a tile bathroom. And above the garage is a second master bedroom and tile bathroom. The exterior has great plantings, a patio and a deck, and most of all, privacy and quiet. Only a mile to Lake Tashmoo opening and the Vineyard Sound.
Traditional expanded cape on a quiet private road abutting West Chop Woods. This comfortable three bedroom/2.5 bath home features granite countertops in the country kitchen, two fireplaces, beamed ceilings, central hallway, and lovely patio surrounded with lush plantings. Walk to town, Mink Meadows Golf Club, the Yacht Club and Grove Ave. beach. $740,000