152 Main Street


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Single Family Residence in Downtown, Vineyard Haven

6 bedrooms


5 bathrooms


2416 SqFt


0.28 acres


MLS #39246

The famed ‘1720 House’ has been welcoming guests to Vineyard Haven and Martha’s Vineyard as a private residence and B&B for generations. Built in 1720, it is the oldest home in Vineyard Haven, and was previously known as the Timothy Chase House when it was moved to Vineyard Haven harbor from West Tisbury in the 1800s. The property, extending from Main Street to William Street is part of the William Street Historic District. Beautifully sited to take advantage of the morning and afternoon sun, and nicely set back from the road behind a graceful circular driveway, it is a living testimony to the island’s rich history to which the new owner can add with its own story. A comfortably sized lot offers privacy, a garage, and a shed all within a short distance of Vineyard Haven’s shops, MV Playhouse, VH Library and ferry. Also close by are Owen Park, the town dock/harbor and public beach. Little has changed in the home’s interior, and the character and integrity of the architecture remain intact along with its prominent, two brick chimneys. Wide, colonial-era style floorboards, gunstock posts, beamed ceilings and lattice windows create a warm atmosphere that showcases its historic pedigree. Offering 6 Bedrooms with 4 full Bathrooms, two half baths, it’s easy to imagine the house continuing its recent role as a popular B&B or being open to updating. A majestic copper beech tree in the side yard, which beckoned mariners in a bygone era, still stands, providing a stately welcome to the Buyer who finds safe harbor here.

Property highlights


Public Beach

Tennis Court




Screen Porch

Septic Tank


Town Water

Property Details

Association Fee:
Association Fee Includes:
Cape Cod Basement
Fireplace Features:
2 (need inspection)
Foundation Types:
Cape Cod BasementDirt Floor
Frontage Type:
Interior Features:
Ins,OShFloor 1: Sunny bedroom with wood burning fireplace capturing the morning light in the East, to the right of the front door. En suite bathroom with shower. Other windows to the NW. Enjoy this area as an Office or TV room if not a bedroom. This was a sought - after bedroom when the house was a historic B and B. Innkeepers would apply again for their own lodging license. The front door opens to a small foyer at the foot of the stairs. To the left is a long living room with a fireplace and some casement-styled windows opening on to both the cozy dining room (with a sweet corner powder room) to one side and adjacent to the 3 season porch (opening to a brick terrace) on the SW. The kitchen is towards the rear of the house leading to an unheated bonus area, large storage room and the garage / shed / and the side driveway. Make your way easily to the Library a short block away the morning sun & catch a teeny silver / glimmer of water in the Winter.Floor 2: The two front - facing bedrooms, sized for the era, on the second floor catch the morning sun. One shares a bathroom & the other enjoys its own. A third bedroom -- on the N W side w/ afternoon sun -- side shares the hall bath. The hall towards the back of the house leads to a separate , private fifth bedroom w/ its own private bath capturing late afternoon sun & overlooking the side yard & the beech tree. Choose your color palette as you make the house shine w/ your design hues & decor. Welcome to the perfect blend of modernity & architecture of ages past.
Link MLS Comments:
Vineyard Haven: On the outskirts of town at the top of Main Street, as you head away from town, the harbor, Owen Park and the town bandstand (Friday or Sunday eve concerts) on your right, the house is on the left:152 Main Street. You can't miss its large corner lot and driveway at Main St. and Woodlawn Ave. Large white house, turn left into the driveway.
Lot Features:
Parking Features:
Ample, Semi - circular driveway, second driveway
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Price History

September 01, 2022
February 08, 2022

Tax Information

This property was most recently assessed in 2023. It has been assessed at a value of $1,044,100. The annual tax responsibility for this property is $9,200.

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