Pick of the Week: East Chop Manor with Breathtaking View Defines "Old" Vineyard

Pick of the Week: East Chop Manor with Breathtaking View Defines "Old" Vineyard


Town: Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard
Bedrooms: 8
Baths: 8 + 2 half baths
Square feet: 4170
Acreage: .64
Amenity:  180º water view
Listed price: $2,650,000

On the Vineyard, a sprawling house along the famous coastline isn’t something new. But for this week’s Pick of the Week, that seemingly frivolous fact is exactly what makes this house on East Chop so special.

Built in 1928 and known lovingly as “Big Bluff,” this quintessential Vineyard summer home eases one back to simple pleasures along a stunning landscape.

Offering an unparalleled “view from the top of East Chop” over Nantucket Sound out to Cape Cod, Chappaquiddick, and the open Atlantic beyond, this rambling retreat sits on the crest of a peninsula. With well over 180º of shoreline in front of the house, every room has a water view.

House II

The property sits squarely on the apex of the North-Eastern ridge of the Vineyard.

A grand entry leads you into a home “built for entertaining.” With spacious living rooms, each warmed by a classic beach stone fireplace, multi-generational entertaining is a breeze, even on those cool evenings.

Living room 2

The larger of the two living rooms has multiple sitting areas to enjoy two walls of water views.

On hot summer days, each of room's old-fashioned rope windows can be lowered into a slot below the sills to create a virtual screened in-porch.

Living room 1

The second living room has a door leading out to the front porch along the coastline.

This seaside manor’s eastern front porch greets the morning sun as it rises from the ocean. A covered rear porch faces westward to bask in the summer sunsets.

Back of the house (outbuilding?)

A large yard extends behind the house to facilitate summer fun.

The dining room with beamed ceiling runs from the front to the back of the house so it will hold any size table for any sized gathering. There is a butler's pantry off the country kitchen.

Dining room

The dining room has a fabluous view out to Nantucket Sound.

Upstairs, eight bedrooms (three en-suite) ensure plenty of space for visitors. Many of the rooms have sinks, a throwback to an earlier era. Two of the bedrooms share an adjacent bathroom. The master bathroom, featuring a brick fireplace, has an adjoined sun-room with gorgeous views to the north-west. Each of the bedrooms is brightly painted a different color.


The bedrooms are cozy and comfortable, but also urge you to enjoy all the Island has to offer.

This classic house exemplifies the laid-back feel of old Martha’s Vineyard, an age where time seemed to stand still in the shadow of a picturesque landscape, good company and good food.

Bell buoys, foghorns, sea birds and the syncopated "blinks" from local and distant lighthouses are a welcomed reminder of island life.

Study (each window has a water view)

The expansive view provides a dynamic landscape of sailboats, ferries, and yachts of all sizes. On July 4th you can watch the fireworks dot the skyline up and down the Cape.

The East Chop community offers boating, swimming, tennis, fishing and a social atmosphere that is hard to outdo.  East Chop Beach Club is just down the hill, while Oak Bluffs center is just a few short minutes away.

For More Information, or to ask for a showing, call David Lott at Vineyard Open House Real Estate: 203-270-9357 or contact him by email.

Listed by RE/MAX on Island

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