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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Do You Dream Of Owning A Historical Preservation Home In Martha Vineyard?

A historical
Georgian Greek Revival Captain's House in Martha's Vineyard, is a beach house find. This is an exceptional opportunity to own and care for a significant piece of New England's disappearing past. Located on prestigious North Water Street and known as the Martha Vineyard's Fisher-Bliss House this property has been owned and preserved with care by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities since 1966. Listed for sale by Sotheby's International, this expansive home includes a wealth of architecturally important elements ready to be converted into a Vineyard gathering place. Originally constructed in 1832 by master builder Thomas M. Coffin, with Eleven bedrooms, eight fireplaces and gracious living areas spread over three levels. This Martha's Vineyard's historical beach house has sweeping views of Cape Pogue, Edgartown Harbor, and Katama Bay from the Captain's house widow's walks. The house grounds include a beautiful lawn and patio, shared brick driveway, and a detached barn just blocks away from the town's center, harbor landing, beaches and lighthouse. A long term investment for the discriminating buyer, renovations to this Martha Vineyard home has Preservation restrictions and Historic District regulations. Imagine owning a home where summer vacationers come from the world of academia, media, film, politics and royalty. At Beach House Finds we are stimulated by this home.

Listing: $3,650,000 USD

Wallace & Co. Sotheby's International Realty
Property ID# 4117689
MLS ID# 17575

Photo Credit: Sotheby's International International Realty

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What Ocean Home Is The Emblem Of The Spirit Of The American Renaissance?

The Breakers, with all its splendor was very much a family house. Now designated a National Historic Landmark, in Newport, Rhode Island and open to the public for tours by The Preservation Society of Newport County. The ocean home was very important to the Vanderbilt family as they had two residences. The other was on Fifth Avenue at 57th Street in New York City on the property where Bergdorf Goodman is today. They spent a full six months in Newport each year. The 70 room summer estate of New York Central Railroad President Cornelius Vanderbilt II interiors feature rare marble, platinum leaf wall panels, gilded woods, and gold is everywhere throughout the Mansion. Cornelius Vanderbilt II built the house to take advantage of its views of the sea. A visit here becomes magical as the house and the ocean is dramatic. It’s a visually spectacular site The Breakers and the sea with the house with its marble and its colors is magnificent.

"A summer day began with tennis in the morning at the casino, or a swim at the beach. After a luncheon party there was yachting, polo, or a few rounds of golf." As quoted from the Newport Mansions Preservation Society compelling tour. This is a moment in American culture not to be missed.

The Breakers dining room. Photo Credit: John Corbett, courtesy of The Preservation Society of Newport County.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Do You Dream Of A Hawaii Tropical Romantic Getaway?

A beach house find, is the heavenly getaway to the cottages at The Inn at Mama’s Fish House, in Maui, Hawaii
located on Maui’s North Shore. “Old Polynesia” decor and a low-key atmosphere mark it as a throwback to an era when Hawaii meant tropical exoticism. Just miles down the road one can enjoy the bright sails of windsurfers swooping just off Hookipa Beach. Not to mention the pleasures of lounging on the sand in front of your cottage. And if one is staying at the Inn at Mama's Fish House insures you the pleasure of savoring the seafood at Mama’s Fish House Restaurant. Established by a family this top rated restaurant adds to the pleasure of your island getaway. Vision your soul mate and you eating fresh Polynesian, sipping exotic drinks, sunsets on the beach, and sleeping is utopia at this exotic location.

Rooms from $175 +